FS1 (Nursery Class) and FS2 (Reception Class)
The Foundation Stage Unit was purpose built in the 90’s and extended in 2007.
Set in stunning grounds, with a magnificent child centred outdoor learning environment and a stimulating indoor provision, the unit offers part time places to children aged three and four.
We particularly foster, as advocated by the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, the prime areas of learning which are paramount and important throughout the child’s whole learning journey. Initially, there is a big emphasis on children’s communication and language development, physical development and personal, social and emotional development, as well as concentrating on the other areas of learning. We orchestrate the environment to facilitate a community of enquiry.
All children are recognised as individuals and treated according to their needs. We understand that children learn in a holistic way and not in neat, tidy boxes. Children are given ample opportunities to act in an autonomous way and encouraged to take a lead in their own learning. We trust in children’s judgements and actively tune into their passions and interests using them as a vehicle for learning.
Adults are dynamic and creative in their approaches to delivering the curriculum and strive to offer learning opportunities in meaningful ways that are designed to promote the love of learning!
Children are registered at 2 years old and can be admitted after their 3rd birthday. Sessions are Monday to Friday as follows:-
Morning x 5
08.50 – 11.50 a.m.
Lunch Club (£5.00 per day)
11.50 – 12.30 p.m.
Additional afternoon sessions, in addition to your 15 hours free entitlement, can be purchased at a cost of £20 per session which includes lunch club .
We also accept 30 hour funding for those families that are eligible and child care vouchers.
If you would like to arrange a visit to our Foundation Stage. Please ring 01344 622118 or
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