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 and Miss Reed. Miss Hillery, our EYFS Lead also teaches in nursery and Miss Bell leads Forest School activities.
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 would encourage prospective families to come and have a look around our nursery prior to making an application and our visit days are listed below. Please give us a call (0191 3842249) or send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let us know which date you would like to attend. These events are for parents/carers only and during your visit you will have the opportunity to look around the nursery setting and talk to the nursery and early years staff.
- Wednesday 15th February, 4pm
- Thursday 16th March, 4pm
- Wednesday 19th April, 4pm
Please call or email us to book a place. Thank you. (0191 3842249 or email@example.com)
Nursery Application Timetable
Deadline for applications for admission in the spring term starting in January: 30th September
Deadline for applications for admission in the summer term starting after Easter: 31 January
Deadline for applications for admission in the autumn term, starting from September: 30th April
Breakfast Club and Tea club is available for nursery children – please click here for more information.
If you have any questions or queries please call us (0191 3842249) or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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!
Supporting your child’s learning at home
‘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.
Find out more about these useful online tools on our Home Learning page. If you need help with login details for any of these, please contact the school office.
2022-2023 Our year so far…
We love to use technology in Nursery. Here we are coding the critters and creating digital art!
Hip, hop, Hooray! It is nearly Easter!
Spring has sprung!
We have been finding out about people who help us! Lucky for us that in Nursery, there are always doctors, nurses, police officers and firefighters to hand!
Brr! It may be cold outside…but it doesn’t stop us!
We loved celebrating Christmas in Nursery!
You can view our archived Nursery images on our website.