Parental Resources

EYFS Resources for Parents

EYFS Learning and Development Resources

One of the key differences in the experience that you receive at Reach for the Stars Nursery, is that the staff recognise and value the importance of parental engagement within the early years of your child’s life. All children deserve the best possible start, therefore, its vitally important that we work as a team to ensure that your child is kept at the centre of everything that we do. We recognise that being a parent is extremely rewarding, however, we also recognise that it can be hard work and sometimes challenging.

Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. Foundation years Website

Early Years Outcomes

This document is a non-statutory guide to support practitioners. It can be used by childminders, nurseries and others, such as Ofsted, throughout the early years as a guide to making best-fit judgements about whether a child is showing typical development for their age, may be at risk of delay or is ahead for their age. Foundation years Website

Early Years Foundation Stage For Parents

This guide has been developed with parents. An overwhelming want from parents was that this guide would be available electronically. Therefore it has been designed to be accessed electronically but also as a downloadable printed copy. Included in the guide are free text boxes where settings can insert their own logos, aims and messages to parents.   There is an accompanying user guide for that takes you through the process of editing the Parents’ Guide. Foundation years Website

What to expect, when?

What to expect, when? is a simple guide which takes parents through the expectations of each age band in the EYFS and how they can support their children’s learning and development. Foundation Years Website

Words For Life

From the National Literacy Trust, this website is great for parents and practitioners to further support and enhance their understanding of the importance of books for children. Website

Nationl Literacy Trust

This website contains a huge amount of downloadable resources as well as advice sheets for parents and professionals. Website

Talking Point

This website includes a large number of top tip advice sheets for different ages, and even has a “progress checker” to check the progress of your child’s speech and language development. Website