Neville’s Cross Primary School opened a 26 place nursery in January 2018 for children aged 3 and 4 years.
The nursery school controls its own nursery admissions, ensures quality provision and gives flexibility in staffing. Children in our nursery are provided with the same level of good quality education as the rest of the school.
Our nursery is led by Miss Suggate with assistance from Mrs Sedgewick, Ms Westgarth and Mrs Wilson.
If you require wraparound care, please click here for information about Breakfast and Tea Time Club.
A Nursery Application Form can be found by clicking the link below:
- NX Nursery application form (PDF)
- NX Nursery application form (Word)
- NX 30 hour Funding Form (PDF)
- NX 30 hour Funding Form (Word)
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Welcome to Nursery!
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.
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!
Our curriculum has three core areas and four specific areas:
|Personal, Social and Emotional Development:||this includes building good relationships with other children and adults, safe and age appropriate independence, self confidence and awareness, understanding and managing behaviour and feelings.|
|Physical Development:||this involves big whole body and small moves (finger), building strength, coordination and control. It also includes age appropriate self-help and independence skills.|
|Communication and Language:||this embraces listening, understanding and, of course, speaking.|
The above three curriculum areas are the true foundation of all learning and development in Nursery and beyond.
The below four curriculum areas depend upon these three firm, broad foundations.
Literacy: fostering a love of books and tuning our ear into rhythm, phonic sounds, alliteration and rhyme. Also enjoying playful mark making and drawing.
Maths: number, including counting, more and less number rhymes and exploring early adding and subtracting using real objects. Also awareness of pattern, shape and measures.
The World: this has three aspects: me, family and other people, the world around me, making thing operate and using early technology.
Expressive Arts: using a range of materials to make things, being imaginative myself and with others.
‘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: 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