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Early Years Provision at Brighton Avenue Primary School.


We have a very supportive, knowledgeable and caring Early Years Foundation Stage Team, who are dedicated to providing only the best possible school experiences for your child. We understand that starting  both Nursery and full time school can be a daunting experience, but we want to ensure you that your child will have an outstanding beginning to their education with us. We know that you as a parent/carer have already played an important role in your child’s development and we want to build upon this to make the next stage of their journey a very positive one. We have an open door policy encouraging close home and school relationships because we aim to work in partnership.


Brighton Avenue staff are here to ensure that your child feels secure, happy, valued and eager to learn in our outstanding setting.


Aims of the Early Years


  • That children access a world class, broad and balanced curriculum that is knowledge rich and full of skills needed for a successful life in the 21st century, based on children's experiences and interests. 
  • Excellent pedagogy which ensures every child makes excellent progress, regardless of their starting points and socio-economic status
  • Collaboration between all members of the school community
  • Every child is included and supported through equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice


Teaching within the Early Years follows the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. This revised framework was effective from September 2021. Staff use Birth to 5 in order to support the implementation of the EYFS framework 2021 and Educational programmes. Teaching within the Early Years focuses upon seven key areas of learning for the child. Children are encouraged to demonstrate the Characteristics of Effective Learning during their child initiated play and adult guided tasks : Playing and exploring, Active Learning and Creating and thinking critically.


Seven Areas of Learning and Development


     Prime Areas.

  • Communication and Language

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Physical Development


    Specific Areas.


  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive arts and design.






Reception Baseline Assessment - information for parents