At The Meadows Primary Academy our Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception classes) provide an environment that is happy, warm, secure and stimulating. We always aim to ensure that all children become confident and independent, and enjoy exploring and learning. The practitioners equip the children with the skills to develop a strong sense of self, while also learning to play, negotiate and co-operate with others.
- No child should feel excluded or disadvantaged because of ethnicity, culture, or religion, home language, family background, special educational need, disability gender or ability. We ensure that all children feel included secure and valued.
- Children are active learners who are physically, emotionally and mentally involved in learning; for young children play is the natural and most important vehicle for active learning.
- The curriculum has to be accessible for every child – in planning opportunities for children’s learning and experience our practitioners ensure that the different areas of learning are interlinked and that each area is given equal importance (broad and balanced curriculum).
We work in partnership with parents and carers to meet the needs of the children and families, both individually and as a group.
“Parents are children’s first and most enduring educators. When parents and practitioners work together in Early Years settings, the results have a positive impact on the child’s development and learning”.