The Early Years Foundation Stage

​Badbury Park Primary School opened in September 2019, and we currently have places for up to 26 children in the mornings and afternoon sessions.

Play underpins the delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and we believe children learn best through practical, hands-on experiences and interactions with their environment. Play provides opportunities for children to consolidate and extend their skills, and supports physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.

"Well planned play, both indoors and outdoors, is a key way in which young children learn with enjoyment and challenge." (EYFS)

We develop children to:

  • Be confident and independent

  • Task risks

  • Make and learn from mistakes

  • Communicate effectively with others

  • Imagine and recreate roles and experiences


The 7 Areas of Learning​

The Early Years Foundation Stage is split into 7 areas of learning.

The 3 Prime Areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Communication and Language

  • Physical Development

Specific Areas:

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design

  • Mathematics - Number and Shape, Space and Measures

  • Literacy - Reading and Writing

                               View our Nursery Induction  Powerpoint - click here

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to free learning and care, in an early years setting from the start of the term following their third birthday, for 38 weeks in a full year. Parents requiring a place for their child at Badbury Park, will need to complete the school's application form. Parents will be notified of the success of their application, after the application deadline date. We advise you to read our Nursery Admissions Policy, prior to applying. Children are required to wear school uniform in our Nursery, details for this can be found on our school website in our parents section.

To download our application form  please click here.  Please read the Swindon Borough Council Early Years and Childcare privacy notice when you are applying for a place in our nursery. You need to be aware of this privacy notice if you use an early years provider to claim Early Education Funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds and enter into an agreement when signing the form ‘Parental Declaration Form’.

To download a copy of our Nursery Handbook, please click here.


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