At Kings Heath we understand the importance of the learning process from when the children join us at 2 years old to the point that they move into Year 1 as confident, independent, well rounded individuals with a love of learning and a thirst for knowledge. We pride ourselves on creating an Early Years environment that creates awe and wonder, giving every child the opportunity to explore, create, investigate and problem solve.
We take inspiration from the ‘Reggio Emilia’ approach and ‘The Curiosity approach’ , creating a neutral, natural environment with a move away from plastic toys and towards real objects and loose parts. We find that this promotes calm, connected play and ignites imagination and enthusiasm for learning. Our dedicated and highly skilled practitioners find ‘teachable moments’ and work with the children to move their understanding forward, harnessing their individual learning styles and schema’s in order to support understanding and deepen knowledge.
We team this approach alongside the DRET curriculum, which ensures that the children have the foundations of understanding to be able to transition smoothly and effectively upwards through the school. We teach Letters and sounds – phase 1, using elements from RWI for early years, as well as T4W, Jigsaw (PSED), Horizon PE and the DRET Maths Early Years initiative.
We ensure that we focus on HOW the children learn, using the Characteristics of Effective Learning as a guide; as well as WHAT the children learn. We are passionate about the process that children go through in order to become successful learners and we encourage exploration, ‘having a go’, persevering if difficulties are encountered as well as critical thinking, where children will be encouraged to have their own ideas and develop strategies for doing things.
Kings Heath Early Years is an exciting, inspiring, and supportive place for the children to learn, thrive and succeed!
We are proud to showcase our beautiful nursery within the grounds of our school. The nursery runs morning and afternoon sessions as well as full day sessions (please enquire for availability).
We welcome you to visit the nursery and see what we have on offer. To find out more and to arrange a visit, please contact our friendly admin team on:
Telephone: 01604 751165 or
We also offer funded places for 2 year olds!
How do I find out if I'm eligible for the 'funded places'?
Please visit this link to find out if you are eligible for a 'funded place'.
How long is a 'full day' and 'half day'?
Full day starts at 8.35am and finishes at 3.30pm
Half day morning starts at 8.35am and finishes at 11.35am
Half day afternoon starts 12.30pm and finishes at 3.30pm