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 Block and Miss Sibbald. Miss Barber Steer is the EYFS Leader in Foundation.

Mrs Smith

Mrs Smith

In Saplings s there is a huge emphasis on developing speech and language and we work closely within the ECAT (Every Child A Talker) framework. This runs alongside the Letters and Sounds framework for phonics and childrSaplings will predominantly work within phase 1 of Letters and Sounds.  Parents are encouraged to share books and stories at home as research shows that children who are regularly read to will become better readers.

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