Early Years

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Welcome to Early Years at The Ryleys School.

Children are motivated through active exploration of real and imaginary worlds; movement is essential for the growth of children's minds as well as their bodies. Through play, children explore ideas, feelings and relationships, extending and consolidating their experience. They can take risks and try things out, uninhibited by fear of failure.

Rich play is much more than recreation: it has a fundamental role in early childhood education, supplying the foundation upon which learning is built. It expands the limits of what is possible, and helps children to be creative, flexible and imaginative.

Our well-planned learning environment supports children as active learners, provoking their interest and enquiry.

The Princess of Wales said: “The way we develop, through our experiences, relationships, and surroundings during our early childhood, fundamentally shapes our whole lives. It affects everything from our ability to form relationships and thrive at work, to our mental and physical well-being as adults and the way we parent our own children.

These are the most preventative years. By focusing our collective time, energy, and resources to build a supportive, nurturing world around the youngest members of our society and those caring for them, we can make a huge difference to the health and happiness of generations to come."

The Early Years team at The Ryleys School utilises the EYFS Framework to ensure a well balanced education for your child.. Our curriculum includes:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development
  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

We welcome children from the age of 12 months, in three dedicated Early Years rooms. We look forward to welcoming you too.



The Ryleys School Team.

We are proud to employ a tremendous group of teachers with long length of service and exceptional results.

There are over sixty employees at The Ryleys School, too many to feature individually, but each one with dedication and a creative approach to teaching and engaging our pupils.



Early Years news:


Thu, 28 Mar 2024

Gold! A Musical

Wed, 27 Mar 2024

Morzine 2024 Ski Trip

Fri, 15 Mar 2024

School Council

Fri, 15 Mar 2024

Year 6 Assembly

Fri, 01 Mar 2024

Senior School Success

Fri, 01 Mar 2024

La Marelle

Mon, 19 Feb 2024

Year 2 Titanic Studies

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