Early Years Foundation Stage

In the Early Years Foundation Stage at Rotherly, The Westgate's Day Nursery we aim to develop and nurture the Characteristics of Effective Learning in all our children. These characteristics are: playing and exploring, active learning, creating and thinking critically and together they enable children to become happy and effective learners. We use a process of observation, assessment and planning to identify the learning and developmental needs of each child and we use this information together with children’s interests to plan their learning opportunities.


Miss Collins is Westgate's Early Years Foundation Stage Leader and oversees Early Years provision in both our Lower School and the Nursery ensuring continuity for all our pupils.  Miss Collins is a very experienced Early Years teacher who is also a Lead Practitioner in the Early Years for Hampshire. Colleagues work together to develop teaching, learning and the environment and ensure the highest quality provision and the best possible start for Rotherly nursery pupils, in readiness for Year R - whether that be in our own Lower School at The Westgate, or other primary settings in the area. Miss Collins teaches in the Nursery weekly spending time with each age group.

Information can also be found at:


Partners in Learning

Please click here to view the Partners in Learning PPT

Please click here to view the Partners in Learning PPT.

Please click here to view the Partners in Learning PPT.





Tel: 01962 854757

Email: contact@westgate.hants.sch.uk

The Westgate School, Cheriton Road,  Winchester, SO22 5AZ, England


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