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Early Years Team


Life in Early Years at HLC is fun and filled with exciting learning. Our children love real resources and experiences. We aim to create irresistible indoor and outdoor learning environments thoughtfully enhanced with authentic objects for children to explore, including items from the natural world. These resources spark curiosity, imagination and bring a unique quality to their learning and play. We value the importance of play and how crucial it is to all areas of a child’s development. We give our children time to become deeply involved in their play and follow the interests of each individual child.

We believe that children have a natural desire to learn, explore and discover. Our teachers and support staff plan a wide range of activities and provision to ensure that children are motivated and deeply engaged in their learning. We listen to and observe our children closely to enable us to identify and follow their interest. By doing this, we recognise and take the opportunity to extend their interests and learning further.

We are a large learning community across Reception and Nursery, but every child is known as an individual. We work closely with our parents and carers to make sure that each child is happy, safe and learning as much as they can. Our Nursery is led by experienced qualified teachers who immerse our children in their learning whilst providing our children with the early reading, phonics and maths skills to prepare them for their journey into school.

Mrs H Challinor

Nursery Teacher

Miss L Jones

Nursery Teacher

Miss T Fowles

Reception Teacher

Miss H Guy

Reception Teacher

Mr B Trehern

Reception Teacher

Miss H Owens

Reception Teacher

Mrs A Younis

Reception Teacher

Miss S Meredith

Learning Support

Mrs J Fletcher

Learning Support

Mrs S Martins

Learning Support

Mrs B Macken

Learning Support

Mrs E Griffiths

Learning Support

Mrs T Buthelezi

Learning Support

Miss K Deakin

Learning Support