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All Saints Catholic Collegiate

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage

Meet the Staff 


Mrs Lloyd 

Deputy Head Teacher, SENDCo and Reception Class Teacher


Mrs Leese 

Foundation Stage Leader, English Lead and Nursery  Class Teacher 


Mrs Lythgoe

Early Years Practitioner


Mrs Rammell

Early Years Practitioner 


Mrs Till 

Teaching Support Assistant 


Mrs O'Leary

Educational Associate





Learning in the Foundation Stage

As a Catholic school, we aim to promote the Gospel values which permeate and enhance our curriculum. The Nursery and Reception class follow the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS). This curriculum is based upon four themes and principles.

Unique Child - Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.

Positive Relationships - Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.

Enabling Environments - Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers.

Learning and Development - Children develop and learn in different ways. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early year’s provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

The Curriculum

There are 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas of learning in the Early Years framework. 

Prime Areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design 


Websites to support literacy, language and communication.


Hungry Little Minds – Simple fun, activities for kids aged 0 – 5 (


Speech and Language Therapy | Stoke Speaks Out | United Kingdom


What is Tiny Happy People? - BBC Tiny Happy People


Stoke-on-Trent Libraries


National Literacy Trust


BookTrust: Getting children reading | BookTrust


I CAN's Talking Point


Early Education (