At Chavey Down Pre-school our ethos is based on the understanding that children are foremost their own educators – natural learners with ability, curiosity and imagination. A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future. We believe each child deserves the best possible start in life and the support to fulfil their potential. As practitioners we help them to learn by providing the opportunities and tools to enable all our children to be happy, secure and independent individuals. Our pre-school follows the government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in order to provide the assurance to parents or carers that our care and education will keep their children safe and support their learning.