St Joseph's Early Years Foundation Stage
Here at St Joseph’s, our Early Years Foundation Stage consists of three separate provisions.
Caterpillars Nursery – This provision is for children that are two years old.
We currently have eight children with two members of staff.
We offer morning sessions, these are both paid and Think2 funded places.
Butterflies Nursery – This provision is for children that are three-four years old.
We currently have 24 children with four members of staff.
We offer morning sessions and have afternoon sessions available for those that attend the morning sessions. These sessions will be for parents that qualify for 30 hours funding and parents that would like to pay for afternoon sessions
Reception Class – This is for children who are school age (four-five).
We currently have 30 children with two members of staff.
Our Approach to Learning in Early Years
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) is a play based curriculum. This is something at St Joseph’s we are very passionate about. We love to join in play with children, through play we scaffold development meaning we build upon children’s learning whilst they are engaged and enjoying play. Our approach is Objective Led. This approach means that we have learning objectives for each session, we play with the children and discreetly direct play to these objectives. This means that children learn in a fun, practical way which is meaningful and led by their individual interests.
There are seven areas of the EYFS Curriculum, see these below.
7 Areas of Learning
Communication and Language
English as an additional language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design
You can find out more about Early Years in this helpful document for parents... What-to-expect-in-the-EYFS-complete-FINAL-16.09-compressed.pdf (foundationyears.org.uk)
You can find out more information about learning in each class by clicking on their class names below. Here you will be able to find out about what the curriculum will look like children in our different provisions.
If you would like to see tours of our setting or if your child is joining our school family, you can click here to see videos to have a virtual look around!
If you would like to know what our children are currently learning, you can visit our class pages. These can be sound under the ‘Our Children’ tab of the menu.