Nursery & Reception

Early Years Foundation Stage at Wormholt Park Primary School

Parent Tours

We welcome prospective parents to join our tour which takes place on the first Wednesday of every month.

Please contact the school office on 02087435073 to book a place. We will be happy to accommodate you.

Nursery and Reception


‘Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances.’ – Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

At Wormholt Park we strive to achieve an environment where children can play, feel relaxed and be comfortable. When children feel emotionally safe and secure they are able to explore and find out about the place they are in and the things they can see, touch, manoeuvre or manipulate. The EYFS environment is described in terms of three aspects: Indoor, Outdoor and the Emotional Environment. 

Our community involvement is an essential part of our curriculum and we celebrate many traditions, learning new skills which enable the children to take an active role in events throughout the year.

In our EYFS we enable children to learn by following their interests. We provide stimulating opportunities throughout our EYFS curriculum to support learning, consolidate and deepen knowledge, and in turn ensure children make progress towards their next steps. Therefore, our curriculum is designed with the child in mind. We believe that our environment needs to be constantly changing and adapting, so that we can provide the best learning environment.

Our vision for the future of our pupils is very simple. 

It is that every child will leave Wormholt:

  • Achieving their very best
  • Happy and confident
  • Tolerant and respectful of themselves and others
  • Always reaching for the stars!
Parents/Carer Partnership

We know parents and carers are a child’s first and most important teacher. At Wormholt Park Primary School, we promote strong partnerships with parents/ carers and the wider community. Our parents/carers are welcome to be actively involved in their children’s learning in school and are able to share learning experiences through ‘Stay and Play’ sessions, Mystery Reader opportunities, Home Learning Club and Parent Workshops. We value involvement and any contributions to judgements about children’s learning that parents and carers can give us. We use this information to support our assessments and share information about what children need to do next to progress in their learning and development.

EYFS Framework

In our EYFS, we are committed to providing a broad, balanced and appropriately differentiated curriculum. Our incredible indoor and outdoor learning environments facilitate child-initiated play alongside adult led tasks. We provide children with carefully planned opportunities, which allow them to explore, create and learn through exciting, stimulating, interactive and accessible resources. The framework ‘Development Matters’ was produced by Dr Julian Grenier with support from the Department for Education. We use this framework when carrying out observations, for assessment purposes, planning and to implement the requirements of the Statutory Framework for the EYFS.

The seven areas of learning are outlined below:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

The framework is underpinned by the three Characteristics of Effective Learning:

Playing and exploring 

  • children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’

Active learning 

  • children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements

Creating and thinking critically

  •  children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things
Useful Links:

Development Matters in the EYFS

Statutory Framework for the EYFS