The Early Years

Kids reading at King's Cross Academy Nursery

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is how the Government and early year’s professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5. This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes.

In nursery and reception, learning follows the principles outlined in the Academy’s vision, and concentrates on the following  prime and specific areas of learning:

Prime areas of learning:

  • communication and language (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development

Specific areas of learning:

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

We believe in ‘personalised learning’ whereby we plan for children as individuals ensuring activities are geared to their interests

Stephen Mitchell Head Teacher