The early years foundation stage (EYFS) setting at Redgate, is led by a team of highly-qualified teaching and support staff.

All our children are supported and encouraged to explore and investigate through educational play, enabling them to develop and grow in confidence and independence.

The EYFS curriculum is delivered through high-quality multisensory learning activities and experiences and is ambitious for all children, making it accessible for all regardless of individual needs.

In addition to receiving a high-level of physical adult modelling and support to increase skills across all seven areas of the EYFS curriculum – communication and language, physical development, personal, social and emotional development, literacy, mathematics, understanding the world, expressive arts and design – children access a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities where they learn through exploratory and investigative learning.

If you would like to speak to us about any aspect of our curriculum, or to request a copy of our continuous provision plans, please get in touch.

Our aims

  • Provide high quality care, and education that enables an equal chance of success for every child.
  • Develop children’s curiosity in themselves, each other and the world around them.
  • Motivate children to want to engage with a range of experiences and learning opportunities across the seven areas of learning as outlined in the early years foundation stage (EYFS) curriculum.
  • Become effective learners by developing skills within the characteristics of effective learning.
  • Nurture children to become independent learners where they can be confident to take risks and learn by trial and error.
  • Create a nurturing and stimulating environment where children feel safe and valued as individuals and where being responsible and following rules and boundaries are demonstrated, supported and encouraged.
  • Encourage children to care for and respect each other and their belongings and to accept each other’s differences and similarities.

How we do this

  • Plan a carefully structured daily routine that enables the children to access the EYFS curriculum regardless of their disabilities or needs.
  • Provide carefully planned stimulating and interesting indoor and outdoor multi-sensory learning experiences and activities that encompass the EYFS seven areas of learning.
  • Practitioners skilfully teach and support the children to develop their skills across the seven areas of learning by constantly providing them with physical modelling and use for scaffolding to support them to succeed and master skills in all areas.
  • Observe, notice, and draw attention to how children learn and what they are showing interest in, using this to inform future planning and teaching.
  • Practitioners use all opportunities throughout the day to support children to improve and build upon existing characteristics of effective learning.
  • Practitioners will uphold high expectations of children around participation with learning and behaviours.
  • Practitioners create an ethos that demonstrates values of mutual respect and care for ourselves and each other and our differences.
  • Practitioners acknowledge, and draw attention to the rules, boundaries and values, which are followed, by supporting and praising children.
  • The children are supported to develop independence and organisational skills by providing a careful balance of support. Scaffolding and then phasing it out as the children become more competent to enable them to succeed and master skills.


Our children will:

  • display pleasure and enjoyment with their learning experiences; they will succeed and feel a sense of achievement for their efforts.
  • be inspired and motivated to engage with in learning that takes account of their interests, needs and is accessible to them.
  • display high levels of motivation and engagement for learning and will display a positive attitude towards learning.
  • make increased rates of progress, from individual starting points and will secure good outcomes.
  • feel safe and supported and will become confident and increasingly independent learners.
  • become well-rounded individuals that succeed and are confident to move on to the next stage of learning appropriate for them.

Curriculum pathways, areas and maps

You can find out more details about curriculum pathways, areas and maps on our dedicated curriculum overview page.

Further information

If you would like any further information on our curriculum please contact us.