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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Ormskirk Church of England Primary School and Acorns Nursery, we strive to ensure the development of ‘sound foundations’ in the early years. 

We have a passion for igniting curiosity and enthusiasm for learning as outlined in the EYFS statutory guidance.  We provide a nurturing, caring and fun environment for your child to develop. 

We work in partnership with parents in order to provide the most effective learning opportunities for your unique child.  We aim to provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment where positive relationships are key.  We continually consider equal opportunities for all of our children and families.

The EYFS is broken down into 7 areas of learning and the staff plan opportunities through a combination of ‘in the moment’ planning, continuous provision, child led, child led supported and adult led activities.  The areas of learning are as follows:

 

Prime Areas (from birth to 3 years old)

  • Communication and language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 

Specific Areas (in addition to the prime areas for children aged 3-5 years old)

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

 

How is our setting organised?

 

EYFS LEADER:  Suzanne Cocks

 

We have provision for children from 6 months old to 5 years old within our EYFS.

Acorns Nursery is a spacious and secure environment where children have access to the outdoors.

Reception has 2 classes who are located in a large area with lots of shared spaces both in and outside.

We have 4 age bands which are as follows:

 

Provision

Age

 

Staff

Other information

 

Baby Room

 

 

 

 

6months-2 years old

 

N.B.  Children transition to Little Acorns the term after they turn 2.

 

 

Key Workers:

Nichola Routledge and Michelle Currie -  Room Leaders.

 

Teena Horton

 

*Please see the provision packages available within Acorns Nursery by clicking the ‘Acorns Nursery Link below*

 

 

Application for Government funding is available for some 2 year olds and all 3 year olds.

 

30 hour funding is available (limited spaces for those families eligible).

 

Nursery Welfare – Marie Bowman

 

 

 

Little Acorns

 

 

2-3 years old

 

Key Workers:

Charlotte Reynolds – Room Leader

Amberleigh Mason

Jo Booth

Laura Waterhouse

 

 

Pre-school

 

 

3-4 years old

 

Key Workers:

Ceri Sholl – Room Leader and Acorns Nursery Deputy

Sarah Langton

Jade Simpson

Alison Barklem

 

Reception classes

 

 

4-5 years old

 

Miss Cocks – Class Teacher and EYFS Leader

Mrs Reeves – Class Teacher

Mrs Moore

Mrs McBride

 

Across all phases of our EYFS setting, the key workers assess, plan and review your child’s progress on a daily basis to ensure that individual needs are catered for and each child’s learning and development is personalised and next steps identified.   Frequent opportunities for the sharing of this information with families is available through various methods i.e. home-school communication books; daily chats; parents evenings.

Within EYFS, we aim to build sound foundations for all of our children.  We have a responsive curriculum which supports the characteristics of effective learning giving opportunities for children to develop a sense of awe and wonder, by building on children’s learning and interests.  We want our children to be inspired, aim high, achieve and shine as unique individuals.

For an overview of our staff please refer back to the EYFS section of the website.

We offer a range of options for each age phase within Acorns Nursery.  Please click the link below to view the available packages.  Please do contact us with any queries you have and we will happily arrange a visit to our setting.

Other Information:

 

HOW TO HELP MY CHILD WITH PHONICS AT HOME:  

 

Please use the links below to access some videos to help you when supporting your child with phonics.  They have been produced by Miss Cocks and Mrs Reeves:

 

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