The Early Years department : Quartz, Pearl and Sunstone (Nursery, Reception and Year 1)
School opening times for pupils: 9.15am - 3.15pm
The curriculum is divided into 7 areas.
3 prime areas of learning:
- Personal social and emotional development
- Communication and language
- Physical development
And 4 specific areas of learning:
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
Emphasis is placed on personal and social skills, in order for the children to develop basic self-help skills as quickly as possible, thus promoting independence and a positive self-image.
The classes have a child-centred ethos. We provide and create opportunities and experiences for our children to learn in a fun and stimulating environment.
Each class has 7 or 8 pupils with one teacher and 3 or 4 support staff.
We value parental input and support and run regular parent workshops and coffee mornings.