Foundation Stage Unit

Welcome to Feniton Primary Foundation Stage Unit - Little Explorers Pre School & Reception Rangers Class.

Welcome to Feniton Primary Foundation Stage Unit – Little Explorers Pre School & Reception Rangers Class.

At Feniton Foundation Stage Unit, children of pre-school age (Little Explorers Pre School) and school reception age (Reception Rangers) learn and play together sharing our well-resourced indoor and outdoor areas. The caring and experienced team endeavour to build on children’s strengths, interests and experiences by providing a stimulating and relevant curriculum following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Our ethos reflects our Christian core values which are encapsulated in the word HEART (Happiness, Empathy, Achievement, Reflection and Trust). We recognise that children join the FSU with a wealth of experiences and skills that have been nurtured by their families. That is why a partnership between home and school is very important to us, and it is our aim to work closely with parents and carers to ensure the best outcome for all of the children in the FSU.

Children will be working with a team of experienced staff led by Mrs Palfrey.


The FSU Team

Mrs M Palfrey – Reception Rangers Teacher and FSU Lead

Mrs S Wilkins – Level 3 Foundation Stage Practitioner

Mrs R Evans – Level 3 Foundation Stage Practitioner

Mrs D Wright – Learning Support Assistant

Miss L Costa – Foundation Stage Practitioner with QTS

Opening Times and Visits

The FSU is open every school day from 9.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. If you are interested in a place for your child or if you would like to come and visit, then please contact our School Office:

Telephone    01404 850303




Fees for Little Explorers

£4.50 an hour for 3 & 4 year olds and £5 an hour for 2 year olds

New EYFS Reforms 2021:

Our Early Years Curriculum

Educational programmes, referred to by some people as the ‘early years curriculum’, are the areas of learning and development which must shape the activities and experiences that your children have in their early years setting, at all ages. At Feniton Primary School the staff have been working hard to use the educational programmes to design an exciting and engaging approach to our curriculum so that is right for the children who attend our setting.

The 7 areas of learning and development:

The 3 prime areas:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development

The 4 specific areas:

  • literacy
  • maths
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

Useful Information

Early Years Funding