Kindergarten and Reception

Age Range: 2½ (if dry) – 5 years


In Kindergarten and Reception the teaching staff follow the Early Year’s Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. Focusing on seven areas of learning including Literacy, Communication and Language, Mathematics, Expressive Arts and Design, Understanding the world, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development.


During your child’s time within Saville House Foundation Unit we plan through a 3 year rolling cycle. A basic plan is differentiated to each age group, following the EYFS.

Year 1

Autumn Term: Myself – Autumn, Winter and Christmas. Spring Term: People Who Help Us – Spring, New Life and Easter.

Summer Term: Journeys and Transport – Summer.

Year 2

Autumn Term: Colours and Shapes – Autumn, Winter and Christmas. Spring Term: Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales – Spring, New Life and Easter.

Summer Term: Houses and Homes – Summer.

Year 3

Autumn Term: Senses – Autumn, Winter and Christmas. Spring Term: Pets – Spring, New Life and Easter.

Summer Term: Minibeasts - Summer


The Foundation Unit is a caring and nurturing environment where children’s individual needs are met. The children primarily learn through play and have the opportunities to explore and investigate the environment around them. More formal work is introduced as and when the children are ready – mainly during their Reception year.


Children can receive funding the term following their third birthday, which pays approximately 1/3 of the school fees during their first six terms until they are five.


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