Learning through play, each and every day...
A very warm welcome to Collingwood Foundation Stage! The staff have worked very hard to ensure we provide the best for our children; our outdoor area is now completed and fully accessible to all our children. We pride ourselves on offering an enriched curriculum where the children are encouraged to be inquisitive about the world around them.
At Collingwood, we firmly believe that the Early Years are crucial in forming the secure foundations for lifelong learning. Our Nursery and Reception children are encouraged to develop as individuals, think big and look far.
Learning within Early Years is based on each child as an individual and is personalised to suit the many varied needs of the children. Adult-led activities and child-led play opportunities, both indoors and outdoors, ensure our children receive a wide and varied range of learning experiences. Activities are carefully planned and based on the seven areas of learning as detailed in the Early Years Curriculum, Development Matters.
These are broken down into three prime areas of learning:
And four specific areas of learning:
We believe every child is unique and continuously strive to develop resilient, confident and capable learners. Focus on developing positive relationships helps our children become strong and independent. Well considered enabling environments further aid the development of each child alongside the strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.
Please click below to find out what your child will be learning about each term.
30 Hours Nursery provision
We are currently working closely with another local childcare provider to support or families and children who qualify for 30hrs of Nursery provision.
For further information and to check if you qualify for 30 hours free childcare please click here.
Alternatively please click here to find your nearest childcare providers and speak to Mrs Ramshaw or Mrs Grant if you have any queries.