Early Years Department

The Early Years Department at St Bernard’s is a welcoming, stimulating environment where your child will be inspired and motivated to learn. They will develop and achieve through commitment, team work and a sense of belonging to a caring school community.

Our strengths are:

  • The high quality education we provide to all children
  • The happy, safe and secure learning environment
  • The positive relationships established between staff, governors, children and the school community as a whole.

What is the Early Years Foundation Stage ( E.Y.F.S)?

  • The E.Y.F.S. is the stage of education for children from birth to the end of the Reception year.
  • It is based on the recognition that children learn best through play and active learning.

It is developed around 4 themes that underpin the EYFS;

1. A unique Child- Observe what a child is learning

2 .Positive Relationships- What adults can do

3. Enabling Environments- What adults could provide

4. Learning and Developing- Children’s achievements  through the above Areas of learning.