The Foundation Stage

A quality start to the learning journey

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential.” EYFS statutory guidance

Our Vision

We aim to give children the best possible start to their learning journey. We will inspire children and encourage the development of their curiosity, creativity, perseverance and resilience.

We will support children to achieve the highest possible standards and to reach their full potential.

What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

The EYFS supports an ‘integrated approach’ to early education and care. It sets out principles and commitments to ensure that there are high quality education and care experiences for all children. Indoor and outdoor play are essential for young children to enable them to explore and discover. We actively encourage children to engage in key learning experiences, both in the indoor and outdoor environments.

What we provide

We provide high quality integrated education and care for children from three up until the end of their reception year.

Litherland Moss Foundation Stage

Based in Litherland  Moss Primary School we provide a quality start to each child’s learning journey. From the very first day your child starts with us we encourage independence, positive relationships, and self-confidence. The EYFS team are here to support children and their families at this exciting start to school life.  We are very lucky at Litherland Moss to have such a light and spacious indoor and outdoor environment. We ensure we meet the needs of every child in the EYFS by careful planning, clear differentiation and taking every child from where they are on a learning journey of adventure.

 Wrap Around Care and Holiday Provision

We have a school breakfast club for pupils reception age and over. This starts at 8:00 a.m. Please see school staff for details.

For before and after school and holiday care we work with Kids Planet which is located at the end of the school driveway.

Address: 201 Moss Lane, Litherland L21 7NW
Phone: 0151 378 1314


Key principles of our EYFS provision:

A Unique Child – We believe that every child is a competent learner who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured. We recognise that children learn and develop in individual ways and at varying rates. Children’s attitudes and dispositions to learning are influences by consistent and regular feedback so we use praise and encouragement as well as celebration and rewards to develop a positive attitude towards learning.

Positive relationshipsWe recognise that children learn to be strong and independent from a base of secure relationships. We aim to develop caring, respectful and professional relationships with all children and their families.

Enabling environmentsWe recognise the key role the environment plays in supporting and extending children’s development. Through regular observation, we assess children’s interests, stages of development and learning needs, before planning challenging and achievable activities and experiences which will extend their learning.

 Learning and developmentThe foundation unit is organised so as to allow children to explore and learn in security and safety. There are areas where children can be quiet and rest as well as places to be active and energetic. The space is set up into learning areas or zones and children are able to locate and find equipment and resources independently. Children are able to access indoor and outdoor experiences every day.

The characteristics of effective learning are also promoted through quality early years experiences. These are:

  • Playing and exploring
  • Active learning
  • Creating and thinking critically

Children learn through seven key areas of learning: all of these areas are essential for young children and are inter-connected. There are three prime areas which are the building blocks and need to be in place before the specific areas can be developed. The prime areas are: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language. The specific areas are: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

Please see our policy for further details. eyfs-policy

If you have any further questions please contact Mrs J. Potter on 0151 928 4544