Introduction & EYFS Aims

At BCPS we believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life in order for them to fulfil their potential. We provide a fun and stimulating learning environment in a secure and happy setting. Our highly experienced early years specialist teachers create a holistic curriculum with individualised learning to suit the needs of every pupil. Pastoral care is a priority, ensuring the transition from home to Nursery/Reception runs smoothly while developing positive relationships with others and skills for life.


From the beginning of their time in Nursery the children are immersed in the BCPS ethos, making the move to Reception a natural and easy progression. As children commence their journey at school, we begin to develop and nurture strong, positive attitudes where they become proud and respectful of themselves, others and their environment.

Specialist teachers for French, dance and music will teach the children throughout their time in Nursery, Reception and throughout the school. Parents are valued as the first educators of their children and we work closely with families to ensure the best outcomes for all our children. Through daily contact, Tapestry assessment updates and written reports, we will share your child’s social and academic progress and achievements regularly.


Aims of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

To develop each child personally, socially and emotionally by:

  • Offering a safe and secure environment
  • Making each child feel valued and helping the child form stable relationships
  • Encouraging a sense of responsibility and consideration for others
  • Developing a positive self-image increasing confidence, independence and control
  • Developing an awareness that there are similarities and differences among all groups of people
  • Providing resources that reflect different types of multicultural and gender backgrounds
  • Developing a curriculum that includes different religions, cultures and languages.


To develop the child intellectually:

  • Provide a stimulating environment in which each child can learn through first-hand experience.
  • Promoting the use of language.
  • Stimulating the child’s curiosity and encouraging active learning.
  • Giving opportunities for children to make their own decisions.
  • Encouraging self-evaluation.


To develop the child physically, improving coordination, control, manipulation and movement by:

  • Enabling children to use their bodies effectively by providing space for learning experiences both indoor and outdoor.
  • Developing fine and gross motor skills through activities such as modelling, painting and construction.
  • Developing an awareness of their physical ability.


To develop the child aesthetically by:

  • Providing a stimulating environment in which creativity, imagination and expressiveness are valued
  • Providing opportunities to experiment with a variety of materials
  • Providing opportunities for children to use and explore their senses.
  • Encouraging children to express themselves through various music, dance, role-play and art activities.


To establish a smooth transition from home to school by:

  • Starting from the child, taking into account previous pre-school experiences, attending visits where necessary
  • Adopting an admissions procedure that eases transition from home to school (including a taster session)
  • Involving parents with their own child’s learning by informing them that they can see and add to their child’s profiles; having opportunities for sharing parents’ expertise and experiences. Parents are the most important support for children’s development and high quality early learning in settings is most effective in partnership with parents.