Deddington Nursery and PFSU

Building your Children's Future Together

Deddington Partnership Foundation Stage Unit (PFSU), rated as “Good” by Ofsted,  provides play- based education, for pre-school foundation stage children.

We are based in a purpose-built building located in the grounds of Deddington Church of England Primary School. Whilst the PFSU is run as an independent charity, it is also run in partnership with the School.

Children normally start at the PFSU from the September following their third birthday.  Children can start mid-year, subject to availability of places.

Working from the Early Years Foundation Stage framework we:

  • work in partnership with parents and carers
  • enable every child to make good progress
  • provide a good foundation for school by providng learning and development opportunities which are planned around each individual child
  • provide equality of opportunity

As part of our weekly planned timetable all children will have shared learning experiences with the school-age Foundation Stage children and their teacher.   The time spent with the Foundation teacher supports the child in building confidence when moving on to school.

Our Early Years provision is shaped by 7 areas of learning and development:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development

These 3 prime areas are strengthed and applied through 4 further specific areas which we cover:

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding of the world
  • expressive arts and design


Ofsted Inspection Report

In the latest inspection (December 2014) Deddington PFSU was judged by Ofsted as “Good”.

This means Deddington PFSU is effective in delivering a provision that meets the needs of all children well; ensuring that children are ready for the next stage of learning.

Specifically Ofsted recognised that:

  • children are effectively supported to develop strong relationships with their key persons, who know them well
  • staff give high priority to safeguarding children and providing a safe and secure environment for them to play and learn
  • there is a strong relationship with parents, which means that parents are very aware of their child’s progress and how they can further support their learning at home.
  • staff use effective teaching methods, and a good balance of adult-led and child-initiated play, to motivate children and help them to make good progress in their learning and development.


To see a full copy of the inspection report: PFSUOfsted2014


Opening Times

We are open from 8.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday.

We also run holiday clubs during the Easter and summer holidays.