Our Early Years Statement of Intent
Our Early Years Curriculum at Adel Primary School provides a secure foundation for future learning. We want our children to have a love of learning and to experience the awe and wonder of the world. We want them to be motivated, resilient, kind and respectful of others and the environment. We want them to leave us as independent, confident and happy learners who are the best that they can be.
We have a dedicated and enthusiastic Early Years team who work together to create a positive, caring and welcoming environment where children feel secure and are challenged to achieve their best.
As each child embarks on their learning journey, we provide rich and memorable learning experiences that takes into account the different needs, interests and learning styles of all our children.
Our curriculum is planned but personalised and flexible to equip each child with the knowledge, skills and experiences they need, in a holistic way, to ensure learning is embedded and meaningful.
Early Adopter EYFS
At Adel Primary School we follow the 'Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework' published by the Department of Education, for both our Nursery and Reception Classes. It sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to 5. Presently, the framework is being reviewed and 'new reforms' will be in place from September 2021.
As we are keen to be at the forefront of any new initiatives that are aimed at improving the learning and development outcomes of children we have signed up to take part in the 'Early Adopters EYFS Framework' which includes the reforms. The safeguarding and welfare requirements of the 2017 EYFS framework continue to apply but there are some changes to the areas of learning and the early learning goals. These will have some impact on how we assess the children's learning and development but the good news is that we can continue to provide the same high quality and stimulating early years curriculum that we always have.
Please find below information regarding Early Years at our school and links to useful websites.
Admissions to Nursery
If you would like to apply for your child to attend our Nursery please read the admissions arrangements below.
Our Nursery is a 26 place Nursery for children aged 3 and 4 years and the opening hours are from 8.45 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday term time only. It is an education Nursery run by a qualified and experienced Early Years Teacher and Nursery Nurse.
If you would like your child to attend the Nursery class then you need to contact the school office in person or by phone (0113 2301116) to put your child’s name on the Nursery waiting list. We take children the term after their third birthday if places are available. There are three intake times in the year at the start of the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms. When a place becomes available we will contact you the term before your child is eligible to start.
You are very welcome to come and visit the nursery before you put your child’s name on the waiting list.
We offer a choice of options regarding Nursery sessions. All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours free provision and some children of working parents will be eligible for a further 15 hours free provision under the government ‘30 hours free early education and childcare’ scheme. Please click on the link below for further information about this and starting Nursery.
Admissions to Reception Class
Admissions to our Reception class are administered by Leeds City Council, Children’s Services. Their Admissions Policy can be seen at: