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Early Years

In the Early Years at Edge Grove we aim to ensure that the beginning of a child’s education is a happy and fulfilling experience.

Your child’s early years are such a special time and those of us privileged to work with 3-5 year olds see the world open up before them as they explore through purposeful play. 

The teaching ethos in Nursery and Reception is varied and practical. Children are encouraged to explore, question and enjoy their learning. Spacious classrooms offer a wide range of exciting learning areas including a dedicated story and role play corner, literacy and numeracy zones, an IT bay and areas for investigative and imaginative challenges.

Alongside normal classroom activities, Nursery and Reception children enjoy lessons from subject specialists in PE and Music and Reception and Nursery classrooms have interactive whiteboards, iPads and computers accessible to all children.

Early Years teachers observe, nurture, extend and develop children in their first learning experiences. This enables teachers to prepare a detailed profile of each child which forms the basis of their future learning.

The Staff plan a structured but flexible programme of play and work activities which encompass the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework.

"Achievement of children in the EYFS is excellent. All children make strong progress in relation to their starting points." 

Independent Schools Inspectorate, September 2015