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Early Years

At Pinders we value the importance of early year’s provision and do not underestimate the impact that quality teaching in the Early Years can have on the future learning journey of our children. High expectations from the start help embed the school’s ethos and the school aims to equip children with the skills and abilities needed for them to achieve success at every stage in their education.


 The Nursery provision offers a morning, an afternoon or 30 hours option. Our Nursery children have their own separate provision alongside the Reception classroom, however they come together to interact and explore within the outdoor environment.


Within their time in Foundation Stage, children are given the opportunity to learn through play. Within our well resourced areas of continuous provision (sand, water, paint etc.) alongside focused adult led activities.


In Early Years we follow the statutory framework for children aged 0 to 5 called the Early Years Foundation Stage. The curriculum is split into 7 areas of learning –


1.Communication & Language
2.Physical Development
3.Personal, Social & Emotional Development

6.Understanding the World
7.Expressive Arts and Design



At the end of Foundation Stage children are assessed using the Foundation Stage profile. 


In 2018, 68% of children leaving Foundation Stage at Pinders Primary achieved a 'good level of development' (the national area average in 2018 was 72%).