If you would like to come and have a look at the Nursery, please phone the main school office and we can arrange a date and time. We hope that the information on this website gives you a feel for our wonderful setting. If you have any questions please contact the main school office who will pass on your query to Clare Farion, our Nursery leader and Early Years lead.
Our Federation includes the Nursery, the Infant School and the Junior School. We work collaboratively to ensure that all of our children are happy, develop a love of learning, make friends and have smooth transition from Nursery right through to Year 6.
Our Nursery sessions run in line with the school term. We offer morning and afternoon sessions as well as a full day.
A morning session is from 9.00am-12.00pm and an afternoon session is from 12.00pm - 3.00pm.
A full day is from 9.00am-3.00pm and children bring a packed lunch from home or you can purchase a school meal if you prefer for £2.
All families can access their 15 hours Early Years entitlement and some families may be eligible for 30 hours of funding. Speak to our administrator, Debbie Clyburn for more information and advice - 01392 908178.
The Early Years of Education are the foundation for children’s future development, providing a strong base for lifelong learning and learning abilities, including cognitive and social development.
We are committed to providing a high quality curriculum that enables children to acquire the skills represented in the EYFS Framework (2021) through meaningful learning opportunities. We have crafted the curriculum to include a balance of adult-directed and child-initiated activities, considering the intellectual challenge in all that the children experience.
We work hard to build positive and respectful relationships with the children, their families and their community – working in partnership to ensure all children are confident, happy, self-assured and successful.
For more information about the Early Years Curriculum, please read the documents below.
Our dedicated and experienced team provide a warm, safe and welcoming environment for all children and their families. We are a fully inclusive Nursery and nurture each child at every stage of their learning journey.
Clare is the Nursery teacher and the Early Years Leader, and has been teaching in the Nursery for 12 years. She has a passion for the early years of education and is inspired by the Reggio Emilia way of learning and exploring. See the link below for some more information about Reggio Emilia. Clare will be in the Nursery on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Emma will be teaching in the Nursery on Thursday and Friday. She has a passion for the early years of education and loves to explore outside.
Laura-Jane leads the creative learning in the Nursery and develops the children's imagination through projects and discovery. She believes that every child is an artist in their own unique way.
Laura-Jane is currently on maternity leave, looking after her beautiful baby girl.
Kaley has a specialism in the early years of education and works part-time in the Nursery . She is pleased that both of her own children came to the Nursery. Kaley is particularly interested in learning through quality play and through the environment.
Janine is passionate about the early years and has a love of the outdoors. Both of her children attended the Nursery and she delights in working with young children. Janine will be in the Nursery on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Caitlin joined the Nursery in September ~ she enjoys exploring outside and reading stories.
Gemma supports the children over the lunchtime period, serving their delicious hot lunches and exploring with them when they have finished.
‘Children in the Nursery are looked after extremely well and their behaviour is outstanding’.
Parental comment, 2020