Welcome to First Foundations

First Foundations is a safe, stimulating and happy environment where children are nurtured and cared for. We work in partnership with our parents and carers to ensure that our children reach their full potential, learning through their play. This is a brand new and exciting time at Landgate and we cannot wait to show everyone just how amazing it is going to be…

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is built around both indoor and outdoor environments. These are designed to allow the children to develop the confidence and independence they need to become engaged in their learning. Resources are clearly labelled and stored in a way which enables the children to get them out and put them away by themselves or with limited guidance. This encourages them to develop a sense of care and responsibility towards their classroom and they can make their own choices about what to use and when to use it. We love building independence and a sense of pride within all our children.

There are 7 Areas of Learning in the EYFS curriculum. We deliver the curriculum through planned, purposeful play that is based upon the interests and learning needs of each unique child.

The 7 Areas of Learning are:

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Physical Development

Communication and Language

Specific Areas



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design


Outdoor Play
Children are able to access a wide range of learning areas including, among others, sand, water, large construction, messy play and a mud kitchen. The outdoor area is seen as an integral part of First Foundation’s provision and it has been planned to enable those children who prefer to learn outside for some or most of the time to engage in the same quality of learning as they would indoors.


Physical Education

Every Monday morning First Foundations will have a PE lesson. Please ensure that all PE kit is in school and is fully named. Children’s hair should be tied up and earrings removed, if necessary. We will send home PE kits at the end of each half term. Every Wednesday morning First Foundations will all go swimming, please send in all relevant swimwear, a towel and a change of pads if needed, we will return swim kits home every Wednesday.