Welcome to our wonderful nursery! We provide high quality education and care for children aged 3-4 years, through a range of fun and exciting activities which follow the interests and development stages of individual children.
Our vision is to create a happy and friendly environment where all children feel safe, secure and valued. Alongside our experienced and caring team of staff, children are encouraged to follow their own interests, developing their thinking and independence in an environment which supports creativity, curiosity and imagination.
Our nursery setting is led by Miss Suggate, a highly experienced nursery teacher with assistance from Mrs Sedgewick, Mrs Wilson, Mrs Sugden and Mrs Charters
The school oversees all admission arrangements for our governor led school nursery. Our nursery admission limit is set at 26 children per session, however we can admit more than 26 children across different patterns of attendance. If you are thinking about applying for a nursery place, please complete the application form and return to Mrs Brannan, Head Teacher.
A Nursery Application Form can be found by clicking the link below:
Come and have a look around!!
We have 4 opportunities for prospective families to come and have a look around our nursery prior to making an application for a September 2022 start. Please note that applications must be received in school by 30th April. If you would like to come and visit, please contact the school office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0191 3842249 to book a place on any of the following dates:
- Wednesday 2nd February, 4.00-4.30pm
- Tuesday 15th March, 4.00-4.30pm
- Tuesday 22nd March, 4.00-4.30pm
- Wednesday 6th April, 4.00-4.30pm
Unfortunately due to Covid restrictions, we are only able to offer 3 places and only 1 parent per family per visit. Thank you for your understanding.
Breakfast Club and Tea club is available for nursery children – please click here for more information.
If you have any questions or queries please email us: email@example.com
Come in and explore and play!
At Nursery, we believe a nurturing, calm, fun, interactive, interesting environment is a healthy place to learn, grow and blossom.
Your teachers enjoy reading books. Here is a story that you might enjoy listening to before you join us in September. Click on the book to listen to the story:
Meet the Teachers
At Nursery we are all about PLAY! Child-led, play-based learning! The adults’ role is to join play and encourage, model, guide, help and facilitate learning.
There are many core resources that are available all year. Other resources are changed, sometimes following the play interests of a group of children, sometimes to encourage specific skills to develop.
We are active every day in Nursery! PD is a core curriculum area. Small children need to move, partly because it is a crucial way of interacting with the world and partly because they have constantly growing bodies to adapt to and they are instinctively practising many new skills. We have free access indoors and outdoors for most each day.
- Please ensure that your child always wears footwear that they can safely run, walk, clamber, crawl, climb and play in. Please also always send your child with a coat suitable for the weather. We have some waterproof trousers, wellies and sun hats that your child can borrow and many children prefer to bring their own. (Please remember to name them! Thanks!)
- Please send a named water bottle each day, clean and filled with water.
- Please, please name all of your child’s clothes, especially their jumpers and shoes!
- As the year progresses, Nursery visit our woodland area for mini forest school sessions. We’ll let you know when!
‘Tapestry’ is a two-way communication tool between home and school. Via Tapestry, Nursery send photos and narrative ‘observations’ of your child playing and learning in Nursery. You can send photos and captions about family events that are important to your child and tell us about things your child is enjoying at home. We’d love to share these at Nursery!
We also send requests for photos or information about your child’s home interests and learning. Soon we’ll give suggestions of things it might be fun and helpful to do with your child at home.
Tapestry is a good way for you to ask us questions. Of course, you can ask us in person or email Nursery or the office too.
We have a half term overview of ‘intentions’. We adapt from this, led by children’s interests we observe and ‘next steps’ in learning we identify.
See our general themes for the year below:
Project: Winter & Let’s Explore!
Project: Animals and their Babies
Understanding the World
Expressive Art and Design
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Project: How I travel & Festivals
Understanding the world
Expressive art and design
Personal, social and emotional development/ Jigsaw
We talked lots about our favourite toys and games and listened to our friends when it was our turn to listen.
Project: About Me & Traditional Tales
The World: Investigating
Personal, Social, Emotional Development