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Foundation Stage

Welcome to the Foundation Unit area of Brigg Primary School website.


Our Foundation Stage children can spend up to two years and two terms within our Foundation Unit, depending on when they begin their time at Brigg Primary School. The majority of our children access at least some of their 15-hour flexible provision with us and can start in our Nursery, the term after they turn 3. Some children access the flexible provision at other settings and join us in the Reception year. (Foundation 2). For more information on how to enrol your child in our Foundation Unit, please contact the school office, either in person or by telephone on 01652 652155.

Foundation Unit Team

Foundation 1 (Nursery)


Mrs. S. Priest (Teacher)

Mrs. C. Cox (Early Years Practitioner)

Miss. C. Cosgrove (Teaching Assistant) 


Foundation 2 (Reception)


Mrs. R Brown (Teacher - Early Years Leader) *On Maternity leave from May 2016

Mrs M Jopling (Teacher) *Maternity cover

Mrs. C. Rowe (Teacher)

Mrs. D. Jackson (Early Years Practitioner)

Mrs. C. Frame (Teaching Assistant)

Ms. N. Homan (Teaching Assistant)

Learning and Development

All of our children are treated as unique individuals and a smooth transition where they settle quickly and happily, is a priority of all staff. The curriculum is child-centred and based upon the interests of our children. Children are expected to take part in a variety of free choice and adult-directed tasks, appropriate to their level of development. We focus on providing activities which promote progression in all areas of development (named below) in line with the national Early Years Foundation Stage.


Prime Areas:

Personal Social and Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Physical Development

Specific Areas: 



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design 

To find out more about the Early Years Foundation Stage, you can visit the following websites:

Department for Education Website:

Foundation Years Website:

 We know that learning does not just take place in school, but lots of learning also happens at home too. We would love to hear your contributions too so please complete a 'Wow' moments box if you have anything to tell us. This can be collected from a member of staff or downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Parental Involvement

We are always delighted to welcome any parents or grandparents into our Foundation Unit. If you have any free time you would like to spend in school working with all our children, please speak to any member of the team.

Our 'Share a Book' sessions will begin again after half term for our Reception children. This is a lovely opportunity for you to come into your child's classroom to share a book with them just before the end of the day. 

If you have any queries or concerns about any of our systems or procedures or your child's well-being, learning or development, then please don't hesitate to contact us to make an appointment.