"There is such a relaxed atmosphere in school, especially in the Sixth Form - all the teachers put in all their efforts to help get you through your exams, make the right university and career choices, and for you to reach your full potential."

April, Year 12

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The Revised Early Years Foundation Stage

Bolton School Nursery strives to excel in all aspects of care and education.

As of September 2014, the Revised Early Years Foundation Stage has come in to place. This is every Nursery's bible!

"Children develop quickly in the early years, and early years practitioners aim to do all they can to help children have the best possible start in life. Children have a right, spelled out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to provision which enables them to develop their personalities, talents and abilities irrespective of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties, disabilities or gender."
Early Years Development Matters 2014


For a Nursery to run successfully, there are Statutory Guidelines; these include the procedures and guidelines surrounding Safe Guarding, Health and Saftey, the administration of Medication, the use of Mobile Phones within the Setting, and many more. Please click the link below for a downloadable copy of the Statutory Guidelines:

Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)


Children Under 2 Years Old

The Revised Early Years Foundation Stage focuses on many aspects of the the curriculum. After proven research, the guidelines state that nurseries are to focus on three prime areas of development for all children aged under the age of 2 years, and these are the following:

  • Communication and Language 
  • Personal Social and Emotional Development 
  • Physical Development

The above are the main areas, as they are the most crucial areas in which a child must develop in order to thrive in all other specific areas.


Children Over 2 Years Old

The following are the specific areas which all children over the age of 2 years will develop:

  • Literacy  
  • Knowledge and Understanding  
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive Arts & Design


For more information on the Revised EYFS please click on the following link, which will provide more depth to the requirement of Nurseries across the UK through the Curriculum and the Statutory Guidelines:

EYFS Statutory Framework


Creating unique relationships

Creating a stimulating environment

Confident and Independent learners