' …a distinct stage, important both in its own right and in preparing children for later schooling…providing a sound basis for lifelong learning. ' - NfER 2000
Foundation Stage Provision in the East Riding of Yorkshire
Original logo designed by an East Riding primary school pupil.
Due to the extremely rural nature of many parts of the East Riding of Yorkshire there is a
wide range of provision for the region's young children.
The Foundation Stage provision includes (hyperlinks available in the coloured panel below in alphabetical order) the following features.
Early Years FS - Direction of Travel
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is about improving life chances for all children, by giving them the opportunity to have
the best possible start, regardless of their family circumstances or the setting they attend.
The EYFS will be designed to deliver improved outcomes for all children, across every area of learning and development.
We know that there are particular gains for disadvantaged children from early access to high quality care and education and we will
focus on closing the achievement gap between those children and others.
Please click on the resource link below to find out more.
Early Admissions Classes
The East Riding of Yorkshire, with its rural areas, requires a wide range of Foundation Stage provision
Some primary and infant schools operate early admissions classes with a single
intake in September of each year.
This means that all children are admitted to school at the start
of the school year in which they will have their 5th birthday.
Full Daycare Providers
Settings catering for children between the ages of 0 5 years and have facilities
for children to rest, sleep and have meals.
This type of provision can be accessed as a full or part-time place.
Day nurseries and some pre-school playgroup settings fall into
At present there are three independent schools with nurseries attached.
These schools provide places for four-year old children who are
eligible for the nursery grant.
Nursery Classes attached to Primary and Infant Schools
Some primary and infant schools have their own nursery class.
They offer mainly part time nursery provision for 3 and 4 year
olds during term time.
There are 4 maintained Nursery Schools in the East Riding catering for 3 and
4 year olds with priority being given to 4 year olds.
The majority of places are allocated on a 0.5 daily basis during
KIDS Family Centre
KIDS is located at Centre 88 in Hull.
It offers a range of services to children with special educational
needs and their families.
This is partially or wholly funded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Out of School Clubs
Out of school clubs offer before and after school care operating between 7am
and 9am and 3pm and 6pm.
Some clubs may offer Saturday day-care and/or holiday play schemes.
The Portage Service is provided by the LEA apart from in the Holderness area
of the East Riding.
Here, it is delivered by Kids Portage Service.
Portage home visitors work in partnership with parents to enable
the child to learn new skills.
This provision is based in some small rural schools.
A circuit of schools is served by 2 members of staff, a teacher
and a nursery nurse, who visit the schools for up to 5 sessions
The school provides a room or allocates their hall for the nursery
session and equipment is stored at each school.
In some villages the Peripatetic Nursery works alongside local
pre-schools, playgroups and/or private providers.
Play schemes are organised at various venues across the East Riding.
They offer a wide range of fun indoor and outdoor activities to
suit the needs of individual children and their families.
Some primary and infant schools have reception classes which admit 4 year old children on a termly basis at the start of
the term in which the child will become five.
Registered childminders provide day care for young children in their homes.
Childminders will become part of a Childminding Network of approximately
Following its accreditation with the National Childminders Association
(NCMA) quality assurance scheme they will undergo an OfSTED inspection.
Sessional Daycare Providers
Settings may provide morning and/or afternoon sessions.
This category includes most pre-schools and playgroups and usually
caters for children from 2 years old upwards.
The LEA has nursery provision at three of its special schools.
These schools may offer full or split placements with another
For more information about the Foundation Stage provision, or advice on use of the resources, please contact:
Rachel Mann, Early Years Advisor (East)
Tel: (01482) 392296
Email: rachel.mann@ eastriding.gov.uk
Sue Clark, Early Years Advisor (West)
Tel: (01482) 392294
Email: sue.clark@ eastriding.gov.uk
Angela Jones, Foundation Stage Strategy Manager
Tel: (01482) 392467
Pam McCartney, Early Years Advisor (West)
Tel: (01482) 392297
Email: pam.mccartney@ eastriding.gov.uk
Pauline Parker, Early Years Advisor (East)
Tel: (01482) 392291
Email: pauline.parker@ eastriding.gov.uk
Dorothy Simmons, Early Years Advisor (North)
Tel: (01482) 392290
Email: dorothy.simmons@ eastriding.gov.uk
Ann Yates, Incusion coordinator
Tel: (01482) 392221
Annie Reed Road,
East Riding of Yorkshire,
Tel: (01482) 679921