Early Years

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage at Great Gaddesden School.

Welcome to Early Years at Great Gaddesden School. 


The staff in Nursery and Reception are as follows: 

Early Years leader- Mrs Letheren

Early Years teacher- Mrs Benson

Early Years practitioner- Mrs Redman

 Mrs Letheren is in class all day on a Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Mrs Benson is in class on a Wednesday afternoon and all day on Thursdays and Fridays. Mrs Redman is in class all week.


The children have made a fantastic start to this unusual school year. We have all been amazed at how grown up they have all been, quickly settling in and making new friends. We are really enjoying getting to know every child and look forward to seeing them develop in all areas throughout the year. 


There will be lots of fun and exciting learning for the children this term. Please see the curriculum letter for more information. We follow a child-led curriculum, in which the context of the learning is generated by the children's interests. Adults in the classroom monitor the children's progress and attainment across all areas of the Early Years curriculum and provide children with the opportunities they need to develop their knowledge and their skills.

The website, EYFS Newsletters and emails are some ways in which we keep parents updated about our learning, themes and activities.