Early Years

Nursery

The Nursery has forty part-time places (2.5 days per week). At present, the Nursery runs on Monday and Tuesday from 9.00am to 3.00pm and on Wednesday from 9.00am to 12.00am.

It is run by Mrs. Woodworth, the Nursery teacher, and Ms. Fletcher, the Nursery Nurse. Places are allocated following the guidelines set out by Stockport Local Authority. If the Nursery is not full there may be the opportunity to purchase additional sessions beyond the 15 hours free entitlement. Please contact the School Office if you are interested on 0161 428 5445.

The Nursery classroom is shared with the Reception class in order to provide an all-round exerience of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, new in September 2012. Seven areas of learning are prescribed consisting of three prime areas (Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Physical Development and Communication and Language) and four specific areas (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design). The three prime areas underpin the whole of each child’s learning which is based around purposeful play.

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Reception
Mrs Goodwin is our Reception class teacher and is also the Early Years Team Leader. Mrs Twyford is the Reception class Teaching Assistant.

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is continued in our Reception class and leads naturally onto the National Curriculum in Year 1. In the Reception class, the emphasis remains learning through purposeful play, focussing on the same three prime areas (Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Physical Development and Communication and Language) and four specific areas (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design). Some children may require that this curriculum be continued into Year 1, due to their level of development.

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