Our Nursery

We believe that all children have a right to enjoy school and succeed regardless of gender, race or ability. Young children learn best through playing and talking. To the child, work is play. Our children’s learning is promoted successfully by activities specially planned and adapted to meet or extend their individual learning needs. We ask parents to be partners in their child’s individual learning journey and celebrate achievements both at home and in school.



Here at J&S Playhouse our aims are:

  • Be a safe, happy place where everyone is known and valued, and where needs are acknowledged, accepted and met.

  • Encourage each child to be independent and self disciplined, to develop a sense of responsibility for themselves and respect for others and the environment.

  • Provide a stimulating range of activities.

  • To develop a “can do” attitude that will stay with a child for life.

  • To develop a child’s self esteem.

  • To value and incorporate all aspects of children’s lives, building a strong partnership with community and future schools.

  • All children make sustained progress.

What is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and why do we need it?

The EYFS sets the standards that all early years’ providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well, and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives them the broad range of knowledge and skills needed to make good progress.

The EYFS is split into four themes: A Unique Child, Positive Relationships, Enabling Environments and Learning and Development. These four themes are the key principles that underpin effective practice in the care, development and learning of your young children. 

A Unique Child commits to child development, inclusive practice, keeping safe and health and well-being. 

Positive Relationships commits to respecting each other, parents as partners, supporting learning and the key person approach. 

Enabling Environments commits to observation, planning and assessment of children, supporting every child, the learning environment and the wider context (e.g. working in partnership with other settings, professionals and community groups). 

Learning and Development commits to play and exploration, active learning, creativity and critical thinking and areas of learning and development. 




Effectiveness of the leadership and management -  Outstanding 

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment -         Outstanding 

Personal development, behaviour and welfare -       Outstanding

Outcomes for children -                                              Outstanding 


'Quality of teaching is exemplary' 

'Children show high levels of independence in their learning' 

'Children thrive as their emotional and physical well-being are extremely well promoted.'