Awarded the ‘Effective Early Learning Quality Assurance Award’ 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Awarded a certificate by Wiltshire County Council for its excellent practice within the Foundation Stage 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
The Early Years of education are vital. We endeavour to lay firm foundations in a state of the art, purpose built facility in a wooded glade which enhances the teaching and learning environment of the children. It is spacious, well equipped and has its own secure outside play area. We are very proud of the happy, lively atmosphere which our children and staff enjoy.
Our aim is to provide excellent quality Early Years care and education in a safe and secure environment enabling each child to develop at his or her own pace, in offering an ethos of care and inclusion with parents as partners.
Children are introduced to literacy and numeracy and essential skills in a supportive and stimulating environment. There are carefully structured activities based on the Early Years Foundation Stage within the six learning areas of the curriculum. The Foundation Stage provides a stimulating experience of education enriched by a variety of play based activities which are freely available within our ‘free-flow’ indoor and outdoor provision.
The Foundation Stage is the first stage of the national curriculum focusing on the distinct needs of children aged 3-5.
Children who are 2 years of age have separate tuition by experienced Nursery Nurses in the morning and take part in all the afternoon activities.
8.00 – 12.00 Morning session
12.00 – 1.00 Lunch session
12.00 – 3.00 Afternoon session
Swans (Reception) are expected to attend full time 8.40 – 3.00.
A Holiday Club is also available during the school holidays and operates for 50 weeks of the year.
If parents wish to leave their children at school after 3.15pm until 5.30pm a charge will be raised at a cost of £1.75 per half hour or part thereof. This extra cost will be added to the terms fees in arrears.
In the morning there are effective and carefully structured activities based on the Early Learning Goals’ within the six learning areas of the Foundation Stage. The Foundation Stage is the first stage of the national curriculum focusing on the distinct needs of children aged 3 to the end of the reception year at school.
Personal, social and emotional development
Communication, language and literacy
Knowledge and understanding of the world
In the afternoons activities include
Monday French and Gym
Wednesday Ballet, Pottery
Thursday Computers (Open House)
Parents will be invited to ‘welcome afternoons’ and termly consultations. We are happy to see parents in school at any time and if there are problems or queries please feel free to come and discuss them with us.