Early Years

Early Years at Hendal Primary consists of Nursery and Recpetion in a bright, well resourced unit. All our children are safe and secure inside and in the outside area.


The Early Years Foundation Stage Currirulum (EYFS) is made up of 7 areas of learning.


3 Primary areas of learning:

  • Personal, social and emotional development (PSED) 
  • Communication and Language (C&L) 
  • Physical development (PD)

4 specific areas of learning:

  • Literacy (Reading and Writng)      
  • Mathematics (Number and Space, shape and measures)
  • Understanding the world (UTW)
  • Creative development (CD)



We try to encourage independence in a safe, caring and well-planned environment both in and out of doors.

The Foundation Stage provision at Hendal Primary was seen to be a strength of the school during our last OFSTED inspection.

For more information please see our Foundation Stage Prospectus below.


Foundation Stage Prospectus


Parents Guide to Early Years Foundation Stage Framework