Every year we have children joining us as they start in Pre-School & Reception Class. This is an exciting but also anxious time for both the children and parents! We hope that this additional information about our work with EYFS will answer some of your questions. We are always happy to talk to you about your child and our services, so please do contact us.
The EYFS is a very positive experience for children and a key part of our role is to give each of our children in reception class a dedicated key person. This key person will be your main point of contact in the club; making sure that your child settles into the club well, know where the facilities are (toilets, play areas, etc.) and ensure that they understand the club routines, helping them to feel included in all aspects of the club and support their ongoing development.
The key person will monitor your child’s progress and interests through observations and photographs. This information will be recorded in your child’s portfolio over the course of the year. At the end of the year, you will be given this portfolio book as a memento of your child’s year with us.
The club manager will meet with your child’s class teacher twice a year to identify next steps in your child’s development. We are required by Ofsted to monitor children’s progress throughout the EYFS stage of their education and most parents are happy for us to do so, alongside the assessments completed by the school. If you do not wish your child to be part of this monitoring programme please inform us in writing.
EYFS Parent Communication
We use communication books for those parents who do not have direct, regular contact with their child’s teacher. This allows for daily contact between the parents, the club(s) and the school, making sure than nothing gets missed in terms of achievements, behaviour, reminders, etc.
For Further Information: Foundation Years Website