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Useful Documents

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The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundations Stage
(all schools and settings in England MUST adhere to this). It guides all practice in the nursery.


What to Expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage
A Parents Guide. This explains the Early Years Foundation Stage
and has a particular focus on child development.


Hungry Little Minds is a government campaign encouraging parents/carers to adopt positive activities and behaviours to boost children's communication, language and literacy development.

The aim of the campaign is to give parents access to video tips, advice and suggested games to help with early learning. It gives parents many ideas and fun activities to support their child’s learning at home.


This is a free BBC website that aims to support parents and caregivers in developing their children's communication skills. They have put together simple activities and play ideas, as well as information about the science behind children's early development.


Look, Say, Sing, Play

is a set of resources that encourage interaction between parents and their babies.


Talking Point is available to help parents who are concerned about their child’s development. You can find information to help you understand and support children and young people’s speech, language and communication.


BBC – Early Years Foundation Stage

We all know that children love to watch things on your tablets and phones. These are good activities that you can do with your child that will help them to learn. 


BBC Nursery Rhymes and Songs

It is hard to remember all the songs and rhymes we learnt as children. This will help parents to know the tunes and words in songs and is great to sing along to. Essential for developing thinking and language skills.


BBC Numberblocks

This site will help children develop mathematical skills.

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