Early Years at Prior’s Mill

At Prior’s Mill Church of England Primary School, we recognise and value the importance of Early Years in providing strong foundations for children in preparation for their journey into wider school and beyond. Our approach is rooted in our school’s Christian vision and we encourage everyone to discover, flourish, and grow in their talents, nurturing their God given gifts and potential.

‘The smallest of all seeds becomes the largest of the garden plants.’

Our Early Years Provision consists of a large Nursery, Pre-School and two Reception classes, each with their own outdoor learning garden. These are all stimulating and nurturing environments where children can thrive and develop. Our provision is carefully planned by our knowledgeable team to ensure that children are appropriately challenged across the seven areas of learning, as outlined in the Early Years Statutory Framework. Play is an integral part of children’s Early Years experience as this provides plentiful opportunities for children to develop their independence, explore and investigate the world around them. Our Early Years curriculum is carefully planned to provide a balance of opportunities for children to both explore their own interests and fascinations and experience high-quality adult-led activities.

Click here to find out more about Pre-School and Nursery

Click here to find out more about Reception

Starting school is an important milestone in a child’s life and we know many parents will have questions about their child starting with us in Nursery or Reception. In the summer term, ahead of your child starting with us in September, we plan a number of transition events which will hopefully ensure any questions you have are answered. These events will also give you and your child the opportunity to meet staff and visit our Early Years provision. Once your child’s Nursery and Reception place is confirmed, we will send out details of both our meetings for parents and stay and play sessions for children.

If you do have any questions about our Early Years provision, feel free to contact the school office to speak to a member of our Early Years team.