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Manor Court CommunityPrimary School and Early Years Centre

Early Years Centre


At Manor Court Early Years Centre we are the first step of a child’s learning journey, caring for children aged 2-4 years old. Our aim is to support your child to become independent, sociable individuals who are willing to learn and be prepared for school life.


Within our Early Years Centre we are fortunate to have a large main play room, a school ready room, a quiet room and a large outdoor area.

Within the main play room and outside space all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage are incorporated.

Our school ready room has an interactive whiteboard and provides a quiet learning environment to prepare the children for their transition to school. The quiet room is open to all children at any time, and provides a calm space for reading, puzzles, and fine motor activities.


We are proud to be part of Manor Court Community School and use all of their facilities including playing fields, foundations educational outside, and the wildlife area. We also participate in the schools events such as sports day, church services, and charity days.


On joining the Early Years Centre each child will be allocated a key worker. The key worker has a specific role within the setting to meet their children’s individual needs, offer reassurance, and make the children feel safe and secure. The key worker is responsible for making observations on your child’s progress and monitoring it.


The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is used by every Early Years setting to observe an individual child’s development. At Manor Court Early Years Centre we use an electronic system called Eylog. This is linked to your email address so that you are able to receive your child’s learning journey. 


We complete the 2 year progress check, focusing on the three prime areas of learning. These are Communication and Language, Physical Development, and Personal, Social, and Emotional development.  This check identifies the child's strengths, and also areas for progression.  It also ensures that all parents have a clear picture of their child's development, and highlights actions that we intend to take to support your child here at the EYC. This information is then shared with health visitors and other professionals if necessary.


Opening Hours/ Sessions

We offer two sessions per day (term time only) with each session lasting 3hrs. The session days and times are as follows:

Monday – Friday

9.00am – 12 noon & 12.30pm – 3.30pm


We have recently introduced a breakfast club, for all of our children.  This starts at 8am, the same time as breakfast club within the main school, enabling parents to drop their children to us before they start their busy day.


We also offer a Lunch Box Club for children who stay all day. The Lunchbox Club is available to all our pre-school children from 12.00-12.30 each day. The children bring a packed lunch from home and are supervised by our staff whilst they eat and drink socially together. All holiday dates are in line with the school academic year. There will also be an additional 5 INSET days each year to be taken for the purpose of staff training.


Our setting accepts 15 hours Government funding for eligible 2 year olds.

All children 3 and 4 years are eligible to 15 hours a week funding. Working families are able to apply for up to 30 hours funding.