EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance)

At Pangbourne House, we believe that the EYFS guidance complements the Montessori method. It understands the importance of giving a child a holistic education. The main features of the foundation stage guidance are:

  • The recognition that young children need to learn through practical experiences rather than being taught.
  • Play is emphasised as the vehicle of learning for children.
  • The importance of working from children’s interests and needs is highlighted.

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  • EYFS is the first curriculum in England to cross the divide between pre-school and school.
  • Personal, social and emotional development of children is recognised as providing the backdrop for other learning.
  • The role of parents is promoted as that of equal partners working together to find the best way forward for each individual child. (Tassoni,2002)

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