Helen Fawcett, Head of EYFS

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Play underpins the EYFS. It also underpins learning and all aspects of children’s development.

Through play, children develop language skills, their emotions and creativity, social and intellectual skills. For most children their play is natural and spontaneous although some children may need extra help from adults. Play takes place indoors and outdoors at Sherborne Qatar Preparatory School and it is in these different environments that children explore and discover their immediate world. It is here they practice new ideas and skills, they take risks, show imagination and solve problems on their own or with others. The role that adults have is crucial.

Adults provide time and space and appropriate resources. These might include clothes, boxes, buckets, old blankets that will inspire play and fire children’s imaginations. They observe play and join in when invited, watching and listening before intervening. They value play and provide safe but challenging environments that support and extend learning and development. At Sherborne Qatar Preparatory School we have four Pre-School and four Reception classes, in our EYFS.

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Anisah Bashir
Pre-School Form Teacher
Evelyn Biggins
Pre-School Form Teacher
Jennifer Skeldon
Pre-School Form Teacher
Debbie Eite
Pre-School Form Teacher
Sinead Healey
Pre-School Form Teacher


Pre-School Topics    
Spring Term What stories do we like? What happens in Winter?
Winter Term Where do bears live? What might we see at the beach?
Summer Term What grows? How do we go on Holiday?

Kathryn Mills
Reception Form Teacher
Rebecca Littlewood
Reception Form Teacher
Michelle Fleming
Reception Form Teacher
Sarah Reed
Pre-School Form Teacher


Reception Topics    
Spring Term Why am I Super? Guess Who?
Winter Term Where is your adventure? Where do animals live?
Summer Term What is your favourite fairytale? What can we find in Space?