Welcome to the Nursery page.
Our Nursery is made up of 3 classes;
Bear Cubs – mornings
Lion Cubs – afternoons
Fox Cubs – full day
The school gates are open from 8.45am to 8.55am. The school gates close from 3.10pm-3.20pm.
Our Nursery team has 3 dedicated adults.
Mrs Towner – Nursery Teacher
Mrs Ludlam – Nursery Nurse
Mrs Wilmont – Nursery Nurse
The Nursery staff are committed to ensure that children are happy and safe at Nursery. We are passionate about supporting your child to learn basic and life -long skills in creative and engaging ways.
Your child will learn skills following the National Development Matters Guidance which works alongside the statutory framework for Early Years Foundation Stage. The curriculum areas we focus on are;
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Your child will learn in a free flow learning environment where they will have a chance to explore and apply new skills both indoors and outdoors. The sessions are structured to include group times and independent learning time. Group times are an opportunity where children can come together as a community and share stories, songs and learning from home. The children will also have time to follow their own interests and become independent learners in a play based approach.
The first term is spent focusing on the Prime Areas and settling the children to ensure that they are happy and confident explorers. We allow the children to become familiar with the learning environment and routines. The adults act as facilitators to support children to access the learning, use the resources effectively and help children to build friendships.
The Nursery choose broad topics based on the children’s ideas and fascinations. These topics may last for a number of weeks depending on the interests of the class. Our Nursery children are independent, enthusiastic and creative learners who acquire strong critical thinking skills.
“Each child is viewed as infinitely capable, creative and intelligent. The job of the teacher is to support these qualities and to challenge children in appropriate ways.”
Louise Boyd Cadwell