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The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Park End Primary School describes the education of your child between 2 and 5 years (the end of Reception). Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. It is important that you, as a parent, know what to expect during these vitally important years. The parent’s booklet entitled ‘What to expect, when’ is a guide to your child’s learning and development during the Early Years Foundation Stage. In this booklet there are ideas and tips as to how you can help your child’s development. Do remember that every child is different and children do not grow and develop at the same rate. At the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage, your child will achieve a ‘Good Level of Development’ if they fulfil the Early Learning Goals – these are also explained in the parent’s guide

Download the parent’s guide here.

At Park End Primary School we believe that every child is unique, and every child learns in different ways and at different rates. We provide a stimulating environment, both inside and outside, where children can learn through playing, exploring, being active, creative and by being asked questions to help their thinking.

Our custom-built Acorns Nursery for children aged 2 years old opened in September 2016. There are free places for those children in receipt of a ‘Golden ticket’ and paid places are also available; please contact school for more details and arrange a time to come and visit us.

In our Saplings Nursery there are both part time and full time places available. We are offering 30 hours education (full time) in Saplings Nursery for those children who are eligible. From the term after your child turns 3 until they start full time school, children from working families will be entitled to attend our Nursery full time.

For more information upon eligibility and our Park End Primary School offer, you can download our booklet here, or, for more information upon how to apply, follow the link below.

Childcare Choices

Our admissions policies for Acorns and Saplings Nurseries can be found below

Year GroupDownload
Acorns Admissions PolicyView
Saplings Admissions PolicyView

Places in our Reception class are allocated by the local authority. A place in our Nursery does not guarantee a place in Reception.

We foster strong relationships with children and parents and we want you to be involved in your child’s learning. Our newsletters will inform you of our different topics and learning experiences, as will our Twitter feed. Please come and see any of our members of staff if you have any questions.

Stay and Play in the EYFS is another opportunity for you to be involved in your child’s learning. Stay and Play takes place in ‘Acorns’ every Friday from 9 am when parents can stay and share their child’s achievements. In Saplings and Reception, Stay and Play is held half termly and you will be invited to attend by your child’s teacher.

Thank you for your support.

 EYFS staff

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.