Early Years

The foundation stage is the first part of the National Curriculum, focussing on the distinct needs of children aged three to the end of the reception year in primary school.

It starts the essential partnership between families and school and underpins all future learning. Children are encouraged to become independent in managing their own needs, establishing new relationships and developing a positive approach to learning. Children develop their learning through planned and spontaneous play activities. We provide a safe atmosphere that is caring, supportive, inviting and stimulating, where children are eager to participate and become motivated and enthusiastic learners.

Aims Of Our Foundation Stage

We aim to support, foster, promote and develop children’s;

  • Independence – both physically and intellectually
  • Personal, social and emotional well-beingPositive attitudes and dispositions towards their learning
  • Social skills
  • Speaking and listening
  • Attention skills and persistence
  • Language for communication
  • Reading and writing
  • Mathematics
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Physical development
  • Creative development
  • Play

We follow the Governments EYFS development matters 2012 guidelines and Early Years outcomes 2013

  • Early Years Foundation Stage Policy
  • Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • DfE Early Years Outcomes