Our Vision

We welcome you to our Early Years Foundation Stage.  Here at Horndale we pride ourselves on ensuring the best possible start for all of our Reception children as we know a child’s development at this crucial stage has a fundamental impact on their happiness, school journey and shapes the young person they will become.

At Horndale, in the Early Years Foundation Stage, the staff work together towards a shared vision of a ‘Sharing, Caring Partnership.’

In the Early Years at Horndale we want children to be happy, confident and independent with a love for learning. We believe in providing a friendly and caring environment in which all children feel safe and valued.

We believe that children should have the opportunity to learn through play.  Our environment and resources enhance children’s experiences and support children to be fully engaged in purposeful play of their own choice and interest.

Our dedicated team of experienced Early Years practitioners are key in supporting the children, ensuring they feel confident, independent and resilient with their learning. We aim to provide high quality interactions and be role models for learning.

Educational Programmes

Further support and useful websites:

Horndale Educational Programmes

Nursery Long Term Plan 2023

Reception Long Term Plan 2023

Horndale Baseline assessments and checkpoints 2023

Development Matters Document 

What to expect in the EYFS: a guide for parents

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.