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Our EYFS Offer -Our Principles for EYFS Excellence


Our ACE EYFS Curriculum empowers and inspires children to be curious, empathetic, determined and unique individuals through cultivating their character.  Children flourish in our Early Years settings because our teachers provide language rich experiences and put children’s individual needs at the forefront.  We endeavour to provide outstanding learning environments that excite and challenge our youngest learners to try different experiences and develop their thinking skills.  At ACE, we believe that parents and families are an integral part of our learning community and that education is a fascinating journey that we take together. 

To deepen learning, every opportunity will be taken to enrich the curriculum by providing memorable experiences through access to experts and visits. Our children will be immersed in the experience of being a historian, scientist or writer, perhaps developing a passion that will inform their future lives. In a world where communication is crucial, we prioritise supporting our children to become confident and articulate speakers. A curriculum where knowledge and academic progress is built on character values and the ability to take on new learning and make connections.

Inspiring Learning environment

Our aim is to provide children with an exciting and inspiring learning environment to engage in “exploration” that is designed to challenge, cultivate character, and ensure our youngest children have high quality resources and provision to develop their knowledge and skills in all seven areas of Early Years Learning.

High Quality Enhancements

Our learning enhancements are planned carefully to meet the individual needs of our cohort and ensure they have opportunities to apply new knowledge and skills.  We believe that children need a planned sequential curriculum giving them the firm foundations to continue their learning into KS1 and beyond.

Our outdoor learning environments provide:

• A rich, multi sensory environment that is meaningful, stimulating and motivating for all children.

• Space for children to move freely and take risks.

• An opportunity for the children to develop their health and strength and coordination.

• An opportunity to experience nature and the weather within the garden and nature area.

• Space and resources to work on a variety of scales which provides the opportunity for children to cooperate, negotiate and collaborate.

 practical activities which build self confidence and self esteem.

We aim to:

• Base our EYFS Curriculum on evidence-based research that is proven to have a profound impact on children’s development.

• Provide play-based and purposeful experiences that cultivate children’s confidence, independence and the ability to make positive relationships with others.

• Nurture children so that they develop physically, cognitively, emotionally and we ensure they are given a myriad of opportunities to express themselves in an environment that values all cultures communities and people.

• Build constructive, lasting and supportive partnerships with parents so that we can work together to ensure children’s wellbeing and academic excellence.

• Review and assess, then plan for individual, small group and balanced guided interaction with both direct teaching and child-led activities so that every child’s individual needs are met and all children make good progress.

• Ensure our Early Years curriculum puts an emphasis on embedding self-regulation and thinking strategies, such as the “Plan, Do, Review” approach because evidence shows these abilities are consistently linked with successful learning.

• Offer ambitious and inspiring learning environments that encourage children to be leaders of their learning and promote a life-long love of gaining new and exciting knowledge.

EYFS – Examples of EYFS Learning Experiences at Trinity C of E Primary (images coming soon)

EYFS – Examples of Metacognitive Tools we use

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