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St Barnabas

& St Paul's Church of England Primary School

Early Years Curriculum

Every child deserves the best possible start in life, and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.


St Barnabas and St Paul’s follows the guidance set by the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. All the planning is carefully tailored to provide the children with a stimulating environment to develop their little minds. Our Early Years provision seeks to provide quality and consistency, a secure foundation planned around needs and interests of the children, strong partnerships between practitioners and parents or carers, and equality of opportunity. This is in correlation with the EYFS framework to ensure that the children develop all the areas of learning and become the best for God that they can be.


‘Enabling environments “Mobilise the energy, attention, curiosity and focus of children”’ – Howard Gardner

‘Development can only take place when children are actively involved, when they are occupied with a high,

non-stop degree of concentration, when they are interested, when they give themselves completely, when they use all their(mental) abilities to invent and make new things and when this gives them a high degree of satisfaction and pleasure.’- Ferre Laevers