The Early Years Foundation Stage is the curriculum we follow at Lanterns.

At Lanterns we recognise each child as an individual and use the Revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to help us support every child's progress with developmentally appropriate, play-based, teaching and learning.

In each nursery base we have a team of experienced Early Years Practitioners led by a fully qualified teacher. We provide a higher level of staffing at Lanterns to ensure those children who need additional support are provided for appropriately.

The curriculum is planned based on the children's interests. Assessment takes place through observation of the child. This assessment then informs the staff of the next steps of learning and development for individual children and so opportunities for learning and development are planned for them.

Our outside learning environment is second to none, as you will see if you visit us. The whole of the EYFS curriculum is covered both inside and outside. Children have free flow access into the garden for all sessions and in all weathers.

Documents :


British Values :

British Values of Democracy, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance, Rule of Law are taught throughout the Early Years Curriculum. Please see our poster below which explains what British Values are and how they are taught at Lanterns.


Key Person :

Your child is given a designated Key Person who will be at hand to welcome your child, get to know them as a person and as a learner, welcome you and answer any questions you may have and act as first port of call to the Nursery school.

Your child's key person will have regular informal and more formal discussions with you to ensure our partnership with you is maintained and strengthened. It is important for your child's welfare and learning that we maintain close links with you and that you feel able to talk to us and seek advice. We will do everything we can to ensure your child has an excellent start to their school experience whilst at Lanterns.

Your child's key person will be keeping records and observations of your child's progress by way of an online learning journal, which you can log into whenever an observation is made. We also encourage you to post photos and observations into this journal to share with us here. For more information please click here to take you to our Tapestry page.

Home Learning :

Please find below some ideas for home learning.

Documents :

  • Letter & Sounds Leaflet - Following our Parent Workshop on Letters & Sounds here is a leaflet to help with ideas for home learning.
  • Physical Development Leaflet - Following our Parent Workshop on Physical Development here is a leaflet to help with ideas for home learning.
  • PATHS Parent Leaflet - PATHS stands for Promoting Alternative Thinking Skills. It is a programme designed to help children with self regulation of their behaviour.