Lower Nursery 3-4 Years
Foundation Stage 1
This is where life at Dallington begins! The children in our Nurseries are taught by qualified teachers working with NVQ3 qualified assistants.
We work as a team to provide a wide and diverse curriculum to suit all the children. We work within the Foundation Stage Curriculum and aim to provide a safe and secure environment for the children's first year at school.
During the Foundation Stage, children are introduced to the bases of all future learning in a creative, exploratory and non-judgmental manner. It is at this stage, of course, where the early acquisition of independent literacy, numeracy and research skills are introduced in a naturally progressive manner. The children sing with our specialist teachers and their class teacher.
Upper Nursery 4-5 Years
Foundation Stage 2
The Foundation Stage continues into Upper Nursery where we aim to develop increasing levels of independence and confidence, whilst supporting all areas of the curriculum. The children are taught in a multi-sensory way, adopting a child centred approach to education where the development of the ‘whole child’ is valued. Through our ongoing observations of the children, we can make informed decisions about how best to support your child’s next developmental needs. This also helps the children work towards the Early Learning Goals as set out in the Early Years Profile.
It is at this stage that the children are introduced to swimming, dance, French and Sports, taught by specialist teachers on a weekly basis, enriching the curriculum. The atmosphere we create nurtures the individual and provides a happy, supportive and stimulating environment.
If you like the idea of a school that feels more like a lovely home; teachers who always go the extra mile; a genuinely stimulating and artistic environment, then you won't find better than Dallington.