What is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)?

The EYFS is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes.  From when your child is born their early years experiences should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure to support their learning and development.


What to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage: a guide for parents
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Paediatric First Aid Statement

At The Lawns Children's Nurseries we are committed to having 100% of our in ratio Early Years Practitioners, Paediatirc First Aid trained.

We ensure our staff are trained by the highest quality professionals who deliver paediatric first aid training.

The Lawns Children's Nursery has been working with D R Firstaid for many years. We are able to offer parents/carers the opportunity to attend the paediatric first aid course, to help you in dealing with first aid. If you are interested in attending one of our courses, please let us know.

The Lawns Children’s Nursery School Readiness Programme

To enable your child to successfully transition into school, to succeed in school and beyond, The Lawns Children’s Nursery has an exclusive School Readiness Programme.


The School Readiness Programme has been created in partnership with Reception teachers and is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile.


The School Readiness Programme has been designed to be fun and captures your child’s desire to learn.


The School Readiness Programme will start an academic year prior to your child starting school.


Regular ‘top tip’s’ will be sent to our families on the School Readiness Programme. By working together with parents / carers we can make the move to school a positive and exciting experience.


The lawns children's nursery curriculum

The Lawns Children’s Nursery curriculum has been carefully created to support your child throughout their early learning journey, preparing them with the confidence, skills and abilities to succeed at school and beyond.


Please arrange a visit to find out how The Lawns Children’s Nursery curriculum can support your child succeed.


Curriculum @ The Lawns Children's Nurseries: a guide for parents
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Settling Sessions

We have a strong understanding that leaving a young child for the first time can be an overwhelming and daunting prospect for both the parents/carers and children. This is why we offer up to 3 settling sessions - and they are free.


At your first settling session, these are the things we will go through with you:

  • Meet your key person who will be responsible for your child.
  • Meet all our staff.
  • Complete an “All about me” form so we can find out what your child’s routines are, what they like and dislike.
  • We will run through routines and activities.
  • We will discuss how we will assess your child and how we will feed back about your child’s progress.
  • We will discuss the security procedures if you wish someone else to collect your child.
  • View our company policy and procedures.
  • We will discuss health care plans if appropriate.
  • We will discuss any special educational needs your child might have including high achievers.
  • It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions.

Childcare Support

You can now find a straightforward explanation of all Government childcare support on the Childcare Choices website.

Tax Free Childcare

You can use the Government Childcare Calculator to see if you are eligible and would benefit from Tax Free Childcare.

Early Years Funding


Funded early learning for three and four year old -15/30 hours Funded Childcare.

Nursery Environment

Environments are very important in early years and are now referred to as the ‘third educator’ thanks to Loris Malaguzzi, a prominent Italian Early Years Educator and Philosopher. Malaguzzi recognises that the ‘first educator’ is the parent and the ‘second educator’ is the nursery/pre-school in terms of importance.


The Lawns Children’s Nursery has spent a considerable amount of time making sure our environments will support and provide high quality experiences that allow your child’s individual needs and preferences to be met throughout each day. For example, we have sourced beautiful wooden furniture that is ergonomically designed to support the growing bodies of our youngest children. This furniture ensures that children are sat properly for their age and that their spines are supported. It is also designed to allow independence at an early age, which in turn promotes confidence and self-esteem.


The Lawns Children’s Nursery’s environments are also designed to be calm and are decorated with neutral colours. This promotes concentration and provides a stronger learning environment that is not over-stimulating and distracting.

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