Welcome to the Early Years Centre

Welcome to the Early Years Centre

Welcome to St Andrew’s Early Years Centre.  We provide high quality learning experiences for our youngest children, from age 2, in purpose built accommodation as part of the Primary School. The team is led by an Early Years teacher, supported by other highly qualified staff. We have excellent facilities both inside and out, to enable to children to flourish in a caring and supportive environment where each child’s needs are developed.

The Early Years Centre is able to access all of the facilities and be managed by the school to ensure a smooth and continous transition into school life.

We currently have vacancies for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Funding is available for 15 hours a week for all 3 and 4 year olds (starting the term after your child's 3rd birthday). Some funding is available for 2 year olds who meet certain criteria. Please contact the office for more information.

Please come and have a look at our fantastic facilities to see for yourself!  Click here to arrange a visit or ring 01460 220534. For a copy of our prospectus please click on the information section.

Andrea Rice

Executive Headteacher

Seaside Topic

Seaside Topic

In the Early Years Centre, we have been learning all about the seaside.  We have been using our bodies to move in different ways on the climbing frame.  We even turned the climbing frame into a boat and used some nets to catch some fish for our dinner!  We have made a beach in our outside area and have been following instructions to build some sandcastles!  We have talked about things that we do at the beach and the children talked about having a picnic.  So we had our own picnic!  All the children made their own sandwiches and chose their own filling.  We then went for a walk outside and found a good spot to sit down and eat our food.  It was so YUMMY!

River Fun

River Fun

Our topic this term is Change.  The Early Years recently spent a morning out and about in our village.  We visited the home of one of our children where we saw a water mill and also some newly born Portland lambs.  The children really enjoyed seeing them.  After stopping for a snack we made our way to the river.  The children had made some junk model boats and wanted to experiment to see if they would float.  We had lots of fun watching them float along - only a few sank.

On the way back to school we walked through the fields looking at the wild flowers.  The church bells were ringing as we made our way around the church yard.  

Thanks to Isla's parents for letting us visit and thank you to the parents who came to help.  A big thank you to the children for being so well behaved.  We had a great time.

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Armadillo Visits Early Years

Armadillo Visits Early Years

Throughout the Spring Term the Early Years at St. Andrew's Primary, Chardstock have been learning about animals.  We were treated to a special morning when some animals from the Axe Valley Wildlife Park came to visit us.  Accompanied by their handler, Marie, the children were able to get up close and pet Percy the python, Henrietta the tortoise, Ronnie and Reggie the rats, Merry the ferret and Archie the armadillo.  The children were thoroughly engaged by the visit and it sparked lots of conversation.

Matthew said "The snake sticks his tongue out to smell all the people" and Oliver said "I like stroking the rats.  Their tails were all soft".  The children were especially excited to meet the armadillo.  "He curls up into a ball if he is scared" said Emily.  Isla told us "I held the snake and stroked it.  He was soft and smooth".

Some of the older children drew pictures and had a go at writing the animal names.  A big thank you to Axe Valley Wildlife Park for a great visit and a special well done to all our children for their fantastic behaviour and enthusiasm. Read & See More »

Sport Relief Fun

Sport Relief Fun

Early Years joined with the rest of the school to take part in fundraising for Sport Relief.  The children were asked to run a mile around the school field but some ran even further with the total laps adding up to 2333 which equates to 206 miles!  £450 has so far been raised but this total is likely to change as more money is expected.  Well done to everyone.  Please click on the heading to view more photographs 

World Book Day

World Book Day

All the children and staff celebrated World Book Day by coming to school dressed up.  The photographs show the children enjoying reading their favourite books in the book corner.  Click on the heading for more photographs

Early Years Centre

 

Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools' Alliance

Uniform

From 1st April 2014, parents of both Mrs E's and Chardstock will be ordering the school uniform online from School Trends: