The early years foundation stage

The Foundation Stage covers our Nursery (Foundation Stage 1 – Caterpillars and Butterflies) and Reception Class (Foundation Stage 2). The curriculum is organised into seven areas of learning; three prime areas and four specific areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (Prime Area)
  • Communication and Language (Prime Area)
  • Physical Development (Prime Area)
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Progress in each of these areas is measured against the early learning goals. It is recorded in the Foundation Stage Profile and used to inform parents.

What to expect in the EYFS: