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Useful Information

Early Years Foundation Stage

Every child is supported to reach their full potential and will receive this from the setting staff and SENCo.

There are four guiding themes in the EYFS that we follow:

• A Unique Child -Recognising that every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

• Positive Relationships - Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and /or family groups.

• Enabling Environments - The environment  plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.


• Learning and Development - Children develop  and learn in different ways and at different  rates and all areas of learning and  development are equally important and  inter-connected.


EYFS Parents Guide

Family Groups

 When a child start with us at Brambles, they join one of our family groups. Our family groups are Squirrels, Foxes and Owls. They have a named person who will work with the family and child, creating a relationship which allows the child to feel safe and secure.

Our family group is an extension of this and gives all children a sense of belonging with continuity of familiar staff who know the children well.

Our online Journal and communication system, ‘Famly’ allows parents and carers to develop great links with their family group.Our system is secure and provides parents with a messaging option. Parents can fully participate in their child's journey throughout their time with us.


Each child will be a focus child in their family each half term. They get a whole week dedicated to them where they share their news, interests and their favourite things in our Hedgehog bags from home. Mums, dads, grandparents and brothers and sisters can share information and photos on our Famly app all about special moments that have happened in your family in those few weeks.

We then use all of this fantastic information to help us with our in the moment planning, where the children take the lead and we scaffold their learning filling in the gaps in their knowledge with our talented and caring staff. This goes into a paper journal, a lovely keepsake you get to keep after your child has moved on to school.