EYFS - Nursery, Pre-School & Reception

 Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage at Longford

We are delighted to welcome you and your child into the Longford Primary Academy family - we look forward to getting to know you and your child as we begin our journey together.  We will work in partnership with you, from your child's first steps into school, building a solid foundation, until we can let go of their hand as they move onto high school.  You child will be part of our family for a number of years, and therefore we see the relationship between parents and school as a very important one as we work in partnership to achieve the very best for your child.

Meet the team - Click the links to meet your teachers



Mrs Hulme - Nursery teacher

Nursery support: Mrs Sherratt & Miss Owen


(Owls & Squirrels)

Owls class

Mrs Wareham - Reception teacher (Vice Principal & EYFS lead)

Mrs Brooks - Reception teacher (EYFS SENCO)

Mrs Adams - Reception support

Squirrels class

Mrs Hubbard - Reception teacher

Mrs Hill - Reception support


Mrs Tunnicliffe - Additional needs support

Learning & Curriculum

The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development.  This curriculum is interwoven with high quality texts to engage pupils whilst strengthening their vocabulary and imagination.  Your child will be learning new skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through seven areas of learning and development:

Prime areas:

These prime areas are those most essential for your child's healthy development and future learning.

As children grow, the prime areas will help them develop skills in four specific areas:

Nursery & Pre-school

We welcome children the term following their 3rd birthday giving children a great start to school life by promoting positive attitudes to learning, teaching social skills and developing knowledge and understanding.

Children starting with us in September and will turn 4 during the academic year form our pre-school group.  These children will move into our reception class together the following academic year.  Our nursery group is comprised of children joining us in spring & summer term (the term after they turn 3).

We aim to provide the children with a safe, stimulating and exciting learning environment that meet all of the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS).  During their time in nursery & pre-school, children will encounter speaking and listening, singing, dancing, stories, role-play, early maths and many other play based activities.  We aim that our children develop independence and vital skills that will get them off to a flying start when they move into reception.

Session Type Hours What's Included Cost Additional Information
Full day (30 hrs funded) 8.45 - 3.00 Full day at Nursery NA Children should bring a packed lunch or a school dinner can be ordered for £2.00
1/2 day (15 hours funded)

8.45 - 11.45


12.00 - 3.00

Morning or afternoon session NA We prefer for children in the pre-school group (those turning 4 during the academic year and moving to our reception the following year) to attend morning sessions and for those starting in Spring or Summer in our nursery group to attend in the afternoons.  This helps children to develop friendships within their co-hort and better enables our early years staff to tailor sessions to meet the needs of each group.
1/2 day (15 hours funded) plus wrap around 8.45 - 3.00 Full day £12.00 per session Children should bring a packed lunch or a school dinner can be ordered for £2.00


To register your interest for nursery please click here. 


At Longford Primary Academy, we greatly value the importance of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in providing a secure foundation for every child’s future learning and development. We aim to ensure that pupils’ wellbeing is at the heart of our curriculum where we enable and motivate children to confidently take risks, explore, create and feel immersed in play.

Please watch our video so you can get a real feel for what your child will experience at Longford - we are very proud of our early years provision

To register for a place at Longford with Stafforshire admissions please follow this link: Admissions

The Longford Code

Driven by curiosity, we develop our understanding through collaboration, skilfully exploring and reflecting upon new concepts.
We readily take on challenges with resilience, as we become resourceful, creative life-long learners.
We are well-informed and make positive contributions to our communities.
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