We have a Nursery and Reception at St Barnabas.
There is time for child initiated and free flow play, exploration and investigation as well as lots of opportunities to work with an adult in one to one and small group sessions. During the day we also have whole class and small group teaching sessions for Literacy and English as well as Mathematics. Each day the children are exposed to and can choose from a wide range of exciting, stimulating and challenging activities. The children learn many skills which provide a firm foundation on which to build future learning. We aim to provide a happy, fun, safe, caring and stimulating environment for children in which they can develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.
Children are encouraged to develop their own theories about the world and how it works. Their ideas and opinions are valued and respected by adults and the other children, thereby creating an environment in which children can develop and grow not being afraid to make mistakes and learn .
We adhere to the Curriculum Guidance for The Early Years Foundation Stage and use as our Baseline in both Nursery and Reception the Early Excellence Baseline program. We work with and alongside both Parents/Carers and other professionals to ensure the best outcomes for all of our children.
For phonics we follow 'Letters and Sounds'.