About Harewood Nursery


Harewood Nursery School opened in 1977 and enjoys an excellent reputation locally built up over the years.  It is a Local Authority School and is subject to the same educational standards and OFSTED inspection regime as other schools.

We offer high quality early years education and childcare, providing fun experiences within an attractive and enabling learning environment. We provide an appropriate balance between child-led and adult-directed learning experiences within the EYFS framework.

Our children go to a variety of schools in Pontefract and the surrounding areas when they leave us.

School Brochure

The nursery curriculum follows the DFE “Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)”.  This document sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five.

We use “Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)” guidance which helps practitioners to understand and support each individual child’s development pathway.  This non-statutory guidance material supports practitioners in implementing the statutory requirements of the EYFS.

EYFS Statutory Framework 2017

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Please contact us for further information about Harewood Nursery School on 01977 722835 or email us on headteacher@harewood.wakefield.sch.uk