Nursery

Welcome to Colston’s Nursery – a happy, welcoming and secure environment for children aged 3 to 4 years old.

We pride ourselves on providing such an environment which allows your child to settle quickly, grow in confidence and become more independent ready for when they take the leap to Reception.

The Nursery, which is an integral part of the school, works very closely with reception and allows the progression to be as smooth as possible. By working closely with reception the children will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through seven areas of learning and development.

Children attending our nursery will mostly develop;

Communication and language;

Physical development; and

Personal, social and emotional development.

These prime areas are those most essential for your child's healthy development and future learning.

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in four specific areas.

Literacy;

Mathematics;

Understanding the world; and

Expressive arts and design.

These areas are used to plan your child's learning and activities and the experienced and fully qualified staff supporting your child will make sure that the activities are fun and suited to each child's unique needs.

Although very similar to the curriculum for older children it is suitable for very young children, and is designed to be flexible and enjoyable so that staff can follow each child's unique needs and interests.

We believe in establishing good relationships between home and Nursery ensuring that children see them as complementary environments, each with their own set of rules.

This strong liaison between home and Nursery has many benefits to all concerned, especially the children. It bridges the gap between Nursery and home and builds foundations for communication, understanding and mutual respect.

To encourage the strong bond, progress in Nursery and Reception is monitored carefully through the use of Interactive Learning Diaries. 

The teachers record observations and progress for each child during the school day and parents have their own secure access to their child’s Learning Diary so that observations made at home can also be uploaded. We encourage regular discussions with parents to discuss how children are settling in and progressing.