Nursery & Reception (Early Years Foundation Stage)

Cundall Nursery is a warm and welcoming environment specialising in the important task of introducing children to the exciting world of learning. The emphasis is on the all-round development of each child through class, group and individual teaching in an atmosphere of happiness and mutual respect. The excellent staff/pupil ratio ensures a secure environment and individual attention where each child has the opportunity to reach their own potential.

We aim to promote independence, confidence, self-esteem, mutual respect and a strong work ethos in each child, within a setting where all children feel happy, secure and valued as individuals. High standards of behaviour and good manners are expected and children are helped to achieve these through positive reinforcement.

Nursery children are offered a broad-based curriculum that meets the EYFS goals. In addition they are offered specialist teaching in Art, Music and French.

The most recent ISI inspection  commented:

“Pupils are extremely polite. Nursery children’s’ manners are impeccable.”

Years 1 & 2

Our younger children receive a broad-based education. Our aim is that the children develop positively in an atmosphere of mutual respect. They receive praise to assist in their successful progression and to build their self-confidence.  Appropriate behaviour is fostered through a structure of positive reinforcement. Pupils are taught in small classes by highly qualified teachers with excellent support staff.  All of our pupils are taught the core subjects of Literacy, Numeracy and Science and a range of foundation subjects. Alongside this, specialist lessons in French, Music, Art, Swimming and Tennis add an extra dimension.

The secluded rural situation of the school provides a safe and protected setting for the children to play and explore.