Welcome to our Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to Mowbray Primary School's Early Years Foundation Stage
At Mowbray Primary School we have a 39 place nursery and 30 place Reception class. Our nursery operates a morning only session; an afternoon only session and an all day session for those eligible for 30 hours of free childcare. We also are able to offer "Top Up Hours" to parents who are not eligible for 30 hours of free childcare. These hours can be paid for and are bookable on a termly basis.
Our School’s core values are;
  • to harness children’s natural curiosity by offering a diverse range of new experiences
  • to raise children’s aspirations while developing life skills and independence
  • to develop resilience by encouraging risk and perseverance 
  • to raise self esteem, self belief and self awareness through nurture
Our Early Years curriculum, and in fact our entire school curriculum, is carefully planned to help children develop these values, and has a strong focus on: physical development; development of communication and language skills and personal, social and emotional development. Our curriculum is underpinned by a strong pastoral system which aims to support our children and their families.
We also use Learning Outside the Classroom as a key vehicle to help us to deliver these values and were awarded our Quality Mark by The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom in recognition of our high quality provision.
Structure of the Unit
The Early Years unit is led by our Early Years Lead, Miss Zoe Lisle. Miss Lisle is also our Special Educational Needs Lead and is a member of the school's Senior Leadership Team. Her role includes the deployment of staff in the Early Years Unit as well as ensuring the quality of education that your child receives - she has overall responsibility for the whole unit. Miss Helen Ewart is the second teacher within the unit and will be the Reception class teacher. Mrs Joanne Drysdale is the senior nursery supervisor. The Early Years unit is also supported by a team of Teaching Assistants who work across nursery and reception to support the individual needs of all the children.
The learning environment is split between three classroom areas and a shared learning area called "The Greenhouse". Children access these different areas throughout the day on a rota approach as each area is set up with different learning activities taking place. The indoor areas are well supported with a fabulous outdoor learning environment which is also used everyday. Outdoor learning activities also support the learning activities which take place indoors. Early Years children also have access to the facilities outside of the unit - such as our recently renovated library and the Cycle Track.
The photo album below shows our Early Years Unit: 
Structure of the School Day
Session times for nursery are as follows:
Morning Only: 8:30am - 8:45am drop off and 11:30am - 11:45am collection
Afternoon Only: 12:30pm drop off and 3:30pm collection
All day provision (30 Hours): drop off 8:30am and collection 3:30pm
Session time for Reception is as follows:
Drop off between 8:30am and 8:45am and collection at 3:15pm