Nursery: Carle and Caterpillar

Nursery: Carle and Caterpillar

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’.

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

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 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 team:

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

Other key roles:

EYFS Leader:
  • Miss L. Roberts
SENco:
  • Mrs E. Camplin
Designated Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer:
  • Mrs R. Dyer
Deputy Designated Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer:
  • Mrs S. Lee
Family Support Worker:
  • Mrs L. Deary