Early Years Foundation Stage EYFS

Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a key aspect of the School's Self-Evaluation Form (SEF), which we review on a regular basis to ensure an optimum service is provided.

Our journey


Early Years Foundation Stage EYFS
  • Engaged with families and external agencies to support the reopening of Taddies, our parent toddler group for children aged up to five years old
  • Reinstated a revised biweekly offer of Taddies
  • Reshaped the offer to every week to accommodate the increased uptake
  • Circulated Taddies leaflets within the community
  • Put a request to the educational governance to change DfE status of 3 to 19


Early Years Foundation Stage EYFS
  • Increased Taddies sessions to twice weekly due to popularity
  • Outdoor play scoped through NPQML project 
  • Received change in DfE status from 3 to 19 to 2 to 19
  • Pilot of school nursery undertaken with three families


Amal in a music session
  • The pilot of nursey opened across 5 days, 39 weeks of the year
  • Children from Taddies transitioned to school nursery
  • The school nursery supported dual early years placements 
  • Taddies continued offering support to a growing number of families 
  • External EYFS consultant and Surrey EYFS advisory professionals supporting the growth of school nursery
  • Outdoor purposeful play driven by the external support of EYFS consultant
  • Successful school onward placements to Woodlands, Brooklands, Linden Bridge, The Children's Trust and overseas


Teddy bear with mask
  • The school nursery officially named ‘Tadworth Tots’ 
  • Tadworth Tots remained open for four keyworkers and vulnerable children during COVID -19
  • Get Outside and Learn action plan supporting outdoor learning in the EYFS
  • CPD opportunities in early years with NNEB qualification 
  • Successful school onward placements to Woodlands and Brooklands


Finn playing the piano
  • Upskill of staff with NNEB qualification 
  • Early years policy aligned to statutory frameworks of the EYFS and Developments Matters 2020
  • Successful school onward placements to Woodlands, Tadworth Primary and The Children's Trust


Molly reading a Mr Men Book
  • Taddies supported a further five families having reopened after lockdown 
  • Researched and developed a bespoke SEND phonic programme providing sufficient challenges to learners beyond Stage One of phonics
  • Onward placements to Fox Grove