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.
"A great start to school. Well done to the staff for helping him transition from Nursery to Reception so easily." (Parent of reception child, 2018)
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 activities which they experience both indoors and in our two 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 familiarisation with the school Read, Write Inc. programme.
"Our child enjoys creative play in a structured environment and feels enabled to do her best." (Parent Survey, 2018)
"(In the Early Years) more of the disadvantaged children are achieving a good level of development. As with other disadvantaged pupils in the school, the difference between disadvantaged pupils' achievement and that of others is diminishing . This represents good progress from children's starting points." (Ofsted 2017)
"The governing body's investment in provision for two and three year old children is reaping rewards. Both the Nursery for two year old children and the Nursery for three-year-old children provide a safe and enticing environment for children to explore. Adults are skilled and ambitious." (Ofsted 2017)