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The foundation stage consists of Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery) and Foundation Stage 2 (Reception)

The foundation stage makes a crucial contribution to a child’s early development and learning. We provide a rich variety of teaching and learning experiences that are appropriate to the needs of the child.

The children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which is divided into 3 prime and 4 specific areas.

Prime Areas:

* Personal, social and emotional development

* Communication and language

* Physical development


* Maths

* Literacy

* Understanding of the world

* Art and design


In FS1 we have stay and play sessions every Wednesday, please add your name to the board outside the nursery entrance.

In FS2 we look forward to working in partnership with you and we welcome you into school on a Tuesday and Thursday morning to do short reading and writing activities with your child. 

Additional activities and events will be displayed on our website.

Extended 30 hours Free Funding Offer for 3 and 4 year olds

The Government are offering an additional 15 hours of free childcare for working parents from September 2017.  The additional 15 hours of free childcare is available for families where both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone-parent family), and each parents works the equivalent of 16 hours a week at the national minimum or living wage, and earns less than £100,000 a year.

While we will be unable to offer this at Cleeve, we are working in partnership with our local day care provider Bright Start.

If you think you are eligible for the 30 hour funding please contact the school office for more information.