Early Years

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage

Here at St Mary’s, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is made up of a Nursery class and a Reception class.  Our EYFS staff work together as a team to provide quality provision which enables each child to develop their talents, personalities and abilities in a safe and stimulating environment.

The staff in our Nursery class are:
Miss Kay: Class Teacher
Mrs Burridge: Higher Level Teaching Assistant

The staff in our Reception class are:
Miss Duffy: Class Teacher 
Mrs Rowley: Teaching Assistant


Our Nursery offers morning, afternoon or full day sessions for children aged 3 and 4.  Children can begin nursery as soon as they turn 3 years old.  We offer 15 hours free childcare with free fresh fruit each day for all children.  Some children may be eligible for 30 hours free childcare and also free-school meals*.    Our sessions are as follows:

Morning session: 9.00am - 12.00pm
Afternoon session: 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Lunch time session: 12.00pm - 12.30pm
Full day: 9.00am – 3.30pm (staying for lunch: school meal or packed lunch)

Additional sessions can be booked – see Nursery Funding and Charges using the tabs above.

For further information about our Early Years Foundation Unit, explore the information on this page using the tabs or visit our class pages to see what we have been up to recently.  To enquire about a place in Nursery or Reception, please contact the school office who will be happy to help.

If you would like more information or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,

Miss Duffy and Miss Kay.