EYFS Curriculum

The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development. To access parent information about the framework, click here!

Early Years Nursery Curriculum Overview

Early Years Reception Curriculum Overview

At Moorgate, your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.  This reflected in the Curriculum In tent for EYFS which can be accessed in the links at the bottom of this page. We have two classes within our EYFS and because we take a maximum of 45 children per year, this mean small class sizes (up to a maximum of 23 in EYFS). To see the Curriculum Overview for your child, please click on the link above.

Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

  • Communication and language;
  • Physical development; and
  • Personal, social and emotional development.

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

  • Literacy;
  • Mathematics;
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design.

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The staff at Moorgate who are teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a little bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it’s suitable for very young children, and it’s designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child’s unique needs and interests.

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

We also welcome parents and families as equal partners in their child’s education. As part of this collaboration, we have signed up to use Tapestry Online Learning Journal this year. Click the picture link for more information or ask one of our wonderful EYFS staff for more information.

Nursery Provision at Moorgate Primary Academy

At Moorgate Primary Academy we offer nursery provision for 24 children from 2 years of age.

Our nursery provision helps to prepare our children for the transition to Reception by beginning to integrate them into some aspects of school life.

In England, all children are entitled to 15 hours (5 half days) of free childcare from the term after their 3rd birthday.

Working parents in Staffordshire could be entitled to receive a further 15 hours a week of funded childcare for their 3 and 4 year old children, totalling 30 hours (or 5 full days) per week.

In addition to this, some 2 year olds can access funded education for 15 hours (5 half days) per week from the term after their 2nd birthday. To find out more about funding for 2 year olds please follow the link below.


Alongside this government funding, we are able to offer additional hours of provision using direct parent payment. If you require additional hours, these are charged at £12 for a half day or £24 for a full day.

Our Nursery classroom has been designed to offer children challenging open ended, challenging activities to enable children to become independently learners whilst learning through play.

We have access to a fully resourced outdoor area with sand, water and a mud kitchen as well as a cosy reading garden, creative area and construction corner indoors. All of our nursery children have free flow access to our outdoor learning where they can access all area of the early year’s curriculum to further develop their skills including gross motor skills by using the bikes, trikes and scooters and climbing frame.

We have a Forest School on site and sessions are offered to Nursery children throughout the school year with our trained Forest School leaders.

To find out more about our Nursery provision or to request a place for your child, please email us at nursery@moorgateacademy.co.uk or call us on 01827 215240

Useful Links


EYFS Curriculum Intent

Tapestry Information

EYFS Policy

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SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.