Sharing a secure playground and premises in the recently modernised self-contained section of our Victorian main building with our Reception classes, our Nursery offers a broad and balanced curriculum following ‘Development Matters’.
Our Nursery facilities include the use of a large upstairs classroom, an extensive, bright and airy open-plan downstairs classroom, dedicated toilet and shower facilities for the children, a secure outdoor playground and a wide range of multi-sensory play areas. Children are accepted from the age of three years and 3 months, as vacancies arises.
Under ‘Development Matters’, the seven key areas of learning we work to develop in our children are:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Mathematical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
- All About Me
- People Who Help Us
- Traditional Stories and Fairy Tales
Throughout the week, the children also enjoy a specialist music lesson with Mr Carden (Music Leader), attend weekly whole school assemblies in St Stephen’s Church and in the First Floor Hall, and have use of the computer room twice a week. They are also encouraged to independently change their shoes and socks for a weekly PE session and enjoy a weekend library system where they can choose a story to share with their family at home.
The Nursery team are always happy to speak to parents regarding any issues, concerns or queries. For more information regarding Admissions to Nursery, please click here.
- Ms B. Metha
- Mrs Z. Salim
- Miss L. Roberts
Other key roles:
- Mrs E. Camplin
Designated Safeguarding Lead:
- Mrs R. Dyer
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:
- Mrs S. Lee
National Schools Closure:
Following government guidelines, our school is now closed to almost all children until further notice. During this time your child’s learning is very important to us and we will do our utmost to continue to help them to learn. We will reopen fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is by texting you the day before we reopen. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us here ›
From Miss Roberts, EYFS Leader: EYFS activity ideas for completing at home during the school closure
We have prepared a pack for each child with some activities and ideas to do at home, along with an exercise book. There are further ideas you can access directly from our website too. Here are some additional suggestions:
- Write letters and cards to friends and family members REMEMBER: capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
- Numberblocks and Alphablocks are award winning series for children. You can watch episodes for free on You Tube. REMEMBER: online safety.
- Maths activities to help with counting, addition and subtraction, shape, pattern and measuring would be great to work on. Older brothers and sister may also like to help out by creating a Maths board game.
- Read, Write, Inc website can help you out with your phonics. There are useful videos to help out with sounds and blending.
- You might like to keep active by doing Zumba at home. There are lots of dance-a-long videos on the GoNoodle website.
- Have you entered the Art Competitions? I’m anticipating some fantastic entries from EYFS! Look closely at the information on the Art and Design Newsletter.
Please feel free to share this information with other parents of children in the class – many thanks. The children, your families and the whole community are all in our thoughts and prayers.