Early Years Foundation Stage

We are very proud of our Early Years provision at Skelton Primary.
We are extremely fortunate to be able to offer a small (under 20) Foundation Stage class for Reception and Nursery aged children.
Our indoor and outdoor area provide an outstanding learning environment for our children. The environment allows the children to be independent, autonomous, successful and most of all, happy in their learning! Children are involved in planning their own curriculum, and we work on themes and interests which they share with us. Our curriculum is supported by visitors to our setting – vets, police, fire engine, and district nurse to name a few, and also visits beyond the setting – locally or further afield!

We use Read Write Inc as part of our approach to phonics teaching. As a new parent, you will be invited to parent workshops in EYFS where we demonstrate how you can support your child with their phonies learning.

We are lucky to share great relationships with our parents. The children’s learning journeys with us are recorded on Tapestry (an online learning journal) which allows parents to access pictures and comments daily. They are also able to upload photographs and observations made at home to share with us. Parents are welcomed in to our classroom and enjoy reading, baking and gardening with the children. Open craft afternoons have also been very popular – everyone likes to get involved!

As a prospective parent we would love for you to come and take a look and judge for yourself. Speak with parents of our current Early Years children and our welcoming staff who look forward to meeting you!

3-4 Year Old Pre-School/Nursery Children

We are able to accept children into our Nursery provision, the term after they are 3 years old. Places can be funded or self-funded and details of costs and session times are given below.

Please note that hours must be taken as full mornings, full afternoons or full days and the sessions cannot vary from week to week. If children attend full day sessions or wish to stay for lunch club, they will be required to bring a packed lunch.

Session times are longer than those at most nurseries as we wanted them to tie in with school hours. By doing this we not only minimise the disruption to the class from children/parents/carers arriving/leaving at different times, but it also improves the safeguarding of your children.

Session times are given below:

Nursery Session Times & Self Funded Costs

Morning 0845-1145 £12
Afternoon 1230-1500 £10
Lunch Club (supervision 45 min) 1145-1230 £2.50
All Day 0845-1500 £22

Details of self funded costs are above – charges will be invoiced monthly.

For those who wish to claim 15 hours universal childcare or 30 hours extended entitlement, then declaration forms are available on our website or from the school office.

For those with funded places, any additional hours over 15 or 30 will be charged at £4 per hour and invoiced half-termly.

Please note that 15 hours childcare funding doesn’t cover 2.5 days and 30 hours doesn’t cover 5 full days and therefore in some instances you may need to top up the funding by paying the £4 hourly rate detailed above. For instance 2 full days and one morning would be 15.5 hours, with a 0.5 hour needing to be self-funded. A full week adds up to 31.25, which would require 1.25 self-funding if you can claim 30 hours.

Nursery enrolment forms and declaration forms are available from the school office or to download in this section of the website. If you wish to reserve sessions for your children, please complete and return a Nursery Session Booking Form.

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