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Early Years Foundation Stage

"Children in the early years respond well to routines. Relationships with adults are positive"

OFSTED Inspection Report 2022

What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the learning,  development   and care of children from birth to 5yrs. Here at

Ordsall Primary School our EYFS is Phase 1 of our school.   

Children in Phase 1 are aged 3 to 5 years. In Phase 1 we have a nursery for part time(15hrs) and a full time (30hrs) children aged 3-4 years and three reception classes for children aged 4-5 years.

Each of the nursery classes have a class name and are named after  influential artists. The part time nursery/15hrs is Kandinsky Class and the full time nursery/30hrs is Klee Class. The three reception classes are known as Hockney, Renoir and Morris Classes.


What is the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework?

The framework is the statutory guidance all early years settings follow in England.

The EYFS framework has 7 areas of learning:

3 prime areas:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

Communication and Language

Physical Development

4 specific areas:



Exploring and Using Media and Materials

Expressive Arts and Design


For more information about The Early Years Foundation Stage please click  A Parent’s Guide to the EYFS Framework

If you would like to know a little bit more about the curriculum that we teach in Early Years Foundation Stage please click Nursery Curriculum or Reception Curriculum

30 hours free childcare


You may be able to get 30 hours free childcare if:

  • you live in England
  • your child is 3 to 4 years old


The childcare:

  • must be with an approved childcare provider
  • stops when your child starts in reception class (or reaches compulsory school age, if later)




Your eligibility depends on:

  • if you are working
  • your income (and your partner’s income, if you have one)
  • your child’s age and circumstances
  • your immigration status


You can get 30 hours free childcare at the same time as claiming Universal Credit, tax credits, childcare vouchers or Tax-Free Childcare.


You can find out more about the scheme by clicking here.


You can apply by clicking Apply For 30 Hours Free Child Care

If you are interested in a place in our Early Years Foundation Stage please contact us