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When Your Child Starts in the Nursery...


When your child joins our School in the Nursery / Lower Foundation Stage we offer 'Learning Together' sessions where you and your child are invited into the setting to get to know the staff and ask any questions.  It is also a good way of helping the children settle in as they will become familiar with the room layout and get to meet some of the children they will be playing with.


We encourage home visits so that staff can see the children in their own environment and find out a bit more about what they like.  It helps us prepare for their first day and means we can strike up meaningful conversations when they start which will make them feel welcome in their new surroundings.


We aim to provide a happy, relaxed and secure atmosphere where children can explore and play in a well planned environment which takes account of the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of the individual child.  Our learning takes place inside and outside both independently and supported by adults.



When your child joins in the Reception year…


Children are welcomed into our experiential and playful learning environment as they settle into their first school year. Activities are planned to stimulate the children’s interests and build on their developmental needs and interests across the foundation stage curriculum.


The children are exposed to a vast array of purposeful learning experiences. They have many opportunities to develop their own ideas and imagination in our extensive indoor and outdoor areas, with lots of wonderful things to explore. In Upper Foundation Stage, children are given the opportunity to be artists, explorers, supporters, writers, mathematicians, scientists, athletes, actors, team players, problem solvers, designers, environmentalists, motivators and achievers (to name a few).


It is in this year that children start to become confident readers and writers as they apply their phonics knowledge into their everyday routine. Through meaningful opportunities, children solve a range of problems by applying their ever growing mathematical knowledge which is stimulated in this experiential environment. Through these opportunities, children are supported to and encouraged to utilise an array of invaluable life-long learning skills that they take on their journey throughout education.




For more information on our curriculum, please click on the 'Curriculum' section of the website to see it in detail. To see it in action, please visit the 'Class Pages' area.

Early Years Enquiries

Please click the link below to view a parent/carer's guide to typical child development stages