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The school day is from 8.40am – 16.00pm.

We offer part time hours in Reception at the parents’ request.  Children are expected to be in from 08.40 – 13.30pm each day, but parents can choose if they would like to collect their child up at either 13.30pm or 16.00pm to help their child settle in.

Breakfast club is available from 07.30am – 08.30am

After school care is available from 16.00 – 18.00pm

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage, supporting the children learn through child-initiated and adult-guided learning.  Learning becomes more formal in Reception, preparing them for Year 1.  They start learning to read and write from the beginning of the year, and benefit from daily P.E. lessons and weekly French lessons with specialist teachers.  Each term the children learn a new and exciting Topic which is chosen based on the children’s interests.

The Early Years Foundation Stage

There are three prime areas of learning:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Physical Development

And four specific areas of learning:



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

There are a selection of extra-curricular activities available for children in the Pre-School and Reception.  These are an additional charge to the fees.

Music and Movement


Music Instrumental Lessons

Drama (4pm Thursday)

Gymnastics (4pm Friday)

Meet the staff:

Miss Emma Christopher, Head of Early Years, M.Ed, B.A (Hons) PGCE

Miss Sarah Chant, Early Years Deputy, NVQ Childcare, Learning and Development Level 3

Miss Jenny Witney, Early Years Practitioner, CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education, Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management

Miss Sarah Cunningham, Early Years Practitioner, NVQ Childcare and Education Level 3, NVQ Assessor Training and D33 for Childcare and Education

All staff are paediatric first aid trained

If you would like to learn more, please arrange a visit