Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years at Thackley Primary School 

We have a wonderful Early Years Unit at Thackley Primary School and our latest Ofsted report in 2019 recognised it as, "A strength of the school." We have a 60 place Reception Unit consisting of two classes with 30 children in each. Each class has a Teacher and a Nursery Nurse or Teaching Assistant to support. We also have a 60 place Nursery setting, where children can do 15 or 30 hours a week. Our Nursery is run by a qualified Teacher and supported by a Nursery Nurse and Teaching Assistants.

"All children deserve the care and support they need to have the best start in life. Children learn and develop at a faster rate from birth to five years old than at any other time in their lives, so their experiences in early years have a major impact on their future life chances."
Early years foundation stage statutory framework 2023