EYFS AT OBS
At Old Basford School we believe
“Every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfil their potential. A child’s experiences 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. When parents choose to use early years services they want to know that provision will keep their children safe and help them to thrive”
(Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage)
At Old Basford School the Foundation Stage consists of a Foundation Unit, made up of one building that provides provision for 80 F1 children (40 in the morning session, 40 in the afternoon) and another adjacent building that provides provision for 60 F2 children; this consists of a large shared area with two separate teaching areas that can be sectioned off for whole class teaching and an adjoining teaching room for group work and intervention. There is a large outdoor learning area that is shared between both Foundation 1 and 2.