EYFS at Higher Walton

Play, learn and grow with a funded place for 3 and 4-year-olds!

We offer nursery provision in our successful Foundation Stage class, giving children a great start academically and socially, working with a qualified early years trained teacher every day.   

9 places are available in each morning or afternoon session. We also offer breakfast club (including breakfast), lunch, and after school club (including snack), providing wrap-around care to provide greater flexibility for working parents.

We accept the 15 hours free government entitlement and payment for additional hours.  We also accept the 30 hours free entitlement where parents are eligible for this.  To check your eligibility, please visit https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

We operate flexibly to suit parent needs - some children attend full time, some every morning and some 3 full days.

Subject to availability of places, your child can start nursery at the beginning of the term following their 3rd birthday. 

For more information on funded places, please visit https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/early-years-childcare-and-family-support/paying-for-childcare/play-learn-and-grow-with-a-funded-place-for-3-and-4-year-olds/

Contact us for an application form, and come and join the fun! 


Our Early Years curriculum is thoughtfully designed to address the unique needs and backgrounds of our pupils while preparing them for the future with essential skills for lifelong learning. We aim to ignite their curiosity about the world and equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to future communities.

Our goals:

  • Collaborate with parents and carers to foster positive attitudes towards learning, helping children reach their full potential.

  • Establish positive relationships with children to ensure they feel safe and enjoy school.

  • To effectively close gaps in children's early language and oracy development.

  • Offer an inclusive, rich curriculum that introduces exciting language opportunities and experiences.

  • Foster resilient learners through a ‘Growth Mindset’ approach, encouraging children to take responsibility for their self-regulation with support from experienced practitioners.  

  • Promote independence and ownership of learning through the ‘Rainbow Challenge’.

  • Develop children’s awareness of societal impact and preparing them to contribute meaningfully to modern Britain.

  • Plan curriculum activities based on children’s interests to support, consolidate, and deepen their knowledge, ensuring readiness for the next stage.

  • Encourage and support children in leading happy, healthy, and active lives with weekly P.E. sessions.

  • Prepare children to achieve the Early Learning Goals by the end of the Foundation Stage and ensure they make at least good progress from their starting points.



Nursery pictures