EYFS School Day

At Stover Nursery we ensure that children feel safe and secure and that their individual needs and interests are valued and supported, encouraging them to develop a broad range of knowledge and skills to ensure ‘school readiness’.

Upon arrival at the Nursery, parents pass the care of their child to a member of staff who will acknowledge and welcome the child and record their attendance in the register at the start of each session.

During each session, there are opportunities for adult-led and child-initiated activities with a good balance of time being spent indoors and outdoors in the wonderful Nursery garden. Nursery children and staff are frequently found exploring the 64-acre site, perhaps picnicking in the summer months; playing in the leaves in autumn; enjoying the snow in the winter and puddle jumping in the spring! Nursery children also make daily use of our Preparatory School Hall for Physical and Creative Development.

Stover School uses the Early Years Foundation Stage framework as a curriculum guide. In line with current guidelines for good practice, we offer a play based, child-centred curriculum, with a mix of both adult-led and child-initiated activities which support learning and development in the following EYFS outcomes:

Three Prime
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development
• Communication and Language
• Physical Development

Four Specific
• Literacy
• Mathematics
• Understanding the World
• Expressive Arts and Design

The Early Years Foundation Stage prides itself on an enriching environment both indoors and outdoors. Children are encouraged to explore their environment and select activities and resources which promote individual interest.

Our morning and afternoon sessions include the following:

• Child-initiated and adult led activities
• Registration and whole group time
• Snack Time
• Physical Activities both inside and out
• Stories, Music and Rhyme Times

The Nursery morning session begins at 8.30am and ends at 1.00pm. Children have a school meal in the Preparatory School Dining Hall. The Afternoon Session runs from 1.00pm to 4.30pm.

In Reception Class, children are welcomed from 8am and the day finishes at 3.30pm. After school club takes place every afternoon until 4.30pm.

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