Aims and Principles

Early Years Foundation Stage at Hunslet Moor Primary

Welcome to our Nursery and Reception!

Here, at Hunslet Moor Early Years, we provide children with a stimulating and caring learning environment. We encourage all children to try new activities whilst learning about themselves, their friends and families and the world around them. Starting Nursery and Reception is an exciting time for children and we aim to make it as happy as possible. Children learn best when they are having fun so we aim to ensure that every child enjoys their time in Nursery and Reception and looks forward to coming to school each day.

Nursery Reception
Class teachers:

Mrs Gray

(Class teacher Monday- Wednesday)

Miss Klavdianou 

(Class teacher Wednesday to Friday)

 Class teachers:

Miss McPhee

Mrs Graham

Miss Browne

 Support staff:

Miss Haist

Mrs Ali

Mrs Usman


Support staff:

Mrs Rowbotham 

Miss Aslam 

Mrs Clayton

The Early Years Curriculum

We plan, teach and assess children using the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2018), supported by Early Years Outcomes and Development Matters. This Curriculum is used for children in Nursery and Reception as this is what we call ‘The Early Years Foundation Stage’. It is a very important time for children as we are building the foundations of learning, which will continue throughout your child’s life.

Young children learn by doing. This means playing and trying out new things in a safe environment. We will always encourage children to do their best and take part in a wide range of activities. We try to work from a child’s own interest, so it is always helpful to hear about what they like playing with at home and outside of school. We want to hear all about your child as you know them best. A key aspect of our Early Years curriculum is involving parents and carers in children’s learning. As we are unable to invite families into school at the moment, we encourage you to use Tapestry at home to support your child’s learning.


Parents and Carers Make the World of Difference

We really value the importance of Parents and Carers and believe that you are the key to your child’s success. You know your child better than anybody and you can really help your child to succeed in life. We are committed to working with you to make sure that your child achieves their best. We are here for every child and every family.

If you would like to know more about anything please feel welcome to come and speak to Miss McPhee the Early Years Leader, or one of the Nursery or Reception team.

We look forward to working together with you in our Early Years.