Nursery (ages 1-3)

Our bright and cheerful Nursery is always buzzing with purposeful activity, as the youngest children discover that learning is fun and school is a happy place to be.

The Nursery provides a safe and nurturing environment in which the children can explore and learn through play. Messy play, quiet corners, role play, dressing up, puzzles and games stimulate imagination and co-ordination as the children learn new skills and start to form long-lasting friendships.

Pre-Reception (ages 3-4)

In Pre-Reception, practical activities enhance the children’s growing ability to make sense of the world through exploration, experimentation, observation, and discussion.

As they grow in confidence and independence, creative and physical play are seamlessly interwoven with more structured learning. The emphasis in these years is on all-round development and the ‘paired and shared’ key worker system reinforces relationships between children, parents and staff.

 

EYFS Early Learning Goals

% Achieving a good level of development

% Achieving at least expected in all 17 early learning goals

Average total point score

Source: DfE EYFSP national database - 20 October 2016

 

The EYFS definition

Children achieving a 'good level of development' are those achieving at least the expected level within the following areas of learning: communication and language, physical development, and personal, social and emotional development, literacy and mathematics.


“Our daughter has loved Pre-Prep and cannot wait to start Reception. She has been very happy since she joined Maldon Court and this has been a huge relief for us; starting school is such a big step. You and your staff have much to be proud of, your school and ethos is a credit to staff and students alike.”