Eden Park benefits greatly from two excellent nurseries as part of the school, giving the children a wonderful helping hand with their early development. This is the start of your child’s path to learning.
“Tadpoles” is for younger children who can start from the term after they have their second birthday and the children can then move into “Frogs” in the September of the academic year that they are four, before joining the school full time in Reception.
At Tadpoles, we make sure your child's sense of adventure is nurtured in an exciting, stimulating environment which emphasizes education but also encourages a sense of fun. We provide interesting activities to help the children develop their sensory skills such as painting, messy play and exploring sounds.
We aim to develop early skills of sharing, independence, taking turns, listening and sitting, concentration, making friends, and the first steps to separating from their parents ready for their school life. We ensure all children’s individual needs are met.
“Frogs” is part of a purpose built Foundation Stage unit which includes both the Frogs nursery and our Reception classes. This is so the children can interact with the Reception classes and teachers. At the end of July the children will be then well prepared for moving up into our Reception classes.
The children continue to learn through well planned, practical play activities which they experience both indoors and in our inviting outdoor areas. Frogs children will still learn through play and they will also take the first steps of learning phonics, reading and writing through the school Read, Write Inc. programme.