Nursery: Carle and Caterpillar

Nursery: Carle and Caterpillar

Housed in a self-contained building and sharing a secure playground with our Reception classes, our Nursery offers a broad and balanced curriculum following ‘Development Matters’.

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
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical Development
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

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.

Example topics:

  • All About Me
  • Food
  • Space
  • Farms
  • People Who Help Us
  • Traditional Stories and Fairy Tales

Children are accepted into our Nursery classes from the age of three years and 3 months, as vacancies arises. There are two sessions from 9am to 12pm and from 12.30pm to 3.30pm with a proportion of full time and part time places. Children who attend our Nursery full time are in Carle class, while those in a part time position are in Caterpillar class.

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.

Nursery Information: Spring 2017

This term our topic is ‘Up In the Air. we will be learning about different modes of transport, animals that fly, weather and space. It would be lovely if you could talk about these things at home.

We are focusing on the book ‘Oh No George‘. We will be reading this book for the next two weeks and will be completing lots of exciting tasks. In relation to our book this term, we have set up a vet role play. The children have really enjoyed taking on the different roles and making all the animals better. If you child has a special animal toy at home, they may bring this toy into school to visit our vets.

Just a reminder that we collect £1 a week from parents which goes towards ingredients for cooking, resources for activities, play-dough etc. This is a voluntary contribution which is much appreciated.

Nursery team:

Class teacher:
  • Mrs J. Baker
Support staff:
  • Mrs Z. Salim
  • Mrs R. Kurti

Other key roles:

EYFS Leader:
  • Miss L. Roberts
  • Mrs M. O’Brien
Designated Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer:
  • Mrs R. Dyer
Family Support Worker:
  • Mrs L. Deary