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The EYFS at Yarborough Academy
The Early Years Foundation Stage at Yarborough Academy takes children from the ages 3-5 years old. We have two distinct phases in our Foundation Stage unit. We have Nursery, in which children are admitted the term after their 3rd birthday and Reception in which children are admitted during the year that they turn 5.
In Nursery the children are admitted to school after they have turned 3 years old. We have 3 intakes, these being in September, January and April. We have two sessions, a morning session, which runs from 8:50am to 11.50am, and an afternoon session, which runs from 12:10pm to 3:10pm. Children in the Nursery are entitled to 15hrs of school/early years provision, which is either 5 morning or 5 afternoon sessions. Our Early Years Lead Teacher, Miss Howard is also our Nursery class teacher. We also have two early years practitioners working in the Nursery, Miss Williams and Miss Davies. We aim to give children the best start to their education by fostering and nurturing positive relationships first and foremost. We can have up to a maximum of 52 children in the nursery in either session.
We admit children into Reception during the year in which they turn 5 years old. We currently have a maximum year group of 60 children with two teachers. Our doors are open in the morning from 8.50am and close at 9am. We have a range of morning activities for children to be involved with at this time such as fine/ gross motor and mathematics activities. Our doors open up for home time at 3.10pm. Our teachers in reception are Miss Fleet and Mrs Harries. We also have two teaching assistants, Mrs Beckett and Miss Johnson.