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Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS)

It is during these early years that children grasp essential skills that provide the foundations of their future development as happy, healthy and confident individuals.

The EYFS supports children’s learning and development while ensuring they are kept healthy and safe. The four guiding principles which shape our practice are:

A unique child – recognising that each child is individual, constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

Positive relationship – children can learn to be strong and independent when they are included and involved.

Enabling environments – in which children’s experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents/carers.

Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates - providing inclusive practice where the education and care includes all children, of all abilities, regardless of special educational needs and disabilities.

The EYFS framework focuses on three prime areas and four specific areas of learning; essential to making sure young children develop healthily and happily.

The Prime Areas form the foundations on which children can then master the specific areas, these include:-

Communication and Language Development

Listening and attention



Physical Development

Moving and handling

Health and self-care

Personal Social and Emotional Development

Self-confidence and awareness

Managing feelings and behaviour

Making relationships

The Specific Areas provide essential skills and knowledge and include:-






Shape, space and measure

Understanding the World

People and communities

The world


Expressive Art and Design

Exploring media and materials

Being imaginative

Planning and Assessment

The EYFS reinforces the value of play and Busy Bees recognises the need to offers a balance of both child-initiated and adult-led activities based on the interests of the children.

The EYFS also requires settings to formally review children’s progress and share a summary with parents. Each child is allocated a Key-Person who is responsible for monitoring, recording and informing parent/carers of their child’s progress.

Supporting Children's Learning and Development

Busy Bees recognises the value of play and offers a balance of both child-initiated and adult-led activities based on the interests of the children.

We also acknowledge children learn in different ways and take into consideration the Characteristics of Effective Learning’ outlined in the EYFS which include:-

Playing and exploring

Active learning

Creating and thinking critically

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) Code of Practice

The  SEND framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. To view what Busy Bees can provide for children with SEN and disabilities please see our SEND local offer.

Busy Bees Pre-School Flitwick

c/o Flitwick Lower School

Temple Way, Flitwick, Bedfordshire, MK45 1LU

Tel: 01525 719222


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