Welcome to Paddington Class, Warbstow's Early Years Hub

Warbstow Primary Academy operates an Early Years Hub; Paddington Class which is located within the main school site. It is equipped for continuous provision both inside and within the enclosed outdoor area. Children will also have supervised access to climbing frame, grassy banks, track and field and an exciting wooded wild area with (friendly) giants reading chair!  Children attend a weekly Wild Tribe session in our outdoor classroom.


Our EYFS philosophy is ‘building a love of learning that will last a lifetime’.  Our EYFS is a carefully planned environment which allows children to explore, practice and refine learning using a core set of resources which are built upon throughout the year.

At Warbstow, we place great value on the development of children as individuals and providing them with the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to prepare them for the challenges in Key Stage One and beyond. Our aim in the EYFS is to build strong foundations rooted in academic success as well as to achieve to their full potential socially and emotionally, so that ultimately our pupils go on to be active citizens of society and happy, curious life-long learners. 


Our curriculum is therefore the cultural capital we know our pupils need so that they can gain the knowledge, skills and understanding they require for success. They can only do that if we embed the right habits for learning through the Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning – Play and Exploration, Active Learning and Creative and Critical Thinking. This all takes place in the context of a safe and nurturing school environment where each individual child is known, and their learning journey is unique to them.


Our priority is to enable the children to succeed in the 21st century by providing a rich, relevant and exciting curriculum. In doing so the children will develop a lifelong love of learning. Developing oracy, talk and vocabulary skills to be able to express themselves, reading for information and pleasure, writing for different purposes and being able to apply their maths skills to real life situations, being able to explain, analyse and persuade is at the heart of what we do.  Embedded in this learning, children are taught how to behave, work together and be kind in order to meet the high expectations for behaviour.


Our enabling environment is well equipped and organised both indoors and outside which ensures a calming space which leads to effective, meaningful and impactful learning. Alongside this, warm, skilful adult interactions support the children as they begin to link learning to their play and exploration. As the pupils move through early years, we invest time and energy into helping pupils set and reflect on their own goals by aiming high and developing a love of reading, writing and number.  This is delivered through a holistic curriculum which maximises opportunities for meaningful cross-curricular links and learning experiences as well as promoting the unique child by offering extended periods of play and sustained thinking following children’s interests and ideas.  We value imagination and creativity and seek to create a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning through a vibrant continuous indoor and outdoor provision, alongside trips, visits and regular forest school sessions. Our investment in specialist teachers for music, art and Wild Tribe mean that children continually receive high quality teaching. 


Equal opportunities and Special Educational Needs

All children are welcome to attend Warbstow Early Years Hub. We value each individual for what he or she can bring to our setting, be it different talents, religion or cultural background. Our Early Years Hub is able to provide for Children with Special Educational Needs and we are totally committed to their involvement in all of our activities.

If you are interested in a place for your child, then please fill out our application form by clicking the link below and a member of the team will be in touch with you shortly.
Nursery Uniform

We encourage all nursery children to wear the Warbstow Primary Academy sweatshirt so they feel part of the whole school setting.  However, this is optional.  At all times it is important that your child is dressed for playing so clothes that are practical and easily washed best e.g. jogging bottoms. Please also provide several changes of clothes per session, and a named drinks bottle.

If your child wears pull ups or nappies, we request that you supply us with spare ones to ensure your child remains clean, dry and comfortable in their preferred brand.

How you can keep in touch with us:
Telephone: 01566 781388 
Website: https://www.warbstow.org.uk/web/pre-school/336557
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WarbstowPA/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WarbstowPA

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