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Early Years Foundation Stage

The Foundation Stage begins when a child enters Nursery and finishes at the end of Reception year. It comprises seven areas of learning:


Prime Areas

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


Specific Areas

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


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 Early Years Team


Our Early Years team is led by Assistant Headteacher, Jacqueline Wilson. Jackey has worked in various roles since joining Franciscan in 2004. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience of the Early Years and of raising standards. Testament to this is the excellent and sustained outcomes achieved in the Early Years under her leadership. Jackey is a member of our Leadership Team, she also oversees Assessment for the whole school.


Working alongside Jackey, is Naomi Isaac who joined us in 2014 as foundation stage Lead Teacher. Naomi is an extremely creative practitioner committed to Early Years practice. She oversees the daily running and management of the Nursery team and supports the Reception classes.


Jackey Wilson - Early Years Phase Lead                 Naomi Isaac - Early Years Lead Teacher

/ Assistant Headteacher


Jackey Wilson - AHT website        Naomi Isaac - EYFS Lead teacher  


Nursery 'Top-up' places available. Click on the 'Nursery Top Up Option' link below, for more information on how to secure a part funded, full-time Nusery place, available from September 2015.


Nursery Top Up Option