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Welcome to Ley Hill's EYFS unit


Here at Ley Hill. children in Nursery and Reception are supported to thrive in our EYFS unit. Each year group has their own classroom and they share an outdoor learning space. The staff work together to ensure all children develop at their own pace and build strong relationships with all the children.

Have a look at the pictures (below) and our class pages (above) to see how our children enjoy their learning experiences with us.




Please have a read of our newsletters. You can find out about what we have been up to, and what we are about to learn. It also includes key dates that may be of interest to you.

The EYFS Team

The Foundation Stage Curriculum


 “The effective early years provision lays firm foundations for children’s future progress.”  Ofsted 2017.


The Foundation Stage is part of the national curriculum and covers the years from birth to the end of the Reception year.


Nursery and Reception at Ley Hill School follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. This Framework underpins all future learning and is a statutory requirement for children from birth to five in Early Years settings. It covers seven areas of learning:


The Prime Areas

· Communication and Language

· Physical Development

· Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The Specific Areas

· Literacy

· Mathematics

· Understanding the World

· Expressive Arts and Design


Here are some documents to show some of the things children learn in these areas and what they are working towards by the end of their Reception year;