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St Michael’s Pre-School,  Brooklands Young Explorers

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Hayley Aherne B.A.(Hons) EYPS - Group Leader

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Brooklands Young Explorers


Brooklands Young Explorers (BYE) is situated inside Brooklands Primary School and was set up in 2008 to provide an excellent transition into primary school and offer a quality wrap-around care provision in Brantham. We are proud to have been awarded OUTSTANDING by OFSTED after their inspection in October 2015.


BYE is a transitional setting, preparing children for school life. Most of our learning at BYE happens through play and the staff are trained to stretch children’s thinking and communication through play opportunities and everyday experiences.


We take time to get to know the unique children well through observation and knowledge of their interests and use this information to plan future activities. The learning environment and interested staff means the children are happy to explore, discover and learn about themselves and also about being part of a peer group.


Research has shown that children learn best when they are happy, safe and secure. We believe that learning should be fun and BYE provides an educational, safe, caring and stimulating environment where children learn through play and grow in confidence, becoming happy and independent members of both the nursery and the school community. We want each child to feel special and know that their achievement and uniqueness is valued at all times.


We achieve this by following the Early Years Foundation Stage framework in accordance with Ofsted’s guidelines. Our curriculum is structured and balanced and takes into consideration individual interests and development. Each session is carefully planned and implemented by staff who are trained to work with young children. Observations of individual children ensure we provide opportunities for individual children to achieve their next steps in learning. We consider all different learning styles and support each child so they can reach their full potential.


Our curriculum is balanced so that children can develop their creativity, mathematical understanding, language and literacy, physical and personal and social skills and knowledge and understanding of the world. We ensure there is a balance of adult and child led activities that make sure the children have a variety of meaningful experiences. This helps children to achieve, or work towards, the Early learning goals in the three prime areas and the four specific areas set out in the updated Early years Foundation Stage.

Activities within BYE differ according to the child’s stage of development. The play that we offer builds on previous learning and takes into account each child’s increasing concentration span and developing skills. We encourage creativity and individual expression.


Our nursery provides an environment for children to develop persistence, communication skills, curiosity, cooperation and pleasure in learning and being part of a group.

BYE has proven to aid smooth transition into school and the school has been delighted with how the children settle due to the fact that they know the school building and Reception teachers well.


How is this achieved?

Regular use of Reception garden area promoting familiarity


If you have younger children we have our sister setting St Michael’s Pre-school who care for babies 0-2 as well as toddlers until they are ready to attend Brooklands Young Explorers.