Welcome to Nursery
'Learning for life, building a firm foundation.'
New to Nursery Induction Information can be found in the 'Nursery Curriculum' page.
Nursery: up to 26 children
Our Nursery offers free, full-time and part time places from the term after their 3rd birthday (free full-time places are subject to eligibility of 30 hour funding). Initial entry into Nursery follows a carefully planned programme. Before a child starts in our Nursery, they visit the nursery setting, so the child becomes comfortable with the staff and the setting.
We understand that young children learn through play, so we create a happy and relaxed atmosphere, children are offered structured learning opportunities, both indoors and outdoors, where we plan a wide range of purposeful activities to support the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, making learning fun and exciting. The children are able to free flow between the indoor and outdoor learning environment. We have an outdoor classroom enabling children to play outside whatever the weather. This facility gives us greater flexibility and enhances the children's learning environment. The learning environment is set up to promote independence, encouraging children to make decisions and choose activities for themselves. Children will also take part in regular group sessions, phonics, maths, music, PSHE, RE and PE. They have weekly sessions in the hall when they develop physical skills. Children have snack, story and discussion times in small groups with their key worker.
When children enter Nursery this is their first year in the Foundation Stage which finishes at the end of Reception. We teach children a broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
The curriculum in the Foundation Stage is organised into six areas of learning.
Four Key Areas of Learning
The four specific areas of learning support the prime areas of your child's learning.
Expressive arts and design
Understanding of the world
We plan activities to support all the 6 areas of learning. Activities are carefully planned to meet each child's individual needs to enable them to make good progress.
Prime Areas of Development
Children will mainly develop the 3 prime areas of development in their very early years which are:
communication and language
personal, social and emotional development
These areas of learning are essential for your child's healthy development and enable them to gain life long skills. Our children develop through being active, creative and critical thinking which takes place outdoors and indoors.