Nursery & Reception
Our Early Years setting offers the best possible start for all children, as they embark on their learning journey. We provide a creative and purposeful learning environment, offering a range of experiences where children feel nurtured, safe and secure, enabling them to become confident and independent individuals.
We believe that having access to high-quality provision has a significant impact on your child’s social, emotional and language development. Our Early Years ensures a solid foundation for all children as they develop a love of learning and engage in the values and ethos of our school community. We work in partnership with you to enhance the educational opportunities and outcomes for your child.
Our EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage – Nursery and Reception classes) provides exceptional education and was rated Outstanding in our last Ofsted inspection.
Led by a qualified teacher and experienced early-year educators, our Nursery provides children from three years old with all the building blocks necessary to transition smoothly into Reception.
Our children benefit from a child-centred fun learning approach, and our staff are always available to talk to parents/carers.
Our Nursery day runs 9am-3.30pm, term-time only. We also have the option of childcare before and after the school day, from 8am until 5.45pm. If you are working and entitled to the government’s 30-hour free childcare grant, our nursery is free. If you are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare, you could pay for the additional hours at a cost of just £100 per week.
The EYFS curriculum is divided into six areas of learning and development:
- Personal, social and emotional development.
- Communication, language and literacy.
- Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy.
- Knowledge and understanding of the world.
- Creative development.
- Physical development.
Early Years and Foundation Stage
Our team of experienced Early Years practitioners support children through modelling positive relationships, making learning fun and challenging, monitoring children’s progress carefully and providing early individual support for each child.
The Nursery and Reception curriculum recognises that children learn best through play and active learning. We encourage children to engage in a variety of activities; they learn through a carefully-balanced mix of adult-led and child-led play in each of the 17 key areas of learning and development. We follow a topic-based curriculum and follow the interests of our children in our continuous provision.
At the end of the Foundation Stage, we build in more structured learning for our children so that they are ready to make a smooth transition into Year 1.
There are four principles which underpin our Early Years and Foundation Stage curriculum:
- A Unique Child: Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
- Positive Relationships: So that children feel safe and cared for.
- Enabling Environments: We provide a rich and varied environment which supports children’s learning and development. It gives them the confidence to explore and learn in secure and safe yet challenging, indoor and outdoor space.
- Learning and Development: Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. In their play, children learn at their highest levels. We provide wide ranging and varied topics that engage and involve children for sustained periods.
How do i know if i am eligible for funding support?
Working families who meet the eligibility criteria, may be able to get 30 hours a week of free early education and childcare for their 3 or 4 year old.
The extra 15 hours will be available from the start of the next term and your eligibility for the extra hours will be checked every three months.
To find out if you are eligible, visit the Lambeth Council Website.