Early Years Information
EYFS Key Information
We base our practice on the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and hold great value in the implementation of a provision founded on play. We strive to consistently provide a stimulating, attractive and exciting learning environment to match the needs of individual children while providing opportunities to practice and consolidate their skills and chances to encounter new challenges. Our curriculum is tailored to the specific requirements of the children and their very individual needs.
The philosophy of our provision underpins a curriculum founded on play; it is supported by a high quality caring environment and provides a broad framework for all our work with young children. In order to learn effectively, children need a relevant curriculum which is well planned, offers purposeful activities both indoors and outdoors and which is structured in content to match the learning needs of individual children.
Structure of the EYFS
There are currently two qualified staff, one in the Nursery and the other in the Reception class. They are supported by one Teaching Instructor and six Teaching Assistants. Reception children attend full time and Nursery children attend on a sessional basis.
(Please refer to the Nursery Policy for further details.)
Nexus Assessment Nursery
Nexus Assessment Nursery is an observation and assessment Nursery for children with Special Educational Needs, which is attached to and managed by Nexus School.
Admission to the nursery is currently via referral to the Early Years LIFT and MAP meetings.
Once a child has been offered a placement at the nursery, the Deputy Head at Nexus School, will contact the Parent(s) to arrange a nursery viewing. At the viewing parents have the opportunity to see the nursery in practice and meet the Nursery team. The organisation and overall provision will be explained during this visit and any queries or concerns can be addressed.
If parents choose to pursue the placement for their child, a home visit will be arranged and will be undertaken by members of the Nursery Team. The purpose of the home visit is to ensure that all of the essential information regarding the child is gathered to complete a Care Plan for them while at Nursery, and ensure a smooth transition into the new Nursery environment. Confirmation of your child’s start date and sessions will be made at this visit.
More information can be found in our Early Years Foundation Stage Policy:
Further information regarding Specialist Nurseries and the application processes can be found here: