2 year funding
To check if you are eligible for the free 15 hours and apply, visit
2 year old sessions available
Places are available for morning or afternoon sessions in our Rhyme room, the sessions available are 8:45am-11:45am or 12:15pm to 3:15pm.
If you wish to book a visit or require any more information please phone Ellinor Edgeley Early Years Co-ordinator or Debbie Walker on 01773 713217
If you are eligible for the 30 hour free funding you can apply for a full time place in our nursery.
and then follow the links on the screen. Once you have your eligibility code please bring it in to school and you can fill in your session choices.
If you need any more information please phone 01773 713217 for further help and advice.
Nursery sessions available
Morning session 8:30-11:30am
Afternoon session 12:30-3:30pm
All day session 8:30-3:30pm (please bring your own lunch)
Extra sessions are available at a cost of £3.50 per hour
If you would like a place for your child to start in our reception at Howitt Primary School please apply for a place using the following link:
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed please call the school office on 01773 713217.
Breakfast club is available from 7.30 am at a cost of £3.00 a day or £12.00 a week
Evening Owls is available until 6pm every day at a cost of £8.50 per night
EYFS Intent Statement
It is our intent that the children who enter our Early Years develop physically, verbally, cognitively and emotionally whilst embedding a positive attitude to school and learning. Within our setting we provide a stimulating environment that provides a fun, safe and creative area, rich in wonder and memorable experiences, which is suitable for each child’s unique needs and stages of development.
In EYFS we provide a climate of mutual respect, so children are able to solve problems, understand their own and other’s feelings and develop the social skills needed to learn, allowing them the confidence in their own ability.
Play is an integral part of learning and this is at the heart of our Early Years curriculum. We understand that children learn in different ways and we provide a mix of adult and child led activities, both indoors and outdoors. We recognise that children are happy, independent learners when secure relationships are formed and in place with both adults and their peers; these relationships enable our children to be curious and inquisitive about the world around them, allowing them to succeed in the ever changing world.
We work in partnership with parents and carers to provide and encourage our children to become confident and independent learners. We build strong foundations that encourage a love of learning: academically, morally and spiritually.
By the end of EYFS, our children develop resilience and independence and are emotionally prepared for the challenges in KS1, giving them a secure foundation as they move through school.
In our EYFS classes including our 2 year old provision, nursery and reception, we place an emphasis on children learning through play and exploration. The Foundation Stage Curriculum (encompassing 2 year olds, Nursery and Reception) is made up of seven areas of learning and development. These are divided into three prime areas and four specific areas.
The three prime areas are:
Communication and Language
Personal, social and emotional development
The specific areas are:
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
The children enjoy many new and wonderful experiences from day to day as they learn and explore these different areas of development in their stimulating and educational environment. Each half term there is a central topic and question which link together their activities and experiences, throughout the year children will also learn about different celebrations from around the world.