Family Unit

‘Our rainbow of opportunity for the smallest of hands.’


Welcome to the Family Unit

We welcome children from the age of 2 through to Reception on a journey of discovery and exploration. The Family Unit children are encouraged to initiate their own learning through play as well as engaging in regular group and whole-class activities directed by an adult. This balance of opportunities for awe and wonder alongside carefully planned directed activities ensures each child is give the opportunity and support to make progress. 


Every day, there are opportunities for the children to choose from a range of activities, both indoors and outdoors, where they can explore, experiment, learn and develop.  Writing and mathematics are encouraged throughout all activities, where possible in meaningful contexts to support children’s understanding of its relevance in real life.  Right from the start in our EYFS we are mindful of developing the children’s number sense. This means knowing what numbers mean by themselves and in relation to one another, the ability to partition (break apart numbers) in a variety of ways, and being able to manipulate numbers for different purposes.


We create a happy and caring environment where all children feel valued and relaxed and where they have the opportunity to develop positive relationships with all the adults who care for them.  The mixed ages and abilities of children in the Family Unit means all children learn to collaborate, cooperate and explore. Every area is planned to ignite children’s interests, deepen their understanding and equip them with transferable skills.  We teach children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.  Our children recognise that effort, persistence and good teaching and feedback are what help them improve.


Please keep checking this page for updates on all the exciting things we have been getting up to.

Last half term we watched the amazing transformation of our 5 caterpillars into beautiful butterflies, the children loved observing the changes each week and Olivia and her family had the important job of watching them hatch, feeding them and releasing them during the holidays!  What a great experience. 

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We have had a great week decorating eggs, learning about the Easter story and recognising the symbols associated with Easter! 

We are so pleased the sun has started to shine so we can enjoy our outside area.  Our new nursery starters have settled in really well and the children have all come back from their holidays eager to learn and play together.