Welcome to THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE at Mersey Vale!
This page has been developed to support parents and carers of children within both Nursery and Reception classes.
Here you will find information about the Early Years Foundation Stage, including: curriculum information, policy, learning through play ethos, links to further resources and class based information.
We value your commitment and continued support.
Miss Bunting, Mrs Edwards and Ms Ranson
EYFS Teaching Staff
Nursery Class teacher
Reception Class teacher Mon – Thurs
Reception Class teacher Friday
Please take a look at the Class pages for Nursery and Reception (accessible via Classes section).
Transition and starting school
EYFS Information for parents/ carers:
What to expect, when?
Getting your child ready for school:
Starting school document
Being school ready
Being school ready document
Tiny Happy People
Tiny Happy People
Reading tips and advice
Recommended Reads or ‘Starting Nursery/ School
The Importance of Play
"Play underpins the EYFS. It also underpins learning and all aspects of children’s development. Through play, children develop language skills, their emotions and creativity, social and intellectual skills. For most children their play is natural and spontaneous although some children may need extra help from adults. Play takes place indoors and outdoors and it is in these different environments that children explore and discover their immediate world. It is here they practise new ideas and skills, they take risks, show imagination and solve problems on their own or with others. The role that adults have is crucial. Adults provide time and space and appropriate resources. These might include clothes, boxes, buckets, old blankets that will inspire play and fire children’s imaginations. They observe play and join in when invited, watching and listening before intervening. They value play and provide safe but challenging environments that support and extend learning and development." (Early Years Matters)
You might like to have a look at the Class pages for Nursery and Reception (accessible via Children section on website)