Life in the Nursery

Starting school is a huge step for both parents and children and we aim to make it an enjoyable and easy transition for all.

The most important factor for us is that your child has a happy and confident start.

A typical day in the nursery involves lots of learning through play and discovery where we encourage the children to direct their own play and interact with other children, which with careful planning they learn many things. We often say the children are learning to play and playing to learn.

Each day the children will come together for drink and healthy snack time, and wherever possible they are encouraged to do a job which may involve handing round the snacks or even a little tidying up at the end.

Carpet time is an important aspect at the nursery, it is a time for singing, book reading, game playing and news sharing, it helps bring the group together and builds on confidence.

Outdoor play is also very important to us and we are very fortunate to have a superb outdoor play area and we make use of this everyday – whatever the weather.

In addition to outdoor play, the children also participate in Forest School once a week. These sessions take place in the school woodland and the children love the wide range of practical fun and exciting activities, taking full advantage of all the natural resource around them.

At least once a week the Nursery children will join the older children for a whole school assembly; the children also take part in an Early Years Christmas play production and a Summer Concert in June.

All children in EYFS have a balance of adult-led and independent activities. In Nursery some time is spent each day doing specific adult led activities including, where appropriate, number work, letters and sounds.