At Cawthorne’s Endowed School, we pride ourselves on our small family atmosphere where the children feel safe and free to develop in to their own unique character. We offer Early Years Foundation Stage provision for pupils the term after their third birthday. Our Nursery sessions are held on Monday and Tuesday from 9am-3.30pm and Wednesday’s 9am-12pm term time only. In Reception and Nursery, all learning is tailored to each individual child, following the Development Matters Framework.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) gives the tools to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

Throughout your child’s Nursery and Reception years, we provide a wealth of child initiated and directed learning opportunities that will support your child’s progress towards the Early Learning Goals as well as well engaging continuous provision activities. We aim to listen to each child read daily, following Oxford Reading Tree and Songbirds schemes and the EYFS children will access daily phonics using Letters and Sounds and Read Write Inc.