"Staff support children's learning well. They assess children's individual levels of progress regularly and provide them with appropriate and achievable next steps. As a result, all children make good progress in their learning and development." Ofsted 2019

Chinese New Year

Christmas 2019


One of our young nursery pupils, aged only 3 years old, won the colouring competition held by M&S as part of their new store opening. All

parents and staff at MPS are very proud to have been part of this winning entry.


Our approach to learning

We have excellent adult to child ratios of 1:3 for our 2 year olds and 1:6 for 3 - 5 year olds. We recognise that children learn through playing, exploring, being active, creating and thinking critically. Our broad and balanced curriculum develops a variety of skills, knowledge and understanding, ensuring that our children engage in exciting activities and experiences which support and extend their learning and development.


Benefits of outdoor play in the early years

Outdoor Learning through play - Marshalswick Pre School and Nursery

Playing Outside in Winter

Mark Making through play - the Marshalswick Pre School and Nursery Way

Sand and Water - Learning through play - Marshalswick Pre School and Nursery

Toilet & Nappy - Learning through play - Marshalswick Pre School and Nursery way

"Staff embrace children's various cultures and languages. As a result, children learn about and readily accept the differences between themselves and others......They confidently sing hello in a variety of languages that are relevant to the children who attend the preschool." Ofsted 2019

EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a statutory framework which all early years settings adhere to and it covers seven areas of learning which are categorised as prime and specific areas.

The three prime areas are:   

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language


The four specific areas are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understand the World
  • Expressive Arts and Designs


More details: Learning through play - Marshalswick Pre School and Nursery, www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage, foundationyears.org.uk/eyfs-statutory-framework

We support all our children in their learning from the very start, by engaging them in activities that will encourage them to explore and by expressing their interests and asking questions.

"Staff skilfully adapt their teaching methods to support children's individual learning styles." "They provide children with toys that interest them and this motivates them to stay focused as they learn." Ofsted 2019

We have three groups for our children starting with :
Bears (16-26/22-36 months)
Bunnies (22-36/30-50)
Butterflies (30-50/40-60 months).

From the every start we concentrate on the three prime areas: personal, social and emotional development (PSE), physical (PD) and communication and language (CL).
Once these are secure we can focus on specific areas including: literary, maths, understanding the world and expressive art and design.
We promote their characteristics of effective learning, by building a solid relationship with our key child. The child’s key person works and supports the child on a daily basis by observations and assessments we can plan their next steps inline with the EYFS.
We provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum for all our children and for our children with special needs. Every child has different abilities, strengths and weaknesses, it is our job to find this and support them, with their help from their parents/carers and other health care professionals if needed.

“Children are eager learners and enthusiastically take part in a wide range of learning opportunities offered. From their initial starting points, children are making good progress. They quickly learn the essential skills needed ready for their move on to school.”  Ofsted 2017