Our Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage is where we lay the foundation for lifelong learning. Our team work tirelessly to create a home from home learning environment, where children feel important, valued and part of our community. 

Our caring team work  alongside the children to develop their language skills, personal and social skills as well as their thinking skills. Through forming strong relationships with our youngest learners and their families we are able to support and challenge children in their thinking to build their confidence and knowledge over time. 

Through high quality interactions during our VIP Time (Very Important Play!) our children are able to apply and embed their learning, making sense of the world around them. Our EYFS Team work with the children to develop the following learner attributes which we feel will best place them for a lifetime of successful learning.

areas of learning

Prime Areas of Learning

  • Communication and Language
    Listening, attention and understanding
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
    Managing self
    Building relationships
  • Physical Development
    Gross motor skills
    Fine motor skills

Specific Areas of Learning

  • Literacy
    Word reading
  • Mathematics
    Numerical patterns
  • Understanding of the World
    Past and present
    People, cultures and communities
    The natural world
  • Expressive arts and design
    Creating with materials
    Being imaginative and expressive

central ideas

Nursery (Seedlings)

  • Module 1: Who We Are
    People learn and care for others
  • Module 2: How We Organise Ourselves
    We all have a role to play in our community
  • Module 3: How We Express Ourselves
    Storytelling connects us with others
  • Module 4: Sharing the Planet
    Living things play an important role in our lives.
  • Module 5 & 6: Where We Are in Place and Time
    Our world is special and connected in many ways

Reception (Apollo/Discovery)

  • Module 1: Who We Are
    People learn and care for others
  • Module 2: How We Express Ourselves
    Celebrations are important
  • Module 3 & 4: Sharing the Planet
    The environment influences living things
  • Module 5 & 6: Where We Are in Place and Time
    The world can be influenced by many great people

If you do have any questions in regards to our Early Years Curriculum please do speak to a member of the EYFS team.