We are lucky to have a full time 26 place Nursery and a 30 place Reception class at Fleet. Each are well staffed and provide a stimulating and nurturing environment for children to start their educational journey. We follow the EYFS curriculum and maintain a balance between following personal interests whilst also opening learners up to new experiences and learning opportunities.

    In our Early Years Foundation Stage, we strive to achieve the following aims:

    • Create a safe, secure, stimulating learning environment which meets the individual needs and interests of all our children.
    • Provide opportunities through play, which encourage children to develop emotionally, socially, intellectually and physically.
    • Promote good standards of behaviour and interaction with other children and adults.
    • Develop and maintain good partnerships with parents and carers.
    • Continue to build upon what the child has already learned at home, broadening their range of learning experiences and stimulating their curiosity and imagination.
    • Enable each child to develop as a happy, confident and independent learner with a well-developed sense of self-worth, responsibility and community.

    We support and encourage our children to be:

    Inclusive - Strong, positive relationships are vital. All members of our EYFS, adults and children alike, are part of a team working together to achieve.

    Experience Creators - We encourage our children to follow their own interests and drive their own learning and play. The provision in our EYFS is well planned to inspire creativity and provide a wide range of opportunities for all.

    Engaged - Children are well supported to access and engage in all learning opportunities and experience available. Adults understand the needs of each individual and tailor provision and activities to ensure all can engage with opportunities available.

    Good Communicators - Communication is key in the EYFS. Our environments are language rich, with children given regular opportunities to express themselves, share ideas and extend their thinking.

    Confident Risk Takers - Our children are encouraged to have a ‘can do’ attitude. Adults carefully scaffold support and learning opportunities for each child to develop confidence, resilience and persistence for future challenges.

    Mindful - Our children are supported to have a positive sense of self and develop self regulation strategies to better understand their emotions and the emotions of others.


    For more information about our foundation stage, we have a handbook for parents that provides further guidance and details.

    Fleet EYFS welcome Handbook

    To read the EYFS Vision and policy click the links below: