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Nursery & Reception
A Special Learning Environment
At Tottenhall Infant School we offer a secure and welcoming environment in which all children can learn and grow. We work in close partnership with every family to provide the highest quality learning provision in a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment, enabling your children to grow into confident and independent life-long learners.
Our sensitive, experienced and qualified practitioners continually develop the rich learning environment through observing the children and then developing the classrooms to ensure we meet your child’s individual needs whilst offering a good level of challenge. We aim to foster your child’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development by offering your child:
- An environment where your child will feel safe, secure, welcomed, stimulated and challenged
- First hand experiences which are exciting, fun, purposeful and relevant to their world
- Long periods of uninterrupted play
- Time to talk and share through play partnering
- Opportunities for energetic and physical play
- Encouragement to be independent, responsible and caring towards their environment and each other
- Opportunities to observe, investigate and explore their environment
At Tottenhall we value play and believe in its importance as part of the learning process.
Children in Nursery and Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Our curriculum is based on seven areas of learning:
• Communication and Language
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development
• Physical Development
• Understanding of the World
• Expressive Arts and Design
What did Ofsted say?
‘The early years provision gives children a rich and motivating learning environment. They enjoy exploring the many opportunities that the stimulating resources provide.’
‘Children’s social development is good. Relationships between adults and children are very friendly. Routines are well established and this helps children settle quickly and well.’
‘Adults provide high levels of care and encouragement. This ensures that children feel safe, develop confidence and learn to be both independent and to work together. Behaviour is good. All the appropriate welfare and safeguarding requirements are met in the provision.’
‘Parents are very positive about the effectiveness of the early years provision and the quality of care and support for their children. They very much appreciate the staff’s ongoing support and the opportunities that adults provide to involve parents in their children’s learning and development.’