Education & Learning

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Education and Learning

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

This is a statutory framework that all early years providers in England must adhere to. The statutory framework incorporates the learning and development requirements of which there are seven:

  1. Physical development
  2. Personal, social and emotional development
  3. Communication and language
  4. Literacy
  5. Mathematics
  6. Understanding the world
  7. Expressive arts and design

For more information please access the link to see a useful parents guide:



Education and Learning

Key Person System

We operate a key person system to help your child become familiar with nursery and to feel safe and confident within it. The key person will liaise with you to make sure that the needs of your child are being met appropriately.  
Key Person System

Learning Journeys

The children’s learning and development is recorded on their online learning journey. Tapestry online learning journals are used by your child’s key person to collate children’s progress. The data is then shared with parents via a secure online file (accessible from the home page of this website). Parents have the opportunity to add observations of their own.
Learning Journeys

Nursery Education Funding

We welcome Government funded 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

This is 15 hours per week of FREE early years education for ALL 3 & 4 year olds and eligible 2 year olds during the school term. 

Further information on 2 year old funding and eligibility is available on the following website:


Nursery Education Funding
We are Ofsted registered and were awarded "Good" in October 2014. Registration No. EY382247. We also accept Nursery Vouchers; please visit the HMRC website for more information.

"In all areas of the nursery, children play and learn in an environment that encourages them to become active learners and to develop very good attitudes to learning". Ofsted Report, October 2014

"Children's learning and development are effectively supported by very high quality teaching". Ofsted Report, October 2014

For a friendly, reputable nursery that your child will love and you can rely on, call Little Orchard Nursery now on
01544 231 051
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