• Communication and Language
    Communication and Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
    Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
    Literacy
  • Mathematics
    Mathematics
  • Expressive Arts and Design
    Expressive Arts and Design
  • Understanding the World
    Understanding the World
  • Physical Development
    Physical Development
  • Enrichment
    Enrichment

     

    View our EYFS policy    

    Aims of the Early Years Foundation Stage

    The Cornerstone Academy Trust implements the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework. It sets out how the Academy takes a holistic approach to children’s well-being, education and health. The EYFS refers to children from birth to five years of age. At Cornerstone Academy Trust, this refers to children between the ages of 2 and 5.

    At Cornerstone Academy trust we aim to:

    • Deliver the standards for the learning, development and care of young children as set out in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage
    • Support the development of active and inquisitive learners encouraging children to be imaginative, creative, curious and critical thinkers.
    • Ensure teaching nurtures, engages and motivates children
    • Ensure the provision offers rich, varied and imaginative learning experiences
    • Ensure that learning and development is planned around the needs and interests of the children and informed by the use of on-going observational assessment.
    • Ensure that every child makes good progress and no child is left behind
    • Create the framework for partnership by working with parents, professionals and other settings that the child attends


    The Early year’s experiences we offer our children are based on the following four guiding principles:

    • Unique Child
    • Positive Relationships
    • Enabling Environments
    • Learning and Development

    Prime Areas

    • Personal, Social, and Emotional Development
    • Communication and Language
    • Physical Development

    Specific Areas

    • Literacy
    • Mathematics
    • Understanding the World
    • Expressive Arts and Design

    Phase Lead:

    Tonia Dudley

    Tonia Dudley

    Deputy Phase Lead:

    Amy Harris 

    Amy Harris

     Our Nursery Teachers 

    Amy Harris

    Amy Harris 
    BCPS

    Samantha Fletcher

    Samantha Fletcher 
    BCPS

    Rachel Hitchens Orr

    Rachel Hitchens Orr 
    MCPS

    Ellie Jones

    Ellie Jones 
    MCPS

    Molly Sobey

    Molly Sobey 
    WCPS

    Sophie Lands

    Sophie Lands 
    WCPS

    Paula Rudall

    Paula Rudall 
    YVPS