1. Key Information
  2. Early Years Foundation Stage & KS1
  3. EYFS & KS1 Continuous Provision

EYFS & KS1 Continuous Provision


Play is not ‘another subject’, not something ‘other than’ the curriculum

– it is the way in which most children will access and learn the

stuff of the curriculum in the most effective way.”

Julie Fisher

At Arlies, we passionately believe that young children learn best through play and exploration. Wherever possible, we offer children the opportunity to experience real life events that are linked to their learning.  Every day our children get the opportunity to be an artist, writer, mathematician, scientist, designer or a storyteller to name but a few! These play-based experiences enable the children to consolidate their skills, knowledge and understanding and enable them to be become independent and resilient learners. Throughout the environment, both inside and outside, you will see busy children actively engaged in a wide range of activities that they themselves have chosen. Continuous provision supports and encourages our children and staff to have a lifelong love of learning.


In both our Early Years and Key Stage 1 classes, the rooms are creatively organised to promote and develop continuous provision.  This continuous provision enables children to return to their explorations and consolidate their learning over the course of a day or a more extended period. It  also allows children to make choices and initiate play without interaction with an adult.