Publications, Research & Development
Sheringham Nursery School is committed to children learning through play, particularly outdoors. Read about how we use Outlast blocks, which provide us a flexible resource to foster creativity, inclusion, and powerful learning experiences, and watch some video of children playing in the nursery school garden.
Newham Reception Innovation Project
Find out how east London school leaders are seeking to ‘maximise pupil progress through play-based learning in Reception classes’. This project has been developed by early years consultant Helen Moylett and led by Kaizen Primary School.
Dr Julian Grenier of Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre in East London talks to Marianne Sargent about the East London Partnership, the National Teaching School led by Sheringham Nursery School with Kaizen Primary School.
Manor Park Talks
Professor Tina Bruce writes: ‘This booklet is designed to support practitioners in helping very young children to communicate and develop language in ways which are facilitated through play. It emphasises first hand experiences which are rich in sensory learning and in freedom of movement for the child. It will help practitioners to think their way through their practice, and be reflective practitioners. Who could ask for more?’
Manor Park Talks documents a highly successful community project in Newham, East London, that brought together early years settings, parents, childminders and schools – all with the shared aim of helping children’s early communication.
Like many other urban communities, Manor Park was characterised for a long time by many children starting school with communication difficulties. Working with parents as partners, and supporting each other to improve early years provision, the Manor Park Talks team succeeded in boosting children’s early communication. The gap between the most vulnerable children and the rest had narrowed significantly at the end of the project.
View a free, limited preview of the Manor Park Talks booklet. The full publication is available to buy in the centre for £10.
Including Two-Year Olds in Schools: a briefing for school leaders
Is your school the right environment for two-year-old provision and what would you gain from offering it?
Schools are not the only organisations which can provide high-quality early education and care: but they are well-placed to do so.
This briefing was written by Helen Moylett and Dr Julian Grenier on behalf of Early Education and distributed in partnership with Nursery World
Working as a Community Childcare and Early Education Hub
The Hub is based within Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre in Newham and reaches out to a growing network of providers which currently includes 7 early years’ settings, 7 local primary schools and a network of more than 20 childminders.
The Hub has brought a new energy to the network and a clear focus across its members on driving up quality, improving parental awareness of childcare options in the area, and creating new opportunities for blended childcare.
Download the Sheringham Case Study.
Early Years Pupil Premium: Working together in a geographical cluster to raise achievement in mathematics
This EYPP case study sets out how Sheringham Nursery School together with Manor Park’s primary schools identified low attainment in mathematics and a need for a collaborative approach to raising achievement.
Download the EYPP Case Study.