Early Years at Hill Mead

The Early Years covers education from birth to age 6. We have a separate Nursery for children aged 3 years old to 4 years 11 months and a Reception class which offers provision for children aged 5-6 years old. Both Nursery and Reception have well resourced outdoor classrooms which the children have constant access to throughout the day. 

Our Early Years Curriculum follows the principles of the Development Matters whilst reflecting the needs, interests and experiences of the children in our community. It forms the first stage of our whole school curriculum: Hill Mead’s Journey’s for Learning. 

The basis of our planning each term is centred around the needs of the children. More recently our focus has been developing children's communication and language skills through very carefully planned imaginative and creative play both indoors and outdoors.

Hill Mead nursery was recently awarded the Evelina award for speech and language and is now working towards the Enhanced award. Two members of our Nursery staff team have taken part in the Natural thinkers program and undergone training to develop their knowledge and skills in outdoor learning.


Evelina Award for Speech and Language Therapy: 



Natural thinkers:  



How to apply

To apply for a place or to book a tour please contact parents@hillmead.org and request an application form