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Foundation Stage

From birth until 5, children in the Foundation Stage follow the Early Years Foundation Stage.

During this time the children’s learning should be happy, active, exciting, fun and based upon play based learning.  For more information on the EYFS see http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/early-years-foundation-stage-2012/


Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.


These are the 3 prime areas:


and 4 specific areas:


These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities and the teachers will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs and interests. Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside. We are very lucky to have a range of outdoor spaces that the children can use and a wide variety of resources to enhance their learning.



Please click below to find out more about the 7 areas of learning and our Early Years Foundation Stage Policy.