Welcome to our Foundation Stage Unit

Our Early Years Unit creates an environment which is enjoyable, secure and happy whilst providing educational opportunities to support the developing needs of every child. Our mission is:

To provide high quality childcare and education. To be a place where learning is stimulating and takes place through play; where children are kept safe, respected and cherished as individuals, and treated with kindness, patience and courtesy; where children acquire skills for life and find learning and education fun.

We plan around the children’s interests, working closely with parents to meet our children’s individual needs in accordance with the Early Years curriculum. Come in to the classroom and see what we have been learning about!

Who we are

Alice Eeles, Foundation Stage Leader & SENDCo

Alice Eeles,
Foundation Stage Leader & SENDCo

Photo to Follow Sarah Gaskin, Foundation Stage Leader

Pinar Seddon, Pre-school Leader

Pinar Seddon, Pre-school Leader

Barbara Sutton, HLTA

Barbara Sutton,

What is a FSU?

At Bearnes Primary School we run a Foundation Stage Unit which consists of Acorns (Pre-school) and Oaks (Reception). The children benefit from working and playing alongside each other in a well equipped learning environment. The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile is the way in which we assess the development and learning achievement of the pupils at the end of Reception. It is based on ongoing observation and assessment in the three prime and four specific areas of learning set out below: The prime areas of learning: • Communication and language • Physical development • Personal, social and emotional development The specific areas of learning: • Literacy • Mathematics • Understanding the world • Expressive arts and design Current research states that well planned play is the most effective way in which young children learn.  Therefore our Early Years Foundation Stage Unit aims to provide a play based curriculum.  There are times throughout the day when a more focused and structured activities take place.

Session Times

Pre-school (Acorns) have the following options for their sessions: Please come to the office to book your child’s sessions.

  Session Start Session End
Morning Open door from 8:55am 12pm
Afternoon 1:15pm 3:15pm

Each session costs £11 A whole day is £22 A whole week is £110 If you wish your child to have a school lunch please pay £2.25 per day to the office. Admissions Currently we are able to take children during the term in which they turn three provided that they are toilet trained. The current 15 hours funding is available the term after your child’s third birthday. Please contact us to arrange a visit and enquire about our availability. We would really encourage you to come and visit our setting with your child prior to your start date.

Please click below to learn more about The Early Years Outcomes.

Please click on the link below to read the parents’ guide.