Early Years

Early Years

EYFS Intent Statement

The early years at Edale consists of a unit of Nursery and Reception children. Children start their learning journey with us from the age of 3 up until the end of reception when children will have already or be close to turning 5 years old. Please click below to view out statement of intent.

Please click on the video to see a tour of our unit and meet the team

In the early years we use an observation system called ‘Evidence Me’ to capture those wow moments with the children and to share them with parents at home. Parents can also use the app to share wow moments at home with us in school to build that bigger, holistic picture of children’s learning and development. Please click on the video below to watch a demonstration of how you can use ‘Evidence Me’ to become a partner in your child’s learning and development.

EYPP Funding

In the Early Years it is important to support all children in their learning journey, in order for them to achieve their full potential. Children aged 3 and 4 may be entitled to receive Early Years Pupil Premium funding, which, similarly to Pupil Premium funding for older children, aims to support schools and children in raising academic standards and progress, engagement and well-being for these children.

We have used the funding to purchase interventions to support literacy, maths and communications skills. These include ‘Early Talk Boost’ and literacy and Maths ‘5 minute boxes’. We have purchased ‘colourful semantics’ resources to support our EYPP children who also may have communication difficulties or English as an additional language. Resources have been purchased to support children’s engagement and communication development during continuous provision such as role play, small world and resources to support pre-wiring skills. A small amount of money has been spent on enrichment activities for those children, such as, cooking and baking