Early Years

Subject Leader: Mrs S. Kidson


At Ireleth St Peter's School, we intend to provide an education that gives children the best chance to become well-rounded, happy individuals, ready to succeed in an ever-changing world. We believe that our ambitious and inclusive curriculum educates all children to develop, consolidate and deepen their knowledge, skills and understanding in order to be inquisitive, effective, independent learners who can apply their wider thinking across all areas of the curriculum.

Fundamental British Values and our School Values are at the heart of our curriculum and everything we do. We place a strong emphasis upon children’s personal, social and emotional wellbeing to ensure all our learners feel safe, secure, relate to others and are ready to learn. We endeavour to provide all children with the cultural capital they need for future success; giving each child the best start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their full potential and achieve future success.



We meet the legal requirements for:

- Safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare.
- Providing suitable adults with appropriate qualifications, training, skills and knowledge.
- Maintaining records, policies and procedures for the safe and efficient management of the setting and to meet the needs of the children.
- Planning and organisation to ensure that every child receives an enjoyable and challenging learning and developmental experience tailored to meet their individual needs.

It is our intention that children experience the seven areas of learning through a balance of whole class/group teaching and play based learning. This is achieved through reflective and responsive practice that takes into account the children’s interests and needs, engaging themes and challenging continuous provision activities.  Learning is carefully planned by the staff to support communication and language development; personal, social and emotional development; and physical development as well as literacy, mathematics, understanding of the world and expressive arts and design.




With the successful implementation of both an enriched, rounded and balanced curriculum and a well-structured, safe, active and challenging learning environment, both indoors and outdoors children will be able to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that enables them to be successful learners. Children will be actively engaged in learning and their enjoyment of this learning will be apparent to all.  All children will have experienced a curriculum that provides, exciting and enriching learning experiences and opportunities for children to learn through educational visits and hands on experiences. Children will more fully appreciate and understand the world around them, experiencing and learning about different cultures, music, dance, art and history. Children will actively ask questions about the world around them and their learning experiences and they will never fear making a mistake but instead see this as an opportunity to learn.




Our Vision

At Ireleth St Peter’s, through values rooted in Christian teaching, our community nurtures and enables positive foundations for life. Our distinct Christian ethos permeates throughout ISP.

Working together in successful partnership, our school family embraces the common goal of inspiring every child to reach their fullest potential, through God’s love.