Meet the Early Years Team

‘Let the fun begin’


Early Years education is the foundation upon which children build the rest of their lives and it encompasses all learning.

The Reception Class and Nursery Class are part of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) where the children learn through play, engage in exciting hands-on experiences and develop a wealth of knowledge. We follow the curriculum as set out by the government covering:

Three Prime areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED),
  • Communication and Language (CL)
  • Physical Development,

Specific areas of learning:

  • Literacy (L),
  • Mathematics (M),
  • Understanding the World (UW)
  • Expressive Arts & Design (EAD).

All areas of learning are important at this stage and the planning and activities are based around this.

We aim to cover a range of topics, each focusing on particular Areas of Learning and Early Learning Goals.

Our topics include:

  • I am Amazing,
  • Let’s Celebrate!
  • What a wonderful World,
  • Our community,
  • Growing
  • The Great Outdoors.

The staff within the Reception Nursery Classes work closely together to ensure that the provision available to the children is well-resourced and planned in depth to maximise the learning of each individual in a safe and exciting environment. We hope you enjoy browsing through our gallery and looking at School Twitter feed!

Our Early Years team at Knutton
Mrs Grounsell
Early Years Lead
Reception Teacher


Mrs Hartle
Reception Teaching Assistant
Mrs Copeland
EYFS Teacher
Miss Walton
Nursery Class Teacher
Miss Millership
Teaching Assistant