Welcome to Early Years

Early YearsThe Early Years unit at Fishergate offers part-time Nursery places in morning and afternoon sessions throughout the week and full-time places for all of the children starting in the school year that they are five.  We provide a happy, caring, lively and exciting learning environment. Our aim is to provide a setting where, with careful nurturing, each child will learn to express themselves confidently and develop to their full potential.

The Early Years Team

Mrs Batchelor, Ms Dewhurst and Ms Dibden are our Early Years teachers, supported by an amazing team of teaching assistants including Mrs Burland, Mrs Fisher, Mrs Ensor and Mrs Adkinson.

Covid Secure Arrangements

Please note that, at present, some of our usual routines and systems have been adapted in line with the school’s risk assessment. For more information about Covid 19 please see here.

The Start of the Day

From September the Early Years Unit is planning (if Covid allows!) to open its doors to full-time Reception children and part-timers who attend in the morning at 8:40.  Please make sure that your child is present by 8:45 so that we can get on with all our exciting learning!

Early Years (part-timers)

There are two sessions for part-time children.  From September the morning sessions will run from 8:40am-11:40am and the afternoon session runs from 12:15pm-3:15pm.

Early Years (full-time children)

Parents and carers of full time Reception children can bring their child to the Early Years classroom between 8:50am and 8:45am.  The children normally go for their lunch at 11:45 and after lunch they can play with their friends on the main playground until the afternoon session which starts at 12:45pm and finishes at 3:15pm.  At the end of the day we generally open the doors a little early to facilitate parents and carers collecting their children in a calm, orderly way.