All Saints Nursery
Our school nursery manager is Miss Dray. Her contact details are: email@example.com
Feel free to email her with any enquiries.
30 hour funded children: 9:00am – 4:00pm (small charge for the 1-hour lunchtime care is payable)
15 hour funded morning sessions (2 or 3 year olds): 9:00am – 12:00pm
15 hour funded afternoon sessions (3 year olds only): 1:00pm – 4:00pm
If you would like your child to attend our Nursery please complete an expression of interest form found on this page. If you should like to visit our nursery, please call us on 01634 338922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . We will arrange a meeting with the EYFS Lead, who will take you on a guided tour of our school and answer any questions you may have.
Our EYFS curriculum is driven to: recognise children’s prior learning and experiences (influenced by their home and community), provide first hand learning experiences allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience through our ‘Growth Mindset’ approach and become critical and creative thinkers.
We aim to:
- Work in partnership with our parents and carers to promote independent, confident and enthusiastic learners who thrive in school and make at least good progress from their various starting points.
- Plan for our children’s interests and provide opportunities throughout our EYFS curriculum to support learning, consolidate and deepen knowledge and ensure children meet their next steps.
- Provide our children with a wide range of rich, first hand experiences to take the curriculum beyond the classroom.
- Foster the development of each child’s character. Personal development, health and wellbeing preparing them to make a valuable contribution to society
- Provide purposeful, enticing and well planned indoor and outdoor environments which supports learning in all areas of the curriculum.
- Prepare children to reach the Early Learning goals at the end of the Foundation Stage and ensure children make at least good progress from their starting points
At All Saints Nursery we recognise that children will learn most effectively when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual needs are met and when they have positive relationships with the adults who care for them. We aim to provide a setting that encompasses a safe and stimulating environment where children are able to enjoy learning and grow in confidence and independence.
We strongly believe that young children learn best through play. We organise each day so that children will be engaged in a balance of adult initiated and child initiated (freely chosen) activities inside and outdoors. There are daily singing, prayers and story times.
Children in EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside. Our outdoor areas are used all year round and in most weather conditions. We ensure activities support the Characteristics of Effective Learning to ensure learning takes place. These are:
- Playing and Exploring – children investigate and experience things, and have a go.
- Active Learning – children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements.
- Creating and Thinking Critically – children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas and develop strategies for doing things.
Our themes are driven from child-centred topics based on providing our pupils with ‘enticing experiences’ which motivate the children, and are deeply rooted in the love of stories and reading.
Subject knowledge of the EYFS curriculum is strong among all practitioners and is used to plan a broad, balanced and progressive learning environment and curriculum for all of our pupils.
Effective continuous provision practise and principles support our children to develop key life skills such as independence, innovation, creativity, enquiry, analysis and problem solving. During the school day, children will have an opportunity to work independently, work collaboratively with their friends and with members of staff.
At the end of EYFS our children;
- have strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Our children also listen respectfully and with tolerance to the views of others,
- take pride in all that they do, always striving to do their best,
- demonstrate emotional resilience and the ability to persevere when they encounter challenge,
- develop a sense of self-awareness and become confident in their own abilities,
- are kind, respectful and honest, demonstrate inclusive attitudes and have a sense of their role in our wider society.