Early Years Foundation Stage

Nursery and Reception :

The curriculum is designed according to the New Early Years Framework  for the Foundation Stage (EYFS).

The EYFS is made up of seven areas of Learning and Development.

There are now three prime areas:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical  development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional development

...and 4 specific areas.

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive arts and design

All areas of Learning and Development are connected to one another and provided in both the inside and outside learning areas.

Children's learning, progress and achievement is continually assessed by staff so that they can plan activities to meet children's individual learning needs. Teachers plan and organise the curriculum so that it progresses and is differentiated according to the child's stage of development. Learning is active, play based, creative and includes first hand experience, indoors and outdoors.

Entry to the Nursery : Please download an application form NURSAPP New.docx

Parents who wish their child to attend the Nursery are asked to fill in a form when their child is two years old, whereupon their child's name will go on the waiting list. All children are entitled to 15 hours free per week and sessions offered are as follows:

All day Monday & Tuesday 8.30am - 3pm plus Wednesday morning 8.30am-11.30am                                                                                                                                                   

Wednesday afternoon 12.00pm - 3pm plus all day Thursday and Friday 8.30am - 3pm

Five morning sessions Monday - Friday 8.30am - 11.30am

Five afternoon sessions Monday - Friday 12.00pm - 3pm

Top up sessions are also available subject to availability and are charged per session. School lunches are compulsory for those children who attend any full day sessions and must be paid for in advance at the chargeable rate.

 Selection to the Nursery will be based on criteria in Surrey County Council's Nursery Admission Policy. There is one intake in September for children who are three years old by 31st August of that year. Offers of the nursery places will be sent out at the end of the Spring Term.

Each child offered a place will receive a home visit from the Nursery Teacher and classroom assistant during the first two weeks of September (notification of day & time will be sent during June/July). You and your child will then be invited for one or more visits to the nursery. Children are usually expected to be full-time straight away

Nursery children wear a school sweatshirt, white polo neck shirt and blue track suit bottoms.