Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which is how the Government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5.

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

On entry to Nursery we will focus on developing 3 prime areas of learning: These are:

  • Communication and language;
  • Physical development;
  • Personal, social and emotional development.

Acquisition of these prime is essential to lay the foundations for future learning and school readiness. We want children to learn holistically making the most of our indoor and outside environments. 



 As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

  • Literacy; 
  • Mathematics; 
  • Understanding the world;
  • Expressive arts and design.

Activities are suited to your child’s unique needs and interests. Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking.

How can I find out how my child is getting on?

We want parents and carers to feel comfortable about exchanging information and discussing things that will benefit your child. To help in this every child will be assigned a “Key Worker”. This is the person who Is your main point of contact within the setting and for collating the evidence regarding your child’s progress, achievements and sharing this with you at parents meetings.

The whole team are responsible for your child’s care, development and learning and endeavour to help your child to become settled, happy and safe within the setting. 

Hillcross Primary School, Ashridge Way, Morden, Surrey, SM4 4EE

020 8542 6936