Our Foundation Stage Unit (FSU) is at the heart of the school and really is where the foundations for a love of learning are laid. Our FSU comprises Little Acorns (Nursery 3 and 4 year olds) and Big Acorns ( Reception 4 and 5 year olds). Acorns is staffed by a team of highly experienced practitioners who strive to provide the best possible care and learning for our children. A distinctive feature of our nursery provision is that it is led and staffed by a qualified teacher who is supported by a team of qualified nursery and early years' practitioners. This high quality teacher-led provision ensures children get off to the very best possible start.
Our Foundation Stage Unit is well resourced. The purpose built space provides the perfect learning environment inside with a variety of learning areas. The outside area is generous and includes a low level timber trail and ample play space for bikes and trikes! Our primary aim within the Foundation Stage is to develop confident, independent individuals who have a love of learning and who achieve high standards within a play based learning environment. Our staff really do believe that ‘Play is the work of children’. Our teachers provide a wealth of creative experiences balanced alongside focused teaching.
Our Nursery provision offers 15 free hours for all 3 and 4 year olds with the option to purchase additional sessions. A flexible approach to sessions enables parents to mix providers, enabling children to stay for full or half days or access full time day care provision. Our Nursery is open from 9am – 3pm each day with the option to purchase additional care until 3.30pm.
30 Hours Free Childcare and Extended Wrap Around Care
30 hours free childcare is coming to The Topsham School for eligible 3 and 4 year olds. Parents can check if they meet the criteria for childcare by looking at these websites and completing the online survey. Places book up fast, so please email or pop into the school office to make a booking. You can check the affordability of childcare if you are considering returning to work with the online checker below. https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
Extended Wrap Around Care. Extended care will be avaialbe from Septebmer 2017 for Nursery age children. There will be a breakfast club open from 7:45am and after school provision until 5:30pm each day.
Opening Hours For Little Acorns
*Option to purchase additional care until 3.30pm, full day cover