Welcome to the Early Year page, which we hope you will find as friendly and informative as the setting itself.
Our Early Years team is led by Mrs Tomlin and the staff work closely to ensure the children enjoy a positive start to their educational journey.
At Spring Meadow our children are kind and resilient young people who acquire the skills and knowledge they need to succeed and compete in the diverse world in which they live. They are independent explorers who are curious and proactive, always seeking out answers to new questions and ideas. Their kindness and compassion enable them to live and grow in a safe and considerate world. In the Early Years, we are aspirational as well as inspirational. Challenge is always present and in our safe and secure setting children feel confident to give new things a try. The children are supportive of each other and help their peers to succeed when these challenges present themselves. Our children are wonderful individuals with individual needs and we always ensure these are met and every child and family feels fully included at all times.
Our early years setting follows the curriculum as outlined in the 2021 statutory framework of the EYFS. It is progressive in terms of skills and knowledge with the aim of the children achieving the intended Early Learning Goals by the time they reach the end of their year in Reception.
We deliver this through a combination of structured teaching, open ended challenges and child initiated learning in a calm, inspiring environment, which is well organised, and promotes the use of natural resources both inside and out, as much as possible.