Our aim in the EYFS is to provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment, which allows all children to feel secure and valued and therefore ready and eager to learn!
If you would like to visit us we would love to show you around! Please contact the School Office on: 01502 476230, or by email, at: firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment with me.
I look forward to meeting you,
Miss Jemima Williams
Senior Teacher & Acorn Class Teacher
Please see our Nursery Pack and Registration Forms at the bottom of this page.
For children who turn 3 between ….the free childcare starts from
1st April to 31st August September (Autumn Term)
1st September to 31st December January (Spring Term)
1st January – 31st March April (Summer Term)
Please be aware that attending our school Nursery does not guarantee your child a place in our Reception Class. Further details about admissions will be given on registering for a nursery place.
Within Nursery every child deserves the best support and this enables them to become active learners and thinkers. All children learn in a variety of ways and there are 3 main aspects of learning we follow:-
Play and exploring – children investigate and experience things and have a go.
Active learning – children concentrate and keep trying if they encounter difficulties and they enjoy their achievements.
Creating and thinking critically – children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas and develop strategies.
What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?
The EYFS is the period of education for all children from birth until the end of Reception year at school. It is called the Foundation Stage because it provides children with the secure foundations they need for their future learning. It builds on all the learning that children will have already gained from their families.
What will the children be learning?
There are 7 areas of learning covered by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum. These are divided into three prime areas and four specific areas. The prime areas are:-
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
The specific areas are:-
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design Communication and Language
In Little Acorns Nursery we follow the Letters & Sounds plans. Children will be given lots of opportunities to develop speaking and listening skills, one to one, in small groups and as a class. In a range of situations such as circle time and story- telling, children learn to listen attentively and respond with relevant comments.
We also encourage our children to be inquisitive and ask and answer questions in response to stories we share. They will show understanding of instructions and learn to express themselves clearly and effectively when speaking one to one or in a group.