Welcome to Nursery

In nursery we will support, encourage and promote the children’s emotional development and improve their independence and self awareness as well as continuing to improve their reading, writing and mathematical ability. For further information about explaining the development of children in the early years click here.

EYFS & Year 1 Vision & Values

In Nursery, Reception and Year 1 we develop a community of learners who support and encourage each other. Our children develop confidence, independence and responsibility. We teach our children to be well mannered and respectful of ourselves, our belongings and each other’s differences. Our children work in an environment which is developmentally appropriate and one that meets the needs of all our children. We believe children should learn through hands on experiences, on and off site, observations and to develop a sense of curiosity about the world around them. We encourage our children to make links in their learning and to take risks in a safe way.

Meet the Team

Miss S Harriss

EYFS Assistant Headteacher
Rosen Class Teacher

Miss R Kershaw


Mrs N Hamblin

Kerr Class EYP

Mrs Griffin

Rosen Clas EYP


Morning Routine
In the morning parents bring their children into the nursery, the children go to the carpet for chatty time. When the door is opened 1 member of staff stays by the exit door and one member by the cloakroom door. The other 2 members of staff in the main room interacting with children and parents. When all the parents have gone, staff take the register and start group time. 2 children will then be watched as they take the register to the office.

Snack Time
Children will sit on the carpet for snack and the snack and fruit will be part the rehearsal of Makaton signing.

Outside will be open during independent learning, children can choose to be inside or outside. It is the responsibility of staff to check the garden and toys are safe and complete the daily safety checklist.

Tidying Up
5 minutes before tidy up the children are stopped and staff use the now/ next board to sow the children that they have 5 minutes left. A timer is then turned over, when the timer has finished the children will be stopped and told it is tidy up time. 

In Nursery stickers are given out as a reward as well as children being put on the happy or sad face. At the end of the week the staff choose a morning and afternoon recipient for this.

Homework and Reading Books
In Nursery the children are given talking homework. This is a piece of homework which requires the parents to talk to their children. This homework can contribute towards the child’s profile.


Please remember:

  • To bring in a named water bottle.
  • To label all clothing and bring a change of clothes in a named bag.
  • To dress your child in appropriate clothing for weather conditions.
  • Nursery starts at 8.45/12.30 and finishes at 11.45/3.30.

Monday fund

Please make a voluntary contribution of 50p every Monday to help purchase essential items for our learning.

Parent Contribution

As part of the Early Years curriculum we would like to know about what learning your child is doing at home. It can about a range of things. Your child could have:

  • dressed themselves
  • taken part on ballet/ football/ karate lessons
  • read a word or sound in their reading book
  • written a word or sound themselves
  • started writing simple sentences
  • counted to a higher number than usual
  • learnt to ride a bike
  • recognised a new shape
  • joined in cooking at home and noticed how the food you are cooking has changed
  • when outside they have commented on something around them
  • talked about how something works
  • made a model
  • made up a story about their toys

The possibilities are endless!

The more home learning bubbles we have in for your child the better as these go towards the assessments we make.

Here are some things you can do at home to support your child in school:

  • Support your child with their homework and return it on time
  • Read with them for about 20 minutes each night
  • Talk out loud about the things you see and do
  • Count with your child every night
  • Practice writing the sounds your child has been learning at school
  • Sing songs and rhymes