Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 

EYFS sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. The EYFS framework gives parents and carers confidence that the statutory commitments and principles that underpin your child's learning and development experience are fully supported and implemented by The Woodland Nursery.

Below are a few examples of our regular activities:


  • Playing games and using the woodland as inspiration for art and writing projects


  • Using the woodland for numeracy – counting, sorting, measuring, estimating etc


  • Simple investigation and exploration with minimal equipment, using natural materials as the learning resource


  • Temporary shelters may be made with tarpaulins or woodland brash


  • Using simple tools to whittle, do craft work and make jewellery


  • Developing areas with logs for informal seating, and fire sites to demonstrate fire safety, construction and campfire cooking


  • Simple rope and string work


  • Looking at shape - leaf or stick matching and sorting


  • Creating a woodland obstacle course and making woodland furniture using lashings


  • Transporting a story from one place to another