EYFS: No.1 (2 year old provision), Nursery and Reception

Our Foundation Stage 

Bentley High Street Primary school’s EYFS comprises of three settings: 



F1 – nursery

F2 - Reception


Term after 2nd birthday

Term after 3rd birthday

Term after 4th birthday


AM and PM sessions

15hr funded places

Paid places

AM and PM sessions

Beginning of the week

End of the week

30 Hrs funded places

Full time Monday – Friday

MAX. places




Ethos and Values

At Bentley High Street Primary School’s foundation stage, the curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning whether it be from a previous setting or their family, and provide a range of authentic learning experiences whilst allowing children to develop the foundations to become life-long learners.  

Within the curriculum, we ensure foundational concepts and disciplinary knowledge is taught to prepare children for later learning. Our curriculum builds progressively, in all subjects, right from our 2 year old provision upwards linking closely with their next steps of learning in year 1. 

We follow the whole school curriculum intent statement, this document supplements that with an early years’ insight. Fundamental to our curriculum, is the understanding that every child is unique. Therefore, our curriculum endeavours to personalise provision in order to meet the needs of all pupils. We constantly ensure children are provided authentic experiences to build cultural capital, develop early language skills and nurture the development of the whole child. 

Our early years’ vision is that: 

  • We inspire curiosity 
  • We celebrate diversity 
  • We promote the characteristics of effective learning 
  • We nurture the foundations for life-long learners
  • We build positive relationships 

Whilst accessing our early years we aim that; 

  • Children will access a broad and balanced curriculum that is underpinned by the development of speech and language, so children are given a broad range of knowledge and skills needed for good progress through school and life.
  • Quality teaching and learning is consistent so that every child makes good progress and no child gets left behind
  • Close partnership are formed between practitioners and with parents and/or carers
  • Every child is included and supported through equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice

Curriculum design

During their time in EYFS children will be immersed in topics that have been planned based on a broad and balanced coverage of the EYFS framework, children’s interest and gaps identified by assessment, all of which is underpinned by the importance of developing children’s speech and language. 

A sequence of learning is developed so children will be supported to practise and refine identified skills, knowledge and understanding before they apply this new learning independently to an authentic purpose.

Topics are designed from: 

  • Children’s interests
  • Gaps identified from assessment
  • All areas of the EYFS framework


In-line with the rest of school we include opportunities for children to review learning taught across that half term. 

We aim to ensure all children leave the Foundation stage with the speech and language skills needed for year one, therefore speaking, listening and understanding skills are planned for and woven throughout all areas of teaching.

Bentley High Street's Foundation Stage's Intent Statement

Welcome meetings for new starters

30 Hours Free Childcare


  • Do you have a 3 or 4 year old?
  • Are you a working parent, either employed, self-employed or a worker on a zero hours contract?
  • If yes, are you both working, or if a single parent family the sole parent must work?

To check your eligibility and to apply:

Website: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

If you need assistance to apply or experience any difficulties on the website, telephone: 0300 123 4097

What else do I need to know?

If your application is successful you will receive an 11 digit eligibility code.

For a child to take up a 30 hours place both of the following conditions MUST be met:

  • a parent has received their eligibility code
  • the child has had their 3rd birthday in the term before you wish them to start nursery

If an eligibility code has been received your child can take up a 30 hours place in our nursery (subject to spaces being available).

Wrap around care

In addition, we also offer childcare before and after school in ‘Smilers at High Street’. 

For more information please contact Bentley High Street Primary School on 01302 874536.