Mrs Harper, Miss Storr, Mr Walton, Mr Morgan, Mrs Creeton
welcome you to our nursery page.
The Early Years Foundation Stage is the framework followed by the nursery setting. The cycle of observation, then timed intervention, then evaluation from a further observation supports learning in nursery.
We cross reference our observations with the stages of development within the seven areas outlined in the guidance and also listed on Early to Primary Essence. We look for a 'best fit' and determine whether a child is emerging, developing or secure.
Children all have different starting points with children starting at 22-36 months or 30-50 months. We also support children who are younger or have special education needs who may match younger stages of development.
The missing areas are mapped during the evaluation of the assessments. Staff then use this information in their teaching.
September and October
We welcomed back the 2 to 3 year olds who are now our 3 to 4 year olds.
We welcomed new families all with children who have 3 to 4 year olds. This included parents welcome meeting, nursery visits, home visits and staggered starts.
In September we have our first 8 children who attend either 28 hours or 31 hours. The school governors have approved an expansion of 30 hours to 16 places.
Throughout the first term staff used observations for the 3 to 4 year old baseline. In November we aim to support parents gaining access to the information on the schools Primary Essence web site.
Our books started with our Bookstart book Max. Debra from Bookstart joined us on some home visits and observed how we promote books with families.
Then the The Very Helpful Hedgehog.