We have a 40 place nursery at Norbury Hall. Our sessions are split into two classes of 20. One class runs Mon to Weds morning and the other runs from Weds afternoon to Friday. Our team repeat the activities so that the children have the same learning experiences irrespective of which sessions they attend.
Mrs Sarah Mason is our Early Years Team Leader – as well as leading the teaching in the nursery she oversees the learning and teaching across the reception classes.
Sarah is supported by a highly specialised team who ensure that the initial school experience is an effective starting point to a very successful learning career. Mrs Lesley Haig, Mrs Kate Williams and Mrs Cath Oliver support throughout the week.
Early Years Phase Team Leader
Our Early Years Curriculum
Our Early Years Curriculum (Nursery and Reception) is based firmly upon guiding principles;
- Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured
- Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
- Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and where there is a strong relationship between practitioners and parents or carers
- Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates
The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework sets out the learning and development for our children covering seven areas of learning;
The Prime Areas of Learning
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
The Specific Areas of Learning
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
You may find,
What to expect, when? – Guidance to your child’s learning and development in EYFS
useful to read – go to www.4Children.org.uk
At NHPS we strive to provide;
- An environment- indoors and out- that challenges and supports learning with the emphasis on exploration and investigation
- Adults engaged with our youngest learners in activities and interactions
- Good quality language and communication
- Quality open end resources
- An environment where the learners are engaged and involved in developing their own thinking and the characteristics of learning
Our curriculum is delivered through a mix of themes which are chosen to encourage the children to make links in their learning, providing the breadth and depth to their thinking and development and child led interests which can provide the motivation and engagement we are seeking. Both Nursery and Reception will keep you informed of these through timely letters and blogs as each year progresses.