Saplings is our 2 Year Old preschool. It is currently split into morning and afternoon sessions of 3 hours. Mrs Smith is the Nursery Nurse, who leads in Saplings, and she is supported by Mrs Callendar and Miss Williams . Miss Barber is the EYFS Leader in Foundation.

Mrs Smith

Mrs Smith

In Saplings many of the learning experiences children have aim to develop and embed communication and language skills. To support this aim we work closely within the ECAT (Every Child A Talker) framework.

We also teach phonics daily and children in Saplings predominantly are taught phase 1 from the Letters and Sounds framework. 

Parents are encouraged to share books and stories at home as research shows that children who are regularly read to go on to become better readers than those who don’t have early book and reading experiences.

Further information on Letters and Sounds, ECAT and supporting early reading can be found in the parent section of the website.