Early Years Foundation Stage - Nursery and Reception (ages 3-5)
For the children starting school it is the beginning of an exciting and inspiring journey; this begins in our Nursery and Reception classes which together form the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Children gain confidence and thrive in a warm, friendly and nurturing atmosphere where they feel secure and valued.
Through a specialised play-based curriculum we plan for a rich learning environment which provides opportunities, both indoors and outside, for the children to flourish in all aspects of their development.
Specialist teaching begins from an early age and our Early Years children enjoy weekly music, PE and swimming lessons (in our on-site pool) from Nursery onwards. Children also experience a weekly Forest School session given by our Forest School Leader. The aim of these sessions is to provide children with opportunities to learn through exploring the environment and developing an awareness of the natural world, in a way that is both fun and meaningful.
Outdoor educational visits are ongoing throughout the year, and include destinations and activities as broad and varied as, for example, a farm, watching a performance by the London Symphony Orchestra and finding out about growing at a garden centre.