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Early Years Department

Our aim is to plan and provide activities and experiences that help children to make progress in their development and learn in a stimulating, fun, positive and supportive environment.

We currently deliver a topic based curriculum based on the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and tailor it to the needs of our children.

Engagement, motivation and thinking skills are at the heart of our curriculum in lower school and children are provided with opportunities for play and exploration, being active in their learning along with tasks which will develop creative and critical thinking. The EYFS framework now incorporates Prime and Specific areas.

The Prime Areas are:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development.

The Specific areas include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society and these include:

Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

We also have a particular focus on communication, access to the curriculum and mobility, and aim to work towards the children becoming as independent as possible.

Pupils may be admitted to the nursery once they are two years old with a statement of SEN.  Pupils are usually admitted on a part time basis and as they become more confident within the setting this is gradually increased through consultation with the parents/carers.  Pupils may attend for up to four mornings as appropriate and full-time when in the final year of the Foundation Stage.