The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.
As well as being the core document for all professionals working in the foundation years, the EYFS framework gives mums and dads confidence that regardless of where they choose for their child’s early education, they can be assured that the same statutory commitments and principles will underpin their child’s learning and development experience.
The Nursery caters for children from the term before their third Birthday to four years of age. Children can be admitted to the Nursery at any time during the school year but our usual intake is in September, depending on numbers we may also take in the spring or summer.
Here in the Nursery we provide the children with opportunities to explore and learn through play as well as more focused experiences. Everything is designed to develop the essential social and learning skills children need when entering more formal learning at a later stage. We like to promote inquisitive minds and independent attitudes and have created a space in which children can thrive. The Nursery is a large welcoming space, full of exciting and engaging equipment which is readily available for the children to access themselves.
We offer an expansive outdoor area which is fully enclosed and partially covered to allow access whatever the weather. We have also just added a small woodland area.
Learning at Home
When children are at Nursery age, every moment matters and their home experiences are incredibly important to us here at Nursery. We encourage parents to share their child’s news and experiences through using our online learning journals -Tapestry. You can get your login from the Nursery Lead.
|Morning Session||8.45 am – 11.45 am|
|Afternoon Session||12.00 noon – 3.00 pm|
Fees - ‘Flexible Entitlement’
Parents are allowed to choose up to 15 free hours Nursery provision per week. Should parents wish their child to have extra time in the Nursery they may be able to pay for additional hours subject to availability. The cost for extra hours is £4.50 per hour. If you child is staying at school for the whole day, you will need to provide a packed lunch.
30 Hours Funding
If you are eligible, 30 hours is available for 38 weeks of the year (just like the existing 15 hours scheme).
You, and any partner, must each expect to earn (on average) the equivalent of working 16 hours a week at your national minimum wage (£125 at the National Living Wage, less if you are on the National Minimum Wage)
If you, or your partner, are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or you're unable to work because you are disabled or have caring responsibilities, you could still be eligible.
You can't get 30 hours free childcare if you, or your partner, expect to earn £100,000 or more.
Your child can start in their childcare place the term after they turn 3 years old and have received a valid 30 hours code, whichever is later. Term start dates are 1st September, 1stJanuary and 1st April.
You may get asked for further information as part of your application, so apply well ahead of the start date for each term.
To keep your 30 hours free childcare place you need to check your details are up to date every 3 months.
The 30 hours free childcare offer is not intended to cover the costs of meals, other consumables (such as nappies or sun cream), additional hours or additional activities (such as trips). Providers may charge a fee for these additions. If you choose to pay for these it is an arrangement between you and the childcare provider. However, you must not be required to pay any fee as a condition of taking up a 30 hours place, and must be offered alternative options.