Foundation One (Nursery)

Children start Foundation 1 the term after their third birthday. 


They will be offered five sessions per week, either morning or afternoon.


We ask for children to be dropped off or collected on time and for parents/carers to call to let us know if your child is unable to attend the session.  

Meet the team
Children will be in a group with a keyworker who will support them on their learning journey.
However, please feel free to speak to any member of staff about your child we are always happy to help!

Our Curriculum


From 1 September 2021, all early years providers must follow the new early years foundation stage (EYFS) framework. This sets the standards to make sure that children aged from birth to 5 learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. 

You can click the link below to find out more about the EYFS.

In the Moment Planning:

Here is some information for Parents/Carers about how we will be observing, assessing and planning for focus children each week in Foundation 1.
Our Themes
Over the year we aim to explore different themes with the children to help them learn about themselves and the world around them. Our themes are:
Being Me in My World
Celebrating Difference
Dreams and Goals
Healthy Me
Changing Me

Theme for this term – Being Me in my World


This term the theme is ‘Being Me’. We will be finding out about the children’s interests, hobbies, families, pets etc. You can help by sending us your photos on Class Dojo (please only send photos you are happy for us to print and display in our classroom).



We would also love to see/hear about your child’s favourite stories, rhymes and songs. In Foundation we have some core stories which we hope the children will love listening to over and over again until they can retell the stories themselves. This term our core stories our Where’s Spot? Hairy Maclary, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see? It would be amazing if you could share these stories with your children at home. If you are unable to get copies of the actual books you can often listen to the stories on the internet.


We will also be learning these songs; Head, shoulders, knees and toes, One finger, one thumb, keep moving and If you’re happy and you know it. Can you teach your child the words and video them singing to share on Class Dojo? (Here is a link to one of the songs


You can click on the documents below to find out more about what the children will be learning this term and how you can help.

Ideas for Phase 1 phonics activities to try at home:

Information for children starting school in September!

Children will start Foundation 2 in the September before they turn 5years old. For your information below is a link to a Derbyshire County Council leaflet that gives some suggestions to prepare children for starting school full time.