At William Patten we believe that the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a vitally important part of children’s development; it is a real strength of our school and provides children with the best possible foundation for their future learning. We provide a warm, caring, nurturing and stimulating learning environment where children grow in confidence and independence, while developing their interest, curiosity and skills in all areas of the EYFS curriculum.
We build strong and successful partnerships with parents and carers, and believe that children benefit enormously from the rich, shared experiences this collaboration brings. We believe that children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and five have a major impact on their future life chances. By providing high-quality education, a balance of child-led and adult-led learning, enriching experiences, careful planning and assessment, timely intervention and collaboration with parents, we believe we provide children with the very best start to their school life.