Funded 2, 3 & 4 year old nursery places now available!


Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Shortlanesend School


“Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up." 


           "Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage - 12th July 2023"


Our Philosophies and Aims

Shortlanesend is a thriving and happy school where everyone is valued and respected. At Shortlanesend, our philosophy is summed up in three words – Smile – Learn – Excel and is introduced right at the start of the school journey during nursery. We embed a shared vision for our children to enjoy learning and to reach their goals. 


The early years in a child's life are of vital importance. It is during these years that the foundations for their schooling years and later life are laid. Our aim is to ensure that every child develops his or her full potential in preparation for their reception year and continued journey through Shortlanesend school.

Learning comes naturally to children when the play activities presented are enjoyable and stimulating. We endeavour to achieve this through well thought out planning with a clear skills progression through to reception. Similarly, all activities related to pre-reading, writing and number work are experienced in a concrete manner where the children learn the use of letters and numbers in their daily life at nursery. Having a designated line leader and counting the children before going to lunch or laying the table at snack times are just two examples of this.

It is important that a child's early experiences of care and learning are of a high standard and suited to his or her individual needs. We achieve this by working very closely with our parents through daily exchanges of information.

As with all quality provisions, Shortlanesend ensures a safe, caring and happy environment where children thrive, and parents achieve peace of mind.


Continuous Provision

Continuous provision describes all of the different provision areas which are available for your children to use every day (for example, maths, dough, sand). Within each of these areas of high quality Early Excellence provision in our EYFS, our Continuous Provision is carefully planned to ensure that we provide an environment that allows children time, space and opportunity to practise and refine their learning. We use a high quality core set of resources which are built up throughout the year as children develop their skills. We include enhancements for a hook into our current enquiry question for our new topics of learning enriching the play, extending the children's ideas and moving their learning forward.

Shortlanesend School
School website design by eSchools. Content provided by Shortlanesend School. All rights reserved. 2024