The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) begins when children under the age of 5 enter into child care or education.  At Valley View Primary School, this is the time when your child is in the Nursery and Reception class. 

At Valley View Primary School, we adopt a consistent approach to curriculum delivery across all age phases; ensuring children can enjoy a play-based curriculum from birth that is seamless and well embedded. 

At Valley View Primary School, we run an Early Years Foundation Stage Unit which allows children from ages 3-5 to work together with all staff members for parts of the day.  

  • This supports transition between nursery and reception.  Children can remain in the same environment for up to five terms with familiar adults and routines. Children then build up good levels of confidence and emotional security.
  • Children can access learning opportunities both indoors and outdoors utilising the space of our learning areas and supporting all learning styles.
  • Children learn from each other – younger or less experienced children can have the benefit of working alongside older or more experienced children to make sense of key concepts and the world around them.


Your child will have a key worker and a key group.  This member of staff will work closely with your child supporting their development and documenting your child’s learning to ensure you are kept up to date with your child’s progress.