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At Priory Primary school we know a calm, smooth transition into school is vitally important for children.  With this in mind, we put your child at the centre of our transition arrangements and ensure there is a strong key person system in place, which enables your child to form a positive attachment within our setting. We offer home visits with our very youngest children, which are followed by ‘stay and play’ sessions, where we welcome you into our setting to become familiar with the environment.  As soon as you feel your child is ready, we welcome you to leave them, with the reassurance of knowing they will be cared for by a nurturing, friendly team. 

As an Early Years setting, we know that working closely with you will ensure that your child reaches their full potential.  We build up a strong relationship with parents and carers and frequently invite them in for various events over the course of the year.  Besides this, we operate an ‘open door’ policy, which means a member of staff will always be available at the start and end of your child’s session, should you wish to discuss anything.

Our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) consists of Time for Two’s, nursery and Reception.  Within each phase, the day consists of adult focus sessions along with child-initiated play.  During child-initiated play, the children mix with their peers and have the chance to apply the knowledge and skills taught during their focus sessions.  Naturally in the reception classes, these focus sessions are longer and there is a greater emphasis on Literacy and maths as we start to prepare children for their move to Year 1.

If you are interested in a place for your child, then please visit our school to complete the relevant paperwork or alternatively call 01384 816845 and book a school tour.