At Carleton Endowed CE Primary, we believe that the Early Years of school life underpin and set the standard for all other learning to follow.  The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum delivery is designed to work alongside children to develop language and vocabulary skills focusing on child-adult interactions.  We strive to provide motivating, first-hand learning experiences and support children to build resilience and become independent, creative, critical thinkers.  We want our children to be confident in expressing their ideas, happy to make independent choices, and keen to explore the world around them.

Our ethos is to support children’s personal, social and emotional development so that they feel healthy, safe and secure. We strive to meet the needs of every child, build positive relationships and provide high expectations for all. We aim to build on the knowledge and skills that the children come in with by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values.