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Early Years

Early Years comprises Pre-Nursey, Nursery and Reception. We welcome children from age 2 ½ to our warm, friendly and secure School.

The foundation of each child’s learning and development begins in the Early Years where they learn through guided play, exploration and discovery. Our outstanding practitioners develop positive relationships with the children, create stimulating learning environments and plan exciting learning opportunities to ensure every child feels safe, happy, confident and ready to learn.

Our children benefit hugely from learning outdoors. Stories around a campfire, bear hunts through the forest and making dens during bushcraft sessions are just some examples of our high-quality outdoor provision.

Specialist teaching takes place across Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception where children also enjoy high-quality music, PE and bushcraft sessions.

Sharing stories and making links to books develops children’s language and captures their imagination whilst the introduction of phonics enables the children to begin reading and writing. Children enjoy mark making in time to music which promotes early writing skills and develops muscles ready for letter formation. 

Each child’s learning journey is unique and shared with parents in a variety of ways. An online learning journal called Tapestry enables parents to view personalised photographs of their child along with positive and informative teacher comments.

 

Miss Angela Bollen
Early Years Co-ordinator