We are a happy class, within a three form entry, Ofsted Outstanding, primary school. We are very much part of the school community and wherever possible, the nursery is involved in whole school events.
Our Early Years Provision has been judged by Ofsted as 'Good' and when Ofsted visited in January 2019, they were able to see what happy children we have and how excited they are by learning.
“Children in Nursery are typically engrossed in their learning. They benefit from a supportive and stimulating environment that engages them well.”
Children in Nursery follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and are taught using a topic based approach. Learning is done through play, led by the teacher, with opportunities to apply knowledge through child initiated learning. We have a fantastic learning environment which enables children to be independent and take risks. Our outdoor area has been designed with the needs of the Nursery and Reception children in mind and it enables us to provide learning opportunities that are adapted to a wide range of learning styles.
“There is a good balance between children making choices about their learning and staff-led activities. The outdoor provision is used well to support the different areas of learning. Both Nursery and Reception children have access to the engaging outdoor provision, which provides children with a wide range of experiences.”
In September we take children who have had their third birthday. For children who turn three during the course of the academic year, we are happy to discuss the possibility of applications for early entry in the summer term enabling them to have four terms in our Nursery. This will be considered on a case by case basis. Priority for early entry consideration will go to siblings of those already attending the school and on the condition that there are spaces available.