Foundation Stage Unit

Welcome to the Nursery!


Our Nursery caters for children aged 2-4 years and is comprised of two bases, a two year old  base and a 3-4 year old base.


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 visit the Forest every Friday Morning. 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.
We follow the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme which 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.

Miss Clare Gale - Teaching Assistant 

Miss Heathman - Teaching Assistant (afternoons)

Mrs Pitts - Teaching Assistant

Miss Siobhan Kirby – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Joan Veal –  Teaching Assistant

Mrs Pat Foster – Senior Practitioner (Tuesday afternoon)

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
Library Books
Your child may bring home a library book. Please enjoy sharing these books at home.
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..
A change of clothes and named wellies.
Autumn Term
Welcome back after the summer holiday, we hope you all had a super time!


The themes in our Nursery classes this half term are Nursery Rhymes, Autumn and Colour. We will be learning about how the season is changing to Autumn and looking at what we can see changing around us, especially in our Forest. We will be looking at the amazing colours we see and also matching and sorting by colour with a range of objects. We will be increasing our repertoire of Nursery Rhymes and settling into our new environment , establishing routines and how to care for the resources in each room. We will be getting to know each other and our Nursery adults and learning how to share, take turns and make new friends!



Autumn Term Events

  • Autumn walk with families in our locality (date to be confirmed)
  • Theatre Alibi  November 24th-  (evening performance)
  • Pantomime trip with the whole school