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Welcome to Early Years!

In the Foundation Stage Unit, children of both Nursery and Reception age (three – five years) are taught in a stimulating and exciting environment. We currently offer both full-time and part-time places to Nursery aged children.

The Foundation Stage is split into 7 areas of learning.

The Prime Areas

These three prime areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive

  • Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
  • Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
  • Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.

The Specific Areas

Providers must also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.

  • Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
  • Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
  • Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
  • Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

Curriculum plans – download

Our Early Years Curriculum 2022 Part 1 Our Early Years Curriculum 2022 Part 2

EYFS Yearly Overview

EYFS Autumn Term Overview

Nursery Spring 1 Overview – Under the Sea

Reception Spring 1 Overview – Under the Sea

EYFS Spring 2 – Superheroes

Nursery Topic Overview Summer 1

Reception Topic Overview Summer 1

EYFS Overview Summer 2


Miss J Malik – Nursery Teachers
Mrs Harper-Taylor – Reception Teacher
Mrs D Richardson/Mrs L Groutage – Reception Teachers


Mrs N Bhakar
Ms A Woolfenden
Miss A Waterhouse
Miss H Abbey

Mrs L Parish


Miss Wood

Miss Sheridan

Mrs Evans

Mrs Meigh

Ms Miles

Miss Leonard



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