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Early Years Foundation Stage


At Millbrook we love to learn through play and have lots of fun as we do so. Children learn from well thought out continuous provision areas indoors and outside. We plan for the Seasons; Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. We observe children at play and follow children’s interests. We then plan meaningful learning experiences for them, based on their needs and interests.

EYFS Policy

EYFS Policy


Adults are skilled at working with children, helping them to make progress and develop a love of learning.

“The goal of every childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn.”
Maria Montessori

We aim to celebrate each child as an individual. If children need additional support, they are quickly identified and any barriers to learning worked upon.

Reception children will be assessed in the first six weeks of starting school by their class teacher. Teachers will be able to get to know your child on a 1.1 basis and have fun together! Please see more information by clicking the link.


Communication and language is very important to us. Please support us by listening to and talking to your child as much as possible. Put down mobile phones and other technological equipment and talk about your day! Share books, look at pictures, make up your own stories and have a regular bedtime routine.

We try to build a language rich environment. ‘Tales Toolkit’ has been recently introduced and is having a positive impact on children’s language development.

We have been awarded the ICAN Accreditation for Early Talk. This award shows that we create communication rich environments and strive to improve the speech and  communication skills of the children we work with.


We recognise that parents are children’s first educators. Please help us by:

  • Helping your child to be independent with dressing.
  • Share stories and sing songs.
  • Count in real life.
  • Spend time looking for changes in nature.
  • Talk about anything and everything.
  • Make sure your child has a good bedtime routine.

This booklet will support you in understanding the stages of development of your child and ways you can help them.

What to expect in the EYFS

We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

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