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Welcome to the Early Years 

At Park Road Academy we want our children to be happy, confident and to develop a real thirst for learning.  

We provide our children with a safe and stimulating environment in which to learn and explore, and our aim is to foster children's independence, individual needs and interests in order to enable them to reach their full potential. 

Children have lots of opportunities to  facilitate their own learning through carefully resourced provision areas and adults support children through high-quality interactions that challenge thinking and extend learning. 

Through play-based learning and topics, we endeavour to provide each child with a range of opportunities which stimulate their creativity and support their development based on their likes and interests.  We value the importance of the outdoor environment in order for children to develop their thinking, problem-solving and collaborative skills. 

Our continuous provision offers children the chance to engage in hands-on play-based activities which they can access whenever they choose.  Through the different areas, children can explore recent learning, practice new skills and follow their own interests, both in and outdoors. Staff will often enhance the provision areas to make links to adult-led learning. This gives teachers the opportunity to introduce their adult-led activities, being sure that children have ample opportunities to practise and improve skills, knowledge and confidence in active independent learning.