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Early Years Foundation Stage

'Stay and Play' Nursery and Reception Afternoons!


Come along and join the fun at our Nursery and Reception  'Stay and Play' sessions held on the following dates:


Tuesday 10th October          1:30 - 2:30 pm 

Friday 13th October              1:30 - 2:30 pm   

Tuesday 17th October          1:30 - 2:30 pm  

Friday 20th October              1:30 - 2:30 pm 

Tuesday 31st October           1:30 - 2:30 pm 

Friday 3rd November            1: 30- 2:30 pm  


There will be lots of activities for your child to take part in, free of charge, and you can see all our wonderful teachers and children in action! 


If you are looking for places for Reception and Nursery, we still have some limited half day or full day places available for this year. We are also taking admissions for the September 2024! So why not come along and see what St Joseph's have to offer? 


We are a wonderfully diverse and inclusive school and embrace families of all faiths and none.


Please call the school on 0208 539 3000 to book a place or email the school the school: 





Our 'Early Years Provision'  ( Nursery and Reception) provides the perfect environment for our youngest children to develop the keys skills of social, language and emotional communication. These are the prerequisites to learning, and are the first building blocks to our children becoming independent and confident learners. 


In Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS), our expert team of staff are strongly guided by the principles of using a child led approach with continuous provision, balanced with adult led structured teaching time to engage children to learn form the world around them.  


We use the systematic phonics reading programme 'Read, Write, Inc' to teach children their initial sounds before blending and segmenting these to read and write more challenging words and sentences. Our phonics programme starts in Nursery. This means that many of our children who previously attended our Nursery, already enter Reception know how to read and 'sound out' key words.    

''Teachers check what pupils have learned and make sure that pupils have opportunities to revisit their learning. In early years, teachers ensure that children are able to see, practise and embed new knowledge''. 

Ofsted January 2022