Early Years

At Beacon we have a fun and exciting Early Years.


We have a 65 place Nursery which means children can start from their 3rd birthday.

We offer our children 15 hours of provision which is broken down into 5x3hr sessions (morning or afternoon).

In our Nursery there are 3 full time adults – our Nursery teacher and 2 teaching assistants.

We have a 60 place Reception and 2 classes. Each class has a full-time teaching assistant.

In Early Years, our children follow an active curriculum both indoors and outdoors. We are developing our ‘outdoor classrooms’ that the children access throughout the day – no matter what the weather!

Our re-designed indoor classrooms are bright, stimulating and caring to meet the needs of our youngest children.

Children in the Foundation Stage follow the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ curriculum which covers all 7 areas of a child’s development.

There are 3 Prime Areas of Learning:-

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


There are 4 additional Areas of Learning:-

  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Understanding of the World


We observe our children to understand and consider their interests, development and learning- planning for and facilitating the 3 ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’.