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Early Years Foundation Stage


Welcome to EYFS at St Chad's Catholic Primary School!

The intent of our Nursery and Reception classes is to help your child develop the necessary skills to achieve their full potential. We aim to develop the 'whole child', academically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. The time your child spends in EYFS provides the foundations for a successful future.

We provide a wide ranging, broad curriculum to foster your child's development. We love going on trips, both nearby and further afield. Visit our galleries to see pictures of our out of school adventures!

Working together with parents is a key part of our school Mission Statement, together we can achieve the very best for our children.

At St Chad's we learn through play, with lots of child initiated learning alongside focused learning time. We are heavily influenced by both the Reggio Emilia and Montessori approaches, putting the onus on your child to decide their learning journey. ​

“Play is the work of the child.”

Maria Montessori 1870-1952

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