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Pontefract Academies Trust

Early Years

At De Lacy Primary School, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) consists of a Nursery for 3 and 4 year olds and two Reception classes. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and staff ensure that planning supports the children’s needs, furthers their learning and extends their interests.

We want all of our children to be independent and inquisitive learners. We place great emphasis on supporting children to develop their confidence and self-esteem and to realise their full potential. Children are encouraged to explore and investigate, to question and to develop their own ideas.

Learning should be fun and learning through play is at the heart of the EYFS. We provide a safe, stimulating and inviting environment where children can experience a wide range of activities and learning opportunities both inside and out.

We are committed to giving our children the best possible start to their school life. We work in close partnership with parents, carers and families to ensure their well-being now and success in the future.


Please click here to read our EYFS Curriculum Overview in full.

Information on Early Years Curriculum in England