Early Years & Childcare

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What will my child do at nursery?


The EYFS framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support all aspects of their development.

EYFS framework(Click here to read more)

Your child will be learning skills and attitudes, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

Communication and language

Physical development

Personal, social and emotional development

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas These are:



Understanding the world

Expressive arts and design

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it’s suitable for very young children and designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child’s unique needs and interests.

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

Activities may be ‘structured activities’ led by adults or spontaneous and self-chosen. The resources and activities in nursery are carefully planned and selected to help children progress and to offer appropriate activities for all children who will, at any one time, be at different stages of learning and have various interests.

Children choose where and for how long they play. They may be encouraged to take part in a particular activity or to play in a particular area in order to ensure that they make progress across all areas of the curriculum. Adults are always on hand to lead an activity or to support children's learning through their own ideas and activities.


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Contact Us

General queries to:
Mrs J Coates/Mrs J Kavanagh/Mrs V Scoot/Mrs Bain-Mackay - School Administrators
Mrs S Borradaile - School Business Manager

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Wetherby Road, Tadcaster
North Yorkshire LS24 9JN


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