The EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) unit consists of two register groups called Puffins Red and Puffins Blue. Our team consists of 3 Teachers, 2 Teaching Assistants and a 1:1 Learning Support Assistant. As we join together for our Discovery Time and small group sessions we all get to know each other very quickly! The children spend lots of their time discovering in the entire unit, including the outdoor area which is separated off from the main school playground and the field.

The team provide enjoyable, appropriately challenging activities that ensure that every child progresses in their learning. Observations are made of the children's interests, development and learning, to inform planning. Members of staff continually assess how they can adapt the learning environment to best cater for the changing needs of each child. 

our classroom

You can encourage your child to be independent by helping them learn to:

  • dress and undress, including fastening their coat
  • use the toilet and wash their hands
  • play games, take turns and share
  • try new things
  • tidy away their toys
  • recognise their name


What do I do if...? child is not well enough to come to school?

Please ring the school office on 0115 9177 353 if your child is ill before 8:30am each day. child is late for school?

If on the rare occasion that you may be late, please ensure that you register your child at the office when you arrive at school.


...I have been unavoidably delayed and may be late picking my child up from school?

Don't panic! If you are running late please try to inform the school office on 0115 9177 353, your child will be supervised until you arrive.


...I have a particular concern about my child?

All the team are very approachable and want the best for your child. Please try to see your child's class teacher at the END of the school day once they have dismissed all of the children. The beginning of the day is very busy. Alternatively an appointment can be made with the class teacher, at an agreeable time, if you would like a more in depth chat.