In the early years foundation stage curriculum children progress through phases of development.

Most of our children are working within the following phases:

22-36 months, 30-50 months and 40-60 months.

Ofsted guidelines suggest that most children leaving nursery school should be achieving most of the 30-50 phase and beginning the 40-60 phase.  This is just a guideline and will depend on the child’s age and maturity.

Please see the below attached document which gives a summary of our data from the academic year 2015-2016.


The following graphs show the end of foundation stage results for the children who have attended Truro Nursery School (blue) compared to their peers in Cornwall (yellow) and nationally (red).  There are 3 graphs showing the past 3 years.   This shows that on average children who have benefitted from the positive start we can give them at Truro Nursery School do better than their peers (who have not attended the Nursery School) at the end of foundation stage.





This is what Ofsted said about our standards:

“Most children exceed the attainment expected for their age in all the areas of learning, and considerably so in communication, language and literacy, and problem solving, reasoning and numeracy. “


The early years foundation stage curriculum (development matters document) can be found here:


What to Expect, When









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