A warm welcome to Nursery!
We understand that sending your child to nursery is a huge step and we hope that our website helps you to feel more informed and reassured about this important stage in your child’s educational journey.
Throughout all areas of the EYFS curriculum, play is recognised as a key component of learning. Child-initiated play is more likely to lead to a deep involvement in learning, so planning provision that encourages and enables children to play creatively is crucial. Our nursery offers quality indoor and outdoor provision, which challenge and encourage our children to further their development.
We look forward to welcoming you to our nursery.
For our Nursery Curriculum, click here.
Mrs C. Bennett – Nursery Teacher
“I am a PGCE trained teacher who specialised in early years and the education of children between the ages of 3 and 7. I am extremely passionate about outdoor learning and how it has such a positive impact on all areas of child development. It makes me so incredibly proud seeing the children grow and develop during their time with us, and it’s a wonderful feeling knowing that we are just the beginning of their educational journey.”
Mrs J.Cope – Nursery Teaching Assistant.
I have worked in Primary schools for more than 10 years and have lots of experience of working with young children, as well as being a mum to my own little boy. I thoroughly enjoy working in nursery and being able to watch the children flourish as they move up in school and develop their personalities.”
Mrs N.King – Nursery Teaching Assistant
“I have worked in nurseries for the past 17 years, so I have lots of experience working with young children and understanding their needs and development. I also have my own 2 children, so I understand first hand how important positive relationships with parents and carers are”.
We offer two nursery sessions per day:
Morning – 8.45am to 11.45am.
Afternoon – 11.45am to 2.45am.
All of our children are asked to bring their own water bottle so that they can have unlimited access to a drink throughout their time with us. Children who attend our afternoon session will need to bring either a packed lunch or pay for a school meal. A member of staff is always available at the start and end of each session, should you have any questions or wish to discuss something. We ask for all children to be picked up promptly to ensure a safe handover of all of the children.
The morning session
Our doors open at 8.45am and close at 9am for registration. Children can be accompanied down the path to the school gate, where a member of staff will be waiting, or parents can walk them directly to the nursery door. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, parents are still not permitted within the classroom, so we ask for all parents to say goodbye at the door. The children are encouraged to enjoy a carton of milk and a fruit snack at approximately 10am. Children who are only attending the morning session can be collected at 11.45am from the EYFS playground at the front of the school.
The afternoon session
Our doors open at 11.45am and children can be dropped off with a member of staff in the EYFS playground. We request that children are dropped off promptly, as they are taken directly into our dining hall so that they can enjoy eating lunch with their peers. Children who have only attended the afternoon session are offered a carton of milk at approximately 2pm. Our session ends at 2.45pm, when a member of staff will walk the children up to the top gate, where they can be collected.
Our nursery classroom is open plan with separate curriculum areas, and is structured to enable our children to develop their ideas and interests over time. We offer continuous provision, whereby children are encouraged to become independent as they can select and access the resources they wish to use by themselves. Water and sand play is available daily, as well as opportunities to read, write and be creative. The children enjoy weekly sessions to the school library, where they can select and look at books by themselves, as well as enjoying a special story time as a class.
Our outdoor environment is shared with our reception children and encourages physical development as well as the other 6 areas of learning. Our children are encouraged to develop friendships and explore their outdoor environment, accessing a range of different resources. We are lucky enough to have lots of other amazing outdoors spaces within the school grounds which we utilise during the week, including the school field and our forest school area. The children thoroughly enjoy their outdoor learning sessions with Mr Parker, our outdoor learning teacher, and we spend time outdoors whatever the weather!