Key Information

Term dates

Footprints term dates are almost the same as South Gloucestershire's school year, with the exception of the October half term.

Early Years Curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to age 5. Your child will learn skills, acquire new knowledge and demonstrate their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development. The 3 prime areas being Communication & Language, Physical development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. The 4 specific areas being Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

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Four Guiding Principles should shape practice in early years. Unique Child, Positive Relationships, Enabling Environment and Developing and Learning. See how we put these Principles into Practice.

Free entitlement & Eypp

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled for a funded place for 15 hours per week. The funding begins from the big term (September, January or April) following the child's 3rd birthday. Further information on free entitlement funding will be discussed during your visit day.

All providers who deliver Government funded Early Years education are able to claim Early Years Pupil Premium for children whose parents/carers are in receipt of certain benefits. Eligibility could be worth up to an extra £300 to enable the setting to provide additional support and resources for the benefit of your child. Please see link for eligibility criteria.

Our Fees

Our fees are in line with the current free entitlement hourly rate. Fees are payable until your child becomes eligible for the Free Entitlement funding.

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