Welcome to our Early Years Foundation Stage, we have two 30-place Nursery classes
(Morning or afternoon including 10, 30 hour places throughout the week)

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the curriculum that the Government sets for all early years providers (0-5 years) to make sure that ‘all children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe’. (Department for Education) There are 17 early learning goals to be aimed for by the end of the Reception year in school.

The Framework is divided into different sections;
3 prime areas of learning , 4 specific areas of learning and characteristics of learning.

3 prime areas of learning:
-Communication and Language
-Physical development
-Personal, Social and Emotional development

4 specific areas of learning:
-Understanding the World
-Expressive Arts and Design

Characteristics of learning:
-Playing and exploring, which is about finding out and exploring, playing
with what they know and being willing to ‘have a go’.
– Active Learning, which is about being involved and concentrating, persevering and enjoying
achieving, what they set out to do.

-Creating and thinking critically, which is about having their own ideas,
making links and choosing ways to do things.

The staff plan to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum that touches on all aspects across the year, based on the observations of children’s play and what their interests are. This appears in the weekly enhancements to the continuous provision, as well as in the adult-led focuses and group-time work.

Once a month we walk to our local Library (Owton Manor) to take part in singing and to listen to a range of different stories. We even get to make a craft! (October 2018)


On Wednesday 24th October we celebrated our ‘Spooktacular Day’ We had so much fun!! From making our own wands, skeletons and ghosts to finding hidden pumpkins outside. We enjoying playing ‘ducky’ apple, pass the pumpkin and dressing our friends up as mummies.


On Tuesday 13th November, we held an ‘Adventurous Autumn Day’ Children invited their parents to stay and play! I’m sure who had the most fun…