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info@waverleyjunioracademy.org
 

0114 3570150

 

Foundations@Waverley

 ‘We have been really happy with our decision to send our son to Foundations@Waverley. We feel like he gets so much out of his days there and the team put so much effort in to providing varied and relevant activities. His key worker is always lovely and chats to us about his day.’ WJA parent

‘All the staff in my child’s room have been so welcoming and lovely. My daughter really enjoys coming to nursery and has settled in really well. I see good progress in her each week. I'd like to thank all the staff for their hard work.’ WJA parent

 

Foundations@Waverley provides a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment for all children. Our aim is to ensure every child has the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to reach their full potential. The Foundation Stage is an important period of children’s education as it develops an early love of learning. At Waverley we ensure all children are prepared for future challenges and successes. We ensure a smooth transition from home to school and then prepare the children to begin the National Curriculum in Key Stage 1.

    

 

Our Curriculum

Our creative and bespoke curriculum reflects our children and their community and provides our pupils with the knowledge and skills they need at each stage of the Early Years. It is an ambitious plan of everything they need to learn to be prepared for the next step of their school journey. The curriculum encourages children to; love reading, be respectful and communicate effectively

The Foundations@Waverley Long Term Planning can be downloaded here. 

We acknowledge that children learn at different rates and that each child is unique. Our curriculum supports this ethos and is flexible. We follow the children’s interests, alongside introducing them to new and engaging experiences.

Our curriculum supports pupils’ development in all 7 areas of learning (see below) and each area includes ‘Curriculum Goals’ for the children to achieve each term.

3 Prime areas of learning:                                                              

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Physical Development

Communication and Language

4 specific areas of learning:                          

Literacy

Mathematics

Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

Throughout these areas, the children will also be developing the Characteristics of Effective Learning:

Playing and Exploring

Active Learning

Creating and Thinking Critically

 

The Foundations@waverley Curriculum Goals can be downloaded here. 

  

 

Communication and language is at the heart of our curriculum and underpins all areas of learning. High quality conversations and vocabulary development occur daily through play based learning, continuous provision and story time.

Books shared at story time have been carefully selected to ensure our pupils; learn new vocabulary, speak in clear sentences, develop their conversational skills, deepen their understanding and ask and answer questions. 

The Foundations@Waverley Story Planning can be downloaded here.

 

WOW Moments 

F@W is dedicated to providing children with experiences and opportunities to help them progress and achieve success. Each half term we plan engaging activities for our pupils to take part in that support them to be prepared for the next step of their learning and development. These include baking, planting, picnics, local walks, educational visits and caring for animals.  

  

  

 

Assessment 

Assessment is based primarily on practitioners’ knowledge of the children. This knowledge is gained predominantly from  observation and interaction in a range of daily activities and events. Embedded learning is identified by assessing what a child can do consistently and independently in a range of everyday situations We understand effective assessment presents a holistic view of a child’s learning and development and therefore staff take account of contributions from a range of perspectives including the child, their parents and other relevant adults when completing these.

  

Our Rooms

At Waverley Junior Academy, the EYFS includes Foundation Stage 0 (FS0), Foundation stage 1 (FS1 or Nursery) and Foundation Stage 2 (FS2 or Reception).

FS0

Children can start FS0 the term after they have had their second birthday. There are 3 options on offer:

  • Monday to Friday full days 8.45am–2.45pm (6 hours per day, 30 hours per week)
  • Monday to Friday half day (mornings) 8.45am-11.45pm (3 hours per day, 15 hours per week)
  • Monday to Friday half day (afternoons) 11.45am-2.45pm (3 hours per day, 15 hours per week)

Some children are eligible for 15 hours of free funding from the term after their 2nd birthday. To enquire if your child is entitled to a free place, please contact the Families Information Service on Freephone 0800 0730230, once your child has had their 2nd birthday.  

Sessions of 3 or 6 hours and will be charged at £4 per hour (£24 for 6 hours, £12 for 3 hours).

Please be aware that Breakfast Club and After-School Club provision will not be available for FS0 pupils.

    

FS1

Children can start FS1 the term after they have had their third birthday. There are 3 options on offer:   

  • Monday to Friday full days 8.45am–2.45pm (6 hours per day, 30 hours per week)
  • Monday to Friday half day (mornings) 8.45am-11.45am (3 hours per day, 15 hours per week)
  • Monday to Friday half day (afternoons) 11.45am-2.45pm (3 hours per day, 15 hours per week)

All children are funded by the Early Years Education Department for 15 hours per week for 38 weeks from the term after their 3rd birthday.

Some children are eligible for 30hrs funded childcare. To check if your child is entitled to 30 hours funded childcare, please search www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.

Additional hours can be purchased (in addition to funded hours), subject to availability; these can be requested in sessions of 3 or 6 hours and will be charged at £4 per hour (£24 for 6 hours, £12 for 3 hours).  

In addition to the provision above, we are offering a Foundations1@Waverley Breakfast Club and After-School Club provision

Breakfast Club will operate 7.40am - 8.40am at a cost of £4 per day, which will include cereal, toast and a drink.   

After-School Club will operate from 2.45pm – 4:45pm at a cost of £4.00 per hour  

    

FS2

We have 60 places available in our FS2 classes.                                     

School times: 8.40am – 3.00pm

The breakfast and after school provision is available for FS2 children. Breakfast Club operates 7.40am - 8.40am at a cost of £4 per day, which includes cereal, toast and a drink. After school club for FS2 to Year 6 is run by Ballers. Please click here for more information.

    

 

Admissions

For FS0 and FS1 admissions information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Parents/carers wishing to apply for a place in FS2 should do so via Rotherham Borough Council admissions. Attending our nursery does not guarantee your child will be offered a place.

 

Important Documents