Welcome to Foundation Stage

Our Nursery staff…

Mrs Holder

Mrs Artley

Mrs Lofts

Mrs Edon

We have two classes in Reception.  Our teachers are…

Mrs Wilson-Dukes RWD

FS Team Leader

Miss Clarke


Mrs Hogg

Miss Ambrosini

Music Teacher

Our teaching assistants are…

Mrs Whitelock

Mrs Hards

Mrs Thomas

Mrs Leitch

At Whinstone, the EYFS forms the underpinning and overarching framework for learning and development for all children in our care. We intend to enable our children to learn holistically through a combination of access to quality first teaching and through play, experimentation, and exploration while making friends, developing social skills and cultural capital. We aim to ensure that every child has an excellent start to school life, achieving and making progress across each aspect of the EYFS Profile.

Curriculum Areas

The seven areas of learning and development that comprise the Early Years Foundation Stage are:

Personal, social and emotional development (PSED)

Communication and Language (CL)

Physical development (PD)



Understanding the world (UTW)

Expressive arts and design (EAD)

 Read Write Inc. Phonics Material  

Click on the link to view:

. Letter a       .Letter      . Letter i        . Letter g     .Letter b    . Letter d


Please click on the following links to learn about how we plan for each year group stage…

Further links and resources…

Click to visit our Read Write Inc page.  It has videos and printable pages to help support your child at home with phonics and reading.

Click on the image to view our Whinstone Early Years brochure.

It is full of information about what we have on offer, school result tables and parental feedback. 

Our children love their time in Foundation Stage!

Here are the keywords that children learn in Foundation Stage.  These are useful for you to support your child at home.

Click to read our Foundation Stage policies

If you would like to contact us, you can email our Foundation Stage team on…





Please note that if your request / question is urgent, please follow our usual line of contact – phone the school on 01642 750318

Thank you,

Foundation Stage Team