Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to New Silksworth Academy Early Years!

At New Silksworth Academy we recognise that the earliest years of a child's life provide a foundation for the future and therefore strive to offer engaging and meaningful learning experiences to all of our children, starting at the age of 2. Our aim is to ensure we meet every child's needs, in order to help them become confident, independent and resilient learners. We develop a close partnership with parents and this helps us provide the best opportunities for children to learn and become 'school ready'.

In our setting, practice is built on four main principles:

"The earliest years in a child’s life are absolutely critical. A child’s future choices, attainment, wellbeing, happiness and resilience are profoundly affected by the quality of the guidance, love and care they receive during these first years."

Dame Clare Tickell (2011)