Waverley Preparatory School & Nursery

Waverley School & Nursery

Foundation - Rising 4 Yr Olds

Foundation Stage 1 provides a modern self contained environment where children are encouraged to explore and discover their world for themselves.

  • We provide opportunities to engage with mathematical materials, small world play, ICT with an interactive whiteboard and programmable toy as well as magnets and magnifying glasses.
  • The children can interact with open ended materials to develop their creative and critical thinking. We value and respect the children's theories and allow them the opportunity to test their ideas.
  • There is also an enclosed garden where children can build constructively with natural materials, dig and plant as well as enjoy a range of wheeled toys. We see the indoor and outside areas as one learning environment and respect both places equally. We also visit the local woodland every week for a "forest school" experience.

We value the children as capable and competent learners and aim to provide a balance of adult led and child initiated experiences to introduce them to key learning opportunities based around the 7 areas of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage. These include:

3 Prime Areas

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal Social and Emotional Development

4 Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design