Welcome to Our Nursery
Meet the Early Years Team
Mrs Kirsty McGee
Mrs Selina Larkin
Miss Emma Robinson
Mrs Karen Jones
Mrs Samantha Brannon
Miss Sophie Walker
Miss Ruby Jones
Miss Louise Hallybone
Miss Dawn Evans
Miss Nicola Richards
Mrs Amy Lewis
2Year Old Room Leader
Miss Stephanie Cox
Mrs Emma Burns
2 Year Old TA
Mrs Hannah Anthony
2 Year Old TA
Miss Stephanie Cooper
2 Year Old TA
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) begins at birth and continues until our children reach the end of their Reception year. At Captain Webb we provide an engaging curriculum that maximises opportunities for meaningful cross-curricular links and learning experiences, as well as promoting the unique child by offering extended periods of play and sustained thinking. We follow the children’s interests and ideas to foster a lifelong love of learning both in and outside of school.
Our curriculum has been designed to enable children to succeed through cooperative and
collaborative learning. As such, there is a strong emphasis on the Prime Areas of learning;
Communication and Language,
Physical Development and Personal,
Social and Emotional Development.
This is of particular importance in our nursery rooms which are skilfully planned for and feed into the Specific areas;
Understanding of the World
Expressive Arts and Design
At Captain Webb we believe that early language skills and extending vocabulary should be at the core of our curriculum and is embedded into our in-door and out-door learning environment. We have devised specific vocabulary for each of our learning areas and incorporate these into our planning. We understand that early language skills is one of the key components to becoming a successful, confident learner.
Our Early Years setting is equipped with a wide range of resources across a variety of learning zones that supports the seven areas of the EYFS curriculum. These are developed and planned for by staff to provide meaningful experiences and create learning opportunities for pupils across an engaging and enhanced environment both inside and out. Adults work along side children during their play and adult focused activities, modelling skills, learning strategies, encouraging independence and providing opportunities to embed and deepen their understanding. Alongside our enabling environment we ensure that the children learn through a carful balance of child and adult lead activities.
My Key Person
We Know that good teaching and learning begins with positive relationships. Relationships fulfil our most fundamental needs as humans - social connectedness.
A nurturing approach recognises that positive relationships are central to both learning and wellbeing, which is why all of our children are assigned to a 'key person'. The key person is a named practitioner who has responsibilities for a small group of children.
They are there to help the child feel safe and secure. the role is important for both child and parent and it is an approach set out in the EYFS. The key person will respond to children's needs and help them settle into a new environment . Communication is paramount between parent and key person, as these discussions hold key information about the child.
Forest School is a specialised approach to outdoor learning that aims to develop confidence and self esteem through hands-on learning in woodland environments. All of our EYFS children access our forest school at least once per week, where the forest school leader/teacher have planned thoughtful activities which inter link their topics and themes within the classroom.
Forest school is the perfect natural environment for children to build their self esteem, creativity and learn to manage their own risks whilst being supported by an adult.
To introduce our children to the half termly topic, all children will have a 'Memorable Experience'. This means the children will be taken out on a visit or we arrange for a work shop to come into school. This helps them get a real insight into the next topic.