Early years Foundation Stage

Early years at Goodrich was judged by OFSTED to be outstanding.

At Goodrich we aim to provide our children with the very best start to their learning journey. Children learn in a rich, safe and stimulating environment, with caring adults, who are dedicated to children’s well-being and individuality. We are committed to each child reaching their full potential.

We believe that children learn best when pursuing their own interests. We provide a wide range of interesting activities so that children are encouraged to become active, independent learners, who are willing to explore and engage in a variety of experiences. 

Opportunities to apply their learning are also provided through a flexible, topic based curriculum which integrates the seven areas of learning and development. This includes the three prime areas of Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language; and Physical Development, and the four specific areas of Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

We work in real partnership with parents to form a strong community and sense of belonging from which each child can flourish.