At Sutton Park Primary School, we have a 39 place nursery and two Reception classes in the Early Years Foundation Stage. In Early Years at Sutton Park Primary School, our children are happy, excited and motivated to learn through rich and challenging learning experiences: both indoors and outdoors. We have high ambitions for all of our children and recognise that children have different starting points to their learning. We plan according to children’s stages of development so all can thrive and develop. We aim for children to be well-rounded individuals who are independent, resilient, and confident in themselves and with others.
Our partnership with parents means that parents have the opportunity to work closely with our Early Years practitioners to support children’s transition into the setting. We would like parents to feel secure in the knowledge that their child is well cared for and happy at school. Our parents are welcome to be actively involved in their children’s learning in school and are able to share learning experiences through ‘stay and play’ sessions, transition events, online learning journeys, volunteering and parent workshops. We recognise that parents are the first educators in children’s lives and value contributions to judgements about children’s development. We use this information to support our assessments and share information about what children need to do next to develop and thrive.
What is it like in the Early Years on a day to day basis?
Every day, we provide opportunities for children to come together to share their experiences and have fun. Our children are happy, proud and feel secure knowing that we celebrate their successes and value their achievements. The curriculum is centered around children’s interests with a balance of child-initiated and adult-led learning.
Our learning environment facilitates child-initiated play and provides children with carefully planned opportunities which allow children to explore, create and learn through exciting, stimulating, interactive and accessible resources.
Role of our Early Years practitioners and teachers
We are a united team of three teachers and three support staff with play-based child centered learning at the heart of our practice. We aim to communicate and work cooperatively with parents and carers to support our children’s development. If you have any further questions, please contact the school on 825502.