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Nursery places for two to five year olds are available for more information

please call 01535 605272 or email
Funded places are 8.45am to 11.45am for mornings or
12.30pm to 3.30pm for afternoons, or 8.45am to 3.30pm for two and a half day places.
30 hours places also available for 3 year olds.





Wrap around provision times are from 7.30am-5.30pm Monday - Friday

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Strong Close Nursery School Curriculum

We plan our curriculum and pedagogy around the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework  Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework - GOV.UK (, the non-statutory 'Development Matters'  Development Matters - GOV.UK (  and the Developmental Journal materials, to provide high quality, inclusive, broad and balanced learning experiences across the seven areas of learning and development. At Strong Close Nursery School, we offer and maintain a purposeful, challenging, sensory and enabling environment, indoors and outdoors with a range of opportunities that support children’s deeper learning and development over time. Our staff have worked together to outline our practice through the following play-based curriculum policies and we also meet together every week to plan flexible activities linked to children's interests, schemas and needs in order to extend their learning. 
The implementation of our curriculum is based on a clear pedagogy which recognises the Characteristics of Effective Learning. In planning and guiding what children learn, our practitioners reflect on the different rates at which children are developing and adjust their practice appropriately. Three characteristics of effective teaching and learning are:

• Playing and Exploring – children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’

• Active Learning – children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements

• Creating and Thinking Critically – children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things

Please see below for links to our progression document outlining our curriculum and our policy for each area with details of our pedagogy

Strong Close Nursery School, Airedale Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 4LW. Phone 01535 605272.
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