Early years

It is widely recognised that attending an early years provision can improve a wide range of outcomes for children, including those with complex education, health, therapy and care needs.

At The Children’s Trust School our early years provision includes Taddies, a weekly parent and child group, as well as Tadworth Tots, our on-site nursery.

Taddies - playgroup

Taddies offers a warm welcome to children aged 0-5 with any additional needs. As a free-to-attend playgroup where children are accompanied by their parent/carer/guardian, sessions usually run every week. Younger siblings are also welcomed to the group.

Staff from the School organise and set up a range of activities which provide opportunities for sensory-based play, exploration and also promote parents and carers to socialise in a relaxed environment.

SchoolActivities include:

  • messy play
  • soft play
  • musical fun
  • massage and sensory stories
  • sand and water play
  • interactive play with adapted toys and with
  • regular opportunities to use and explore light
  • touch and sound within sensory rooms.

Sessions offer a choice of free flow activities both indoors and outdoors. Family learning opportunities are also offered in this group where information and support is made available to parents/carers on a number of topics.

For further information on Taddies and session dates, please contact us on 01737 365 810.

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Tadworth Tots - nursery

Tadworth Tots offers nursery provision, both morning and afternoon sessions for children aged 2-5. We welcome all children to our nursery and as Tadworth SchoolTots is located within The Children’s Trust School, we have the specialist skills and knowledge to support children with a wide range of complex education, health, therapy and care needs.

Through our nursery setting we use the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS). This has its own framework and statutory requirements and sets the standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five years old.

With morning and afternoon sessions offered (subject to availability), children attending Tadworth Tots usually receive either 15 or 30 hours of statutory funding per week, dependant on their age. Families can also pay for additional hours privately if they wish and sessions are available.

‘Development Matters’ is an important tool also used within our nursery provision. This outlines seven areas of learning and development split in to two categories; ‘Prime’ and ‘Specific’. These underpin all that we plan daily.

We plan for children to learn using effective characteristics of learning through sensory, messy, fun and playful activities with opportunity for both adult and child initiated sessions.

Children coming into the nursery don’t usually have an EHCP (Education, Health, and Care Plan). For these children this can be a period of assessment after which the School will work with parents and families to initiate the EHCP process.

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Meet Emelia, who joined our nursery after attending Taddies

SchoolA typical day for Emelia is to be bought into school with her family where her teacher or keyworker collects her and a handover takes place. Emelia’s day starts with settling her into school and familiarising her to being in school. As her friends arrive everyone joins in with circle time. She will get out of her chair and positioned ready to learn.

Individual multi-sensory activities are provided throughout the day with a focus on her next developmental steps. Emelia and her friends have the opportunity to develop their communication skills, social skills, practice and develop their fine and gross motor skills within structured routines.

In Tadworth Tots Nursery, Emelia and her friends play and learn by accessing the different areas set up inside and outside to encourage independence, engagement and fun in all seven areas of Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

We enjoy regular visits from community therapy teams to support and liaise with the nursery team, working towards joint shared outcomes for our young learners. Emelia has her lunch and other snacks as part of her routine, made appropriately for the way in which she needs them. After a day of fun and learning it is home time for Emelia for a well-deserved rest with her family.

Contact us

If you would like to visit and enjoy a tour of our nursery and on-site facilities, please do get in touch. Members of our team will be delighted to show you around. We look forward to meeting you.

Alternatively, you can call us on 01737 365 810

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