Our EYFS provision offers places to children from the age of 2 years.


Within Stokesely Primary Academy Foundation Stage area of school, you will find a welcoming and purposeful environment, with relationships built on mutual respect. Our supportive pastoral systems help pupils to achieve beyond their expectations and develop a strong sense of responsibility for themselves, their peers and the wider world. Our unique early years pupils develop skills for lifelong learning. Achievement and a 'can do' attitude are at the heart of our philosophy; we support this through nurturing pupils’ creativity, encouraging independent thinking, learning, and showing that mistakes can be a learning opportunity.


We are a forward-thinking school and EYFS department who are constantly striving for excellence in all that we do. Through teachers and practitioners individual work on current research and developments within education, such as current training and government initiatives like dough disco, we aim to inspire all learners to grow and develop in an ever changing world.


We hope this website gives you an insight into the unique nature of Stokesley Primary Academy School and it’s Early Years department of school and the life your child will enjoy at our school. Choosing your child’s school is one of the hardest decisions that parents can make.



We hope you enjoy exploring this website and finding out about our school. If you would like a tour, please contact the office and arrange an appointment. I am always happy to show visitors the work of our successful EYFS department, along with visiting the rest of the school.


Our EYFS Shared Vision


Here at Stokesley Primary Academy we believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables it to achieve their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and the age of five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.


We each believe here at Stokesley Primary that we are becoming an outstanding Early Years Department of our school. The EYFS department has highly skilled teachers and practitioners, who work daily to ensure that every child has the highest standards of educational and pastoral care when in and out of school. We aim to work closely with families to ensure that support and guidance is there and in place for parents to support their child further at home.



We believe that our parents are very important to us, as children achieve when a home and school work well together. We welcome our parents into the Nursery and Reception and are continually looking for ways to develop strong and positive links with you. Each child’s development is carefully monitored and our parents are kept informed of progress.

We encourage our parents to join us to share special events as often as possible so that you can enjoy the milestones in your child’s education.

EYFS staff also provide parents with opportunities to feedback information which we are aimed at capturing children’s successes at home. These moments are then added to the children’s learning journey and help us to make judgments against progress. We call this, the big picture!



Activities to do at home to support your child’s learning


Your child will be sent home with a reading/library book in Nursery and Reception. We ask that you read with your child at least 3 times a week as this helps with their concentration and letter & sound recognition. When it is felt ready for the children, additional homework tasks will be sent out in special books. Please can we ask that these books are looked after and that they are returned to school on a Wednesday so that teachers can look through their home learning and can keep track of who is accessing and completing their homework. When homework is sent out, it is encouraged that children work with their parents to complete it and that it becomes an enjoyable extension of their learning that they have worked on back in class.


We have an open-door policy in preference to formal parent’s evenings. If you want to see your child’s work or to discuss their progress, then please see your key worker, class teacher or EYFS leader to make arrangements. There will also be additional evenings and sessions timetabled in on the school calendar, so please ensure you look out for these dates each term.


Encourage your child to take their own coat on and off. Also teach your child how to dress and undress independently, as this is a big step in developing their own independence.




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To give you an idea of what is available below is a list of some of our places.

15 hour funded places

2 Year old Provision

Some 2 year old children are entitled to 15 hours funded provision a criteria applies, please refer to www.childcarechoices.gov.uk to see if you are eligible.  Please apply online to receive confirmation of this, you will be issued a voucher code.

All children become eligible for 15 hours the term after their 3rd birthday


Children Born Between

Spring Born


01 Jan to 31 Mar

Summer Born


01 Apr to 31 Aug

Autumn Born


01 Sep – 31 Dec

Becomes Eligible for a Funded Place


1st April


1st September


1st January







These can be taken as


Morning Place


5 morning sessions

Monday – Friday  8:45 – 11:45am

5 afternoon sessions Monday - Friday 12:15 - 3:15pm



30 hour funded places (Eligibility criteria apply)


Elidgibility Information:To qualify both parents (or a lone parent) must be working and each earning at least £120 a week (on average) and not more than £100,000 each a year. (Information from https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/)


Full Time 30 Hour Place


5 full days

Monday – Friday  8:45 – 3:15pm

*Additional cost of £11.25 per week

*Charges: Because of the lunchtime period 5 full days is in fact 32 ½ hours each week. So, a charge of £11.25 is made to cover the additional 2 ½ hours.


Priority for places is always given to funded children.  However, when we are not full and places are available it is also possible to access much more flexible provision.

Families who are entitled to 30 hours may also choose to take

A 29 hour place

This is 4 full days 8:45-3:15pm and a half day session (am or pm) – No charge is made as there are no additional hours.

29 Hour Place


4 full days

8:45 – 3:15pm

1 half day session

AM 8:45 – 11:45am or

 PM 12:15 – 3:15pm

*No additional charges as there are no additional hours


26 Hour Place


4 full days

8:45 – 3:15pm

*No additional charges as there are no additional hours


Families with a 15 hour entitlement can also purchase additional sessions as can families whose child is not yet eligible for a funded place. Below are our charges.


Additional Paid For Sessions


Charge (£4.50 per hour)

full day

8:45 – 3:15pm


half day session

AM 8:45 – 11:45am or

 PM 12:15 – 3:15pm



*supervision only, meal not included.

School hot meal £2:25 per day

11:45 – 12:15pm



*Full terms and conditions are available in the school’s charging and remissions policy.  Please ask.

 We always aim to accommodate the needs of families whenever we can, including working in partnership with other providers, splitting funded hours between settings when needed.  Please come and talk to us and we will try and come up with a mutually convenient plan.