Children in their Reception Years follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. We consider the individual needs, interests, and stage of development of each child in our care, and use this information to plan a challenging and enjoyable experience for each child in all of the areas of learning.

Parents are involved at all stages of their child’s education; in the Early Years we hope that parents will share their observations of their child outside school with us. The school has a secure online system for communication between home and school.


Within this Framework there are seven areas of learning and development:

Communication and language

Development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.


Development involves providing opportunities for our young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement.

Personal, social and emotional

Development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.

Literacy development

Ensures that we encourage children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children are given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.


Involves providing our children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.

Understanding the world

Involves guiding our children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Expressive arts and design

Involves enabling the children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. We also provide opportunities and encourage the children to share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

Full EYFS curriculum

Click here to view the full EYFS curriculum from The British Association For Early Childhood Education.