All Saints Nursery is located at the Children & Family Hub, Magpie Hall Road opposite St Paul with All Saints Church and offers nursery places to children from 2 years old.
All 3 to 4 year olds are entitled to at least 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. This is usually take as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year. Some 2 year olds are also eligible for this funding depending on certain criteria.
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2 Year old Funding
15 hour 3 to 4 Year old Funding
30 hour 3 to 4 Year old Funding
Our session times:
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.
At All Saints Nursery we intend that our ambitious and inclusive curriculum is flexible, engaging and exciting so that their unique needs, passions and interests are embraced.
Every child is an exceptional individual and we celebrate and respect differences with our diverse school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge and values that equips our children for their future successes. We inspire out children to be accomplished, effective, inquisitive, curious, independent learners and influence their wider thinking across all areas of the curriculum ready to reach their full potential in an ever-changing world.
Fundamental British and Christian Values are at the heart of our curriculum and everything we do, we focus on promoting the more general concepts within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and understand that the children’s development within these areas is key to promoting the values in the long term. We endeavour to give the children the Cultural Capital they need for future success i.e. giving each child the best start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their full potential and achieve future success.
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.
Across our EYFS, we follow the Early Years Statutory Framework. This Framework specifies the requirement for learning and development in the Early Years and provides prime and specific areas of learning we must cover in our curriculum.
· Personal, Social and Emotional Development
· Physical Development
· Communication and Language
. Specific Areas:
· Understanding the World
· Expressive Arts and Design
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. We recognise that language and communication are vital in all areas of a child’s development. We welcome children from culturally diverse backgrounds and many of our children are at an early stage of learning English as an additional language (EAL). Communication and language development are therefore a consistent focus. We support children’s development by providing a rich language environment, where conversations, singing and sharing stories become a regular part of the children’s day.
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.
We believe learning through play is vital, we use the environment to ensure the children’s needs are met through continuous provision, enhanced provision and following their interests. Staff teach an objective through whole class, small group teaching and going into provision to observe children’s play and move learning forward at that point. They record ‘snapshot’ evidence of children’s learning to build an overall picture and set next steps for learning. Formative assessment takes place within every session and helps staff to identify any children that needs more support to achieve the objective and those that need challenging. This may be instantaneous if appropriate. Although EYFS has a separate curriculum we are keen to make sure our children are prepared for the next chapter in their school life.
The broad and balanced curriculum design ensures that the needs of individual children including EAL, SEND and disadvantaged, and small groups of children can be met within the environment of high quality first teaching supported by targeted interventions where appropriate. In this way it can be seen to be impacting in a very positive way on pupil outcomes. We endeavour for pupils to be Reception ready and prepared for the next phase at primary school. We work closely and consistently with our colleagues to ensure a smooth transition into the Reception class.
The impact of our curriculum is measured by assessment procedures which allow us to measure outcomes against all schools nationally. We measure the percentage of pupils achieving age related expectations by the end of Nursery. The impact of our curriculum will also, in fact, be measured by how effectively it helps our pupils develop into well rounded individuals who embody our values and carry with them the knowledge, skills and attitudes which will make them lifelong learners and valuable future citizens.
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.