Nursery – FSU

Where children learn through play

In our setting children benefit from teacher-led provision and support from experienced early years educators.

Parents who are interested in nursery or reception can book a date to bring their child to a Stay and Play session.   You can stay with your child and get a feel for the setting and have an informal chat with Mrs Brogan and the learning support staff.

Should you wish to make a Stay & Play booking, please email us to request further information.

Please feel free to contact us on:


Phone: 01297 32762

For information about Funded child care please visit the Devon County Council website.

Learning in the Foundation Stage Unit

At Kilmington FSU we have a workshop style environment indoors and outside. Minimum items are set out on the tables. The children select what they want to do in each area. The principal is that resources are accessible to the children and they are varied, open-ended and high quality. This gives children the opportunity to select resources to support their chosen activity.

Whilst children are involved in self-directed learning (play) they move freely between indoor and outdoor areas using the resources which best meet their needs. The aim of both indoor and outdoor play is to provide a stimulating environment for children’s learning in all areas of the Early Years curriculum. Outdoor play is essential for all aspects of a child’s development. As with indoor learning, the outdoor classroom can provide children with experiences which enable them to develop in the seven learning areas.

Our experienced teaching team are there to facilitate learning. They do this through observations and interactions. Our adults get to know the children very well and have a sound understanding of child development. This ensures that the adults enhance and extend the learning at the appropriate level.

In the FSU our children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). This framework provides the basis of how we structure the setting, the activities and opportunities we provide; as well as how we assess your child’s development.

Prime areas

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

Specific areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive arts and design

Characteristics of Learning

  • Playing and exploring
  • Active learning
  • Creative and thinking critically

Foundation Stage Unit - Session Times

Should you wish your child to attend our FSU, please email us to request a starter pack.

Foundation Stage Unit – Session Times

Monday – Friday


09.00 – 1.15

12.00 – 3.30

09.00 – 3.30

Depending on session availability children can start after their 3rd birthday

Each child is entitled to 15 hours of funding the term after their 3rd birthday

Non-funded fees are £4.20 per hour, however some people may also be entitled to 30 hours of funding

Sessions Enquiry Form - please note this form does not secure a place

Please read our Charging Policy for specific information

Please follow the link below for more guidance

Early Years Pupil Premium Funding - Do you qualify? - please follow the link below for fore guidance

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