Foundation Stage

We welcome children into school following their 3rd birthday as an Early Riser if we have spaces in our Nursery, providing they have applied for a September place.

All Nursery children are entitled to a 15 hours Government funded place, this can be across 5 mornings each week or 2.5 days within the week, please speak to our Nursery Teacher and Foundation Stage lead to discuss what flexible arrangements are available to enable us to meet your child's needs.

Our Foundation Stage 1 children - also known as Nursery - have their own provision within what was the Croft Children Centre building, please see our meet the teacher guide below:

Mrs Bateman, Mrs Humphries, Mrs Willis and Mrs Cook will be looking after you during the week and they are all looking forward to having lots of fun learning together.

Our Topics this term are 'My Favourite Colours' (all about ourselves, our interests, our families and the wonder of colour in the world around us), and also 'Special Times & Nursery Rhymes' where we will be developing our knowledge & understanding of nursery rhymes & songs. We will also be learning about a range of different events & celebrations such as birthdays, Halloween, Diwali, Remembrance & of course Christmas!

We have a lovely outdoor play area and often go across to our very own 'Forest School', which is led by Mrs Mason who is a qualified Forest School practitioner.

Welcome to Nursery

Our Foundation Stage 2 children - also known as Reception, have their own provision within our school grounds, they have their own entrance opposite the shops on Sheep Dip Lane and have a seperate play area to the main school, please see our meet the teacher guide.

Mrs Matthews, Mrs Mason, Mrs Willis and Mrs Cook will be looking after you each day and are looking forward to having lots of fun learning together.

Our Topics this term are 'Our Community' we will be exploring our local area and looking closely at maps and different buildings around school. The children will be talking about where they live and we will be comparing houses around the world looking for similarities and differences and ‘Under the Sea.’ Children will learn all about the sea life and sea creatures. We will also be looking at sea pollution and how we can help stop littering the sea. The children will be looking closely at different materials and the importance of recycling.

We will also be doing a focus week on healthy eating and dental hygiene. The children will learn all about the importance of brushing our teeth and choosing healthy food options too.

Welcome to Reception Class

Children who attend our school Nursery and wish to attend our Reception class still need to apply to the Doncaster Local Authority for a school place. 

Please see the admission page on our Website - Parents/Admissions or  complete an online application form:

If you require further advice please contact DMBC and ask for admissions on 01302 736000


Please see below for links to our EYFS Data Report and policies we have in place for your information.

Sheep Dip Lane Academy LA EYFS Profile

Early Years Foundation Stage Policy

EYFS TapestryLearning Journal Policy V4