Welcome to Our Early Year Village and Reception

Welcome to the Churchwood Primary Academy Eearly Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Village.

In the village we believe ‘Everyone can…’ and our team provide high quality care and learning for children aged 2-5 years old.

We have high expectations of all children. We create exciting learning opportunities through play-based learning and encourage co-operation, independence and strong relationships in our safe and enabling learning environment inside and outside.

We have developed a free-flow approach to learning across the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the children mix in the outdoor areas to create a stimulating and challenging place for individual development.


"Excellent teaching during early years, combined with high-quality care for children’s personal and social needs, ensures that children make very substantial progress from their starting points" 

Ofsted, 2017

Our partnership begins with a home visit to meet you and your child to get to know each other and then we plan rich learning experiences through adult-led and structured play activities based around the children’s interests and our core books and nursery rhymes.

We always welcome visits to our setting, please contact the school office for any further information on 01424 852326 or email to office@churchwoodprimaryacademy.org.uk

The EYFS team

Name Role(s)
Mrs R Collett Principal                                                                                     
Mrs J Bodiam Vice Principal
Miss H Gibson EYFS Academy Leader, Reception Teacher
Miss N Pitts

Nursery Lead, Nursery Teacher

Ms J Able Forest School Teacher
Miss B Search Advanced Speech and Language Therapist
Ms K Simpson Nursery Practitioner
Mrs N Manning Nursery Administrator
Mrs L Turk Speech and Language Champion
Miss N Pearson Outdoor Learning Champion
Miss H Walker EYFS team


Miss H Gibson

EYFS Aspect Lead 


Miss N Pitts 

Nursery Teacher & Nursery Lead


Mrs R Collett



Mrs J Bodiam

Vice Principal