Nursery and Reception

Nursery and Reception at Lark Hill

Our Nursery and Reception classes form the Foundation Stage, which caters for children from 3-5 years old. They follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum.

The early learning goals (the knowledge, skills and understanding which young children should have acquired by the end of the reception year) are set out in the ‘Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage’

The 7 areas of learning and development are broken down into Prime and Specific areas. These are as follows;


Prime Areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
  • Communication and Language (C&L)
  • Physical Development (PD)

Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematical development (PSRN)
  • Understanding the World (UW)
  • Expressive Arts and Design


At Lark Hill we believe these 7 areas to be equally important and depend on each other to support a rounded approach to child development however, as children develop and grow through the reception year more emphasis is placed on developing reading, writing and maths so that children can prepare for their next stages in learning into Key Stage 1.