GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Our Schools

Banbury Region

Banstead Region

Berkshire & Hampshire Region

Caterham Region

Crawley Region

Didcot Region

Epsom Region

London Boroughs

Redhill Region

Sunbury & Camberley Region

Nursery Area

Welcome to Nursery

The Early Years Foundation Stage is the statutory curriculum for children 0-5 For us, the EYFS covers our Nursery and Reception classes. Our curriculum challenges children, encouraging them to develop into independent, motivated learners who are curious about the world around them. Our children are nurtured within a secure environment, whilst being allowed to explore, enquire and take risks both inside and outside of the classroom. Our children make rapid progress within a child centred context allowing a smooth transition into Key Stage 1.  

Nursery Year Group Leader - Mrs Jo Smith

Butterflies Class Teacher - Mrs J Dryland

Butterflies Team - Mrs Begum, Mrs Minnett, Mrs Minter-Brown, Miss Carey, Mrs Wells, Miss Bentley, Mrs Barker

Caterpillars Class Room Leaders - Mrs Secker and Mrs Richards

Caterpillars Team - Mrs Higgins, Mrs Johnson, Mrs Bradshaw, Ms Woods, Mrs Smith

The Early Years curriculum is based on seven areas of learning.

The Prime Areas:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Communication and language

The Specific Areas:

  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

It is essential that the transition into school, whether that be into Nursery or Reception, is a smooth and successful one. We, therefore, offer a home visit in September, before they start school. This allows both the child and the parent to meet the teacher in the security of their own home environment.

Click here to find out about how we teach phonics.



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Caterpillars Summer 2023 Curriculum Web 28th Apr 2023 Download
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