Foundation Stage

Foundation Stage

Welcome to Foundation Stage’s web page!

Our Foundation Stage motto is

“Hand in Hand Together We Can”

Our Foundation Stage has both Nursery and Reception Children. Nursery children (caterpillars) attend for either a morning or afternoon session, and Reception children (butterflies) attend full-time. We know that the first and most important teacher your child has is you. We can only continue what you have begun. We want you to go on feeling responsible for your child’s learning, so that in partnership, we can give your child the security and confidence they need to succeed and see themselves as achievers.


There are five members of staff in our Foundation Stage;

  • Mrs McCarthy- Reception Teacher/ Foundation Stage Leader
  • Miss Gallaghan and Mrs Smith- Reception Teaching Assistants
  • Mrs Clinch-Baron- Nursery Teacher
  • Mrs Hussain- Nursery Teaching Assistant

What will my child learn?

We work closely as a team planning our topics/units of work. We use Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS 2012). This is a play based framework that acknowledges that every child in our care is unique and that they learn and develop at different rates and in different ways. Therefore, we base our topics on your child’s interests and learning needs. We believe that play is vital for children. It helps them understand the world around them and to develop socially and emotionally. Our classrooms have areas of continuous provision set up to support children’s learning, these areas are;

  • mark making/writing
  • maths
  • water
  • sand
  • workshop
  • malleable (e.g. playdough)
  • construction
  • creative
  • role play
  • challenge (e.g. jigsaws).

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