Welcome to the Team

At EYFS, we provide an inspiring and enabling environment. By listening to and carefully observing your children at play, we deliver a planned, purposeful curriculum that has a balance between adult led and child initiated play every day!

Mrs E Brereton – EYFS Lead

All children in Early Years follow a curriculum called the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and this is broken into seven areas of learning and development. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.

There are 3 prime areas particularly important for building a foundation for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, forming relationships and thriving. These are:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Communication and Language

There are 4 specific areas through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. These are:

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

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


In our nursery we have two family groups (Ladybirds and Butterflies) which enable us to foster all areas of children’s learning and development. Research shows that children thrive from loving and secure relationships and this is what the key person in both of our family groups provide. This role is an important one and an approach set out in the EYFS. Family groups enable children to transition more smoothly, feel safe and secure as well as being able to target specific learning needs. This small family group approach has had a huge impact on all aspects of our children’s learning and their development has been outstanding.

Our Teaching Team

Miss Harris
Teaching Assistant

Mrs Appleby
Class Teacher

Miss Toy
Apprentice Teaching Assistant


In Reception, your child will continue to learn by doing things for themselves, by exploring and investigating, watching and listening, talking and discussing, creating and communicating.

In reception, we work towards the Early Learning Goals (ELGs). This refers to level of development children should be expected to have attained by the end
of the EYFS.

Our Teaching Team

Mrs Brackstone
Class Teacher


Mrs Craddock
Teaching Assistant


Mrs Hill
Class Teacher


Mrs Morgan
Teaching Assistant