Core Values in Early Years
Through our carefully planned curriculum we want our children to be able to:
Use their manners and say please and thank you,
Be happy and confident
Be independent, resilient and reflective
Co-operate with others and understand yes and no
Be a good friend
Make decisions and be responsible for their choices and actions.
Try new activities and have a go
Share and take turns
Be inclusive and respectful to others
Feel safe and have secure attachments with their key person
Follow rules and routines
Compromise and negotiate with others
Understand right from wrong
Work in a team
Talk about their emotions
Be organised and take care of their belongings.
Be proud of their achievements
Be resourceful and creative
Be courageous and take risks
Feel empowered to meet their own needs and those of others
Speak confidently with unfamiliar adults
Feel valued and know their voice is heard
Support and help others
Be considerate to others ideas
We offer a 32 place Pre-School – 16 children in the morning session and 16 children in the afternoon session.
Many of our places are funded through ‘Two Year Old Funding’. However, we also offer places that parents/carers can pay for.
- The morning session starts at 8.30 am until 11.30am.
- The afternoon session starts from 12.30pm until 3.30pm.
In our Pre-School there are 4 full time early years qualified teaching assistants.
Please click on the following icons if you would like more information on:
- 2 Year Old Funded Early Learning - Are you eligible for free funding for 15 hours in pre-school?
- Paying for day care- Would you like your child to be in a school setting ?
We have a 65 place Nursery at Beacon and children can start the term after their 3rd birthday.
We offer our children 15 hours of provision which is broken down into 5x3hr sessions (morning or afternoon).
- The morning session starts at 8.40am until 11.40am.
- The afternoon session starts from 12.25pm until 3.25pm.
In our Nursery there are 4 full time adults – our Nursery teacher and three early years qualified teaching assistants.
Please click on the following icon if you would like more information about:
- Wrap around
We have a 60 place Reception split into 2 classes of 30. In Reception there are three teachers and two early years qualified teaching assistants.
The Reception day starts at 8.45am and finishes at 3.10pm.
Our Learning Environment
In Early Years, our children follow an active curriculum both indoors and outdoors. Our indoor classrooms are bright, stimulating and caring to meet the needs of our youngest children. We are developing our ‘outdoor classrooms’ to ensure the children have access throughout the day – no matter what the weather!
The Early Years Curriculum
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
There are 4 Specific Areas of Learning:-
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’.
Playing and exploring - children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’;
Active Learning - children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements; and
Creating and thinking critically - children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.
For more information on the curriculum and what we offer click on the links below:
Please use the link below to view:
Early Years Policy
Early Years Transition Policy
Please see attached links: Useful documents for Parents