Castle Hill Academy Castle Hill Academy

A Platanos Trust School

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)


Our Early Years provision offers Nursery and Reception places. We have capacity to offer full and part-time funded Nursery places, as well as 60 Reception places.

We pride ourselves in being an inclusive provision with high expectations for all children. We are a dedicated team and committed to their learning experiences which promote our school values. Attitude Determines Altitude.

Children have the opportunity to interact with a range of rich, stimulating and engaging activities that develop a love for learning and independence.

We believe that every child is unique and learn in a number of different ways. We therefore provide a range of experiences to support this by following the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, where all children are nurtured in a healthy and safe learning environment, and develop a varied range of knowledge and skills.

This supports their development across all seven areas of the curriculum:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

We facilitate this through short adult-led carpet sessions and free-flow child-initiated activities. We build on the children’s existing skills by planning activities around their interests, which are used to promote active learning and engagement to cultivate lifelong learners.

Attitude Determines Altitude.