The Early Years Foundation Stage


Farmyard Friends

At Farmyard Friends we know that each child develops differently and will ensure that all activities are differentiated to ensure each child fulfils their potential and most importantly, has fun learning through play participating in activities that interest them.


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the government framework that sets out the standards, education and care that all childcare providers are expected to deliver. At Farmyard Friends we strive to not only deliver this but to excel in these standards.


We are regulated by Ofsted and were graded Outstanding in all areas in our June 2016 Ofsted inspection and again in October 2021. Please see the Ofsted report link.


We offer exciting and stimulating adult led and child initiated activities that help stretch and develop each individual child’s desire to investigate and learn.


Daily activities to foster and promote independence, speaking and listening and a desire to explore and learn.


Each child has a designated key worker who works closely in partnership with you and your child to ensure their individual care, learning and development needs are met. They will develop a warm and trusting relationship with you and your child and provide you with information about your child's progress.


Individual sleep and care plans followed working closely in partnership with parent / carers. Dietary and allergy needs and requirements are adhered to.


Support for children with special educational needs and with English as an additional language. Daily diary sheets for under 2’s.


Personal hygiene support.


Parent’s evenings and social events held throughout the year.