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Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to Early Years at Alverton School.


The Woodland Nursery provides Early Years Education for 2-4 year olds and is open Monday- Friday from 8am-6pm offering wrap around care to families that need it.

The Nursery is in a separate, purpose-built building on the school premises and we are lucky enough to have the most incredible woodland for our children to play and explore in. There are sessions in both the morning and the afternoon and there is the option to stay for lunch when you feel your child is ready to do so. 

‘Foxes’ Room is for children aged 2-3 years and is staffed by qualified Nursery Nurses who are responsible for planning and assessment and  provide a rich and stimulating environment for the children in their care. When children are ready after their 3rd birthday, they are transitioned into the pre-school room by the Nursery staff.

“Little Owls’ Room is for children aged 3+ and 4. By January, there are often two cohorts of children operating in the same space. The Nursery Teacher (Miss Hooton) is responsible for the day to day running of the Preschool room and is supported by a team of qualified Nursery Nurses. 

The pre school children have P.E. sessions in the school hall, visit our library and have lots of other opportunities to feel part of the main school. We also ensure that throughout the school calendar there are lots of opportunities for the children to visit the Reception classes and get to know the teachers and routines for the following year.


Mrs Simpson and Mrs Daylak teach in the Reception classes, Kittiwakes and Curlews. They are supported by Mrs Ward and Mrs Small our teaching assistants.

The two Reception classes run very closely and are in fact housed in the same room. There are two “carpet” areas where the children register and have focused adult led learning, as well as lots of stories and circle time activities. The whole space is shared between the two classes, ensuring continuity of provision and enabling all children to access both indoor and outdoor activities which will support their learning. We are able to keep our Reception class numbers under 23 ensuring that all children who begin their education at Alverton School have a safe, secure and stimulating start to their school career.