Miss Hayley Albery

Reception Teacher and History Lead

Ms Clare Catahan

Nursery Class Teacher
Nursery Teacher and PSHCE Lead

Mrs Chloe Marsden

First Aider

Mrs Claire Bentley


Miss Kerry Heaney


In our EYFS setting, we aim to give our youngest children the best possible start to their education. We do this by providing children with a safe, welcoming, inviting and engaging learning environment. Have a look at our blog to see what goes on in Foundation Stage.

Our curriculum is rich and broad, and is designed to suit the needs of each and every one of our unique children. Through a balance of adult-guided and child-led play we provide a wide variety of experiences, covering these areas:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design


Our children come to school happy and excited every day because they are warmly welcomed with a friendly smile from our staff. Children are given challenges to complete and we then work on gross and fine motor skills through our 'funky finger time' activities; this is a fun and energetic start, which prepares children for the day ahead. During our adult led teaching time, children are split into separate Nursery and Reception groups. Nursery activities prepare children for the next step and get children ready to begin phonics, reading and writing in Reception.  In Reception we teach daily Phonics, Literacy and Maths lessons. Throughout the school day, children have many opportunities for independent child-led activities through our continuous provision time. This allows children to become independent learners and make their own decisions. At the end of the day we review the day and read a story.

We have excellent links we parents in the EYFS and invite parents in regularly for breakfast mornings, stay and play sessions and story times. We value the strong relationships we have with parents and the further community.

Foundation Stage Curriculum

Early Years in Action

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20 December 2019

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