Little Dormice

Welcome to Little Dormice! We aim to deliver a safe, friendly and comfortable environment for each individual child alongside the pathway of the EYFS Statutory Framework. We have adopted the curiosity approach to be curious, have fun and make a difference.

 Children have access to high quality learning opportunities for playing and exploring throughout the environment
 To allow children to be creative indoors and outdoors
 To support children in becoming active learners
 Support Transition into school
 Develop children’s progression in all areas at an individual pace through their own interests
 Recognise and support children who require additional support.

 We ensure the environment indoors and outdoors meets the needs and interests of the
children (Planning in the Moment) with support from the EYFS Statutory Framework in allnseven areas.
 Following the children’s interests which work alongside the Characteristics Of Effective Learning (Active learners, playing and exploring, creative and critically thinking)
 Through a balanced, planned continuous provision we want to show a love for learning through lots of opportunities and real life experiences.
 Parent partnerships are important to us, with our open door policy and Tapestry which is a great way of communication
 Exploring the outdoors together and talking about the world around us
 Trained staff to identify early signs of children who require support

 Engagement, motivation and involvement in all areas around the environment
 To feel happy and safe and have strong relationships with teachers
 Balanced and challenging curriculum to show strong progression
 Children to leave Little Dormice with support and readiness for school.

Home Learning

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Things we have done in school:

Little Dormice made bread rolls as their creative participation of the Harvest celebration

Little Dormice Harvest pic


Harvest picture Little Dormice 3

Little Dormice Harvest Pics 3


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The following booklets might be helpful for any questions you might have: Pre-school Booklet 2020

Although attending our pre-school does not guarantee admission to reception, here is the booklet for reception for your information: Happily to School Sept 20

To apply to Gloucestershire County Council for a reception place at our popular school, follow this link:



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