Foundation Stage Curriculum



There are three prime areas of learning which are fundamental and underpin the rest of the curriculum. These are Personal, Social & Emotional Development, Communication & Language, and Physical Development. Then there are four specific areas of learning – Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World (science, IT, humanities, RE etc), and Expressive Arts & Design. In each of these areas there are objectives for children to be taught and assessed upon in age bands roughly correlating with the year in which they become 4 years old (Pre-School) and the year in which they become 5 years old (the Reception Year).

  • To find a full copy of the Foundation Stage Framework please click here.

A booklet has been produced by Action for Children for parents & carers with children in foundation stage called 'What to expect, when?'. The purpose of the 'What to expect, when?' booklet is to help you as a parent/carer find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS. Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. This booklet has been written to help you as a parent know what to expect during these vitally important years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the EYFS. To read the booklet and find out more about your child's development, please read it here.