Welcome to the Nursery!


Our Nursery caters for children aged 2-4 years and is comprised of three main areas, a two year old room and two spacious rooms and an intervention space  for 3-4 year olds.


Our youngest children (2 year olds) access the Hedgehog room.

Our older children (3  and 4 year olds) children access the Rabbit , Squirrels and Badger rooms.



 Forest School

We are very fortunate to have access to our fabulous Forest School. The Nursery children mostly visit the Forest every Wednesday and Friday mornings. Two year olds will visit the Forest regularly to ensure all part-time children are able to share in the experience.


To ensure that all children get the maximum time in the Forest, we would really appreciate your help in supporting your child to get changed into their Forest School clothes. We provide all children with a waterproof coat and trousers. Please supply your child with a name pair of wellington boots, to be kept in school if possible. 


We use Tapestry to create an online learning journal for each child. Here you will find photos, updates and assessments of your child. Please let us know if you are having any issues accessing your account.
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We have a range of phonic games and activities that we do every day using the Letters and Sounds scheme phase 1. We also use the Read Write Inc scheme as the children become ready to hear, recognise and form separate letters in the terms before they start full time school.
The Read Write Inc. phonics scheme provides a cohesive and creative approach to teaching children to read and write.
Below is a video of 5 year-old Sylvie demonstrating how to pronounce pure sounds.




Mrs Jo Sharland – Teacher in the Nursery

Mrs Beth Price -  Senior Practitioner/ Hedgehogs'  Base Leader for the two year olds.

Mrs Teresa Axe - Teaching Assistant

Miss Clare Gale - Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Emma Parkes - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Pitts - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Joan Veal –  Teaching Assistant

Mrs Pat Foster – Senior Practitioner 

Miss Gemma Collacott - Teaching Assistant (Wednesday afternoon)


Each child in the Hedgehogs' base has a key person who builds a special relationship with them and their families and supports them with their learning and development.  The list of the key people for the two year olds is available in Hedgehogs’ base.


Our day
8.45 - Children arrive at Nursery
8.45 - 9.00 am - Settling in time (parents leave at 9.00 am)
9.00 - 12.00 am - Morning session
12.00 - 12.30 pm - Lunch
12.30 - 3.30 pm - Afternoon session
3.30pm - Children are collected
Chatting time
We spend time developing our spoken langauge every day. We have regular chatting time where we can show, sing or tell something to our friends and grown ups. If your child would like to bring something in to talk about we keep the items safe in a basket until chatting time.
What to bring...
 Please remember to bring a named water bottle with water inside every day! Depending on the weather please remember to bring suitable clothing for your child, for example a named coat, named sunhat, named jumper etc..
Also please make sure your child has a bag with a change of clothes and named wellies for when we explore outside. In the colder weather please also consider giving your child an extra layer or two of clothing and named gloves!Thank you!
Summer Term
Welcome back after the Easter holiday, we hope you all had a wonderful time! This term we are welcoming five new children to the Rabbits Class. 


The themes in our Nursery classes this half term are Spring and Summer, People who help us, the seaside and under the sea. We will be checking how our seeds are doing at home and school and look forward to seeing phots of how your sunflower is growing! How tall do you think it will grow? As we hope the weather will be getting warmer we will have lots of outdoor fun in the forest and playground as well as the big field! We will have regular runs to the orchard from the pond area sp we can check the wildlife and plants growing and see how the fruit trees are developing!

We hope to have some special visitors talking about their jobs as we investigate our theme, People who help us and will dress up as them too! We are going to continue playing a range of games as part of our Working Memory project and continue to build our repertoire of Nursery Rhymes and songs. We will use IT and books to find out about a whole range of creatures we might find living under the sea and talk about what we  might do and see at the seaside. We will use puppets and small world figures to make up stories and explore lots of different words to describe them. Remember to bring layers of clothes to wear if it is still chilly so we can go outside every day! 




Summer Term Events

  • 23rd April 2019 - Return to school
  • 6th May Bank Holiday
  • 21st May Sponsored Walk- morning session, parents welcome to join in!
  • Half term holiday -break up end of the day 24th May start back 3rd June
  • 23rd July end of term! have a wonderful Summer!