EYFS Policy (2021)
‘Every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfil their potential. A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right and it provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.’
Early Years Foundation Stage Profile - Department for Children, Schools and Families 2012.
The Early Years Foundation Stage applies to children from birth to the end of the reception year. At Orchard Primary School children are admitted to reception in the September following their fourth birthday.