If you are looking for a nursery place for your 3/4 year old, please call us on 01485 518344.
In our EYFS unit, also known as the Curlews class, Nursery and Reception learn alongside each other. This helps our older children to further develop their personal and social skills as they help and support the younger members of the class. It ensures the younger children are able to settle into their Nursery year more quickly as they have excellent role models to learn from. It also ensures a seamless transition from Nursery to Reception for our youngest children.
Our day is structured so the children are able to receive a balance between discrete teaching of skills and independent learning opportunities where they can really apply, challenge and question their new skills and knowledge. The children’s learning can take place as a whole class, in small groups, individually with an adult where appropriate and independently and is underpinned by The Early Years Framework 2021. Within the framework seven areas of learning and development are outlined. All the areas of learning and development are equally as important and inter-connected.
The areas are spilt into the prime areas and the specific areas, the prime areas are of importance as they are used to build a foundation for igniting a child’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, forming relationships and thriving. The Prime areas are:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
The specific areas further strengthen the learning of the prime areas; these areas are:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive arts and design
We currently offer both 15 hours and 30 hours funded places for Nursery children, we usually offer the morning routine for the 15 hours funded places which runs from 8.45am to 11.45am but there can be some flexibility around the 15 hour places, so please do speak to a member of staff if you have any questions regarding this on 01485518344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The minimum number of hours we offer is 15 per child. This is to ensure full coverage of the EYFS curriculum and that children receive their full educational entitlement.
Parents should check their eligibility online at the Childcare Choices website: http://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk and they will then be directed to the digital childcare service to apply. They will be given an eligibility code. The code should be entered onto a form available from the school and returned to the office so that relevant checks can be made. This form will include consent for school to carry out the eligibility check.
A child can attend the Curlews class as part of their Nursery year at school (the year before their Reception year) the year after they have turned 3. For example
Admissions for Nursery 2021/22 Your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018
Admissions for Nursery 2022/23 Your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019
A child can attend the Curlews class as their Reception year the year they will turn 5, for example
If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, they are due to start school in reception class in the school year starting September 2021.
If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, they are due to start school in reception class in the school year starting September 2022.