Early Years Foundation Stage

Our curriculum is divided into three phases — Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6).

Age 3 - 4

Foundation Stage 1 children attend Nursery on a full- or part-time basis the September after their third birthday for their flexible free entitlement. For some, it is their first experience of life in an environment outside home and family, which can be an exciting venture. We strive to make this important phase in every child’s life secure, safe and happy.

Age 4 -5

Foundation Stage 2 children are encouraged to become independent learners through play. The day is divided into a number of sessions covering a variety of areas of learning. During these sessions there is a balance of adult-led and child-led activities.

Prime Areas

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design