Foundation Stage

The Nursery and Reception classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and work towards the Early Learning Goals.

The Foundation Stage curriculum covers seven areas of learning and development. Three prime areas: Communication and language; Physical development and Personal, social and emotional development. And four specific areas: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world and Expressive arts and design.


The Early Learning Goals 

The areas of learning are divided into 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas. All children need to master the skills in the prime areas first before they can master the skills in the specific areas of learning. Please remember that these goals are for children who are between 40-60 months at the end of their time in the Foundation Stage, (end of Reception).