Welcome to Nursery!

We are part of the Foundation Stage. Our teachers are Mrs Carson, Mrs White and Mrs Darragh. Our teaching assistant is Mrs Blenkinsop.

In our Nursery we love learning new things! We love to get busy in the different areas of learning. We are happy in our Nursery and we are all good friends! We are encouraged to becomeΒ independent learners. We have lots of nice things planned this year so please keep checking our website and newsletters to find out more.

Nursery Timings

AM Nursery – flexible β€˜drop off’ from 8.30am9am. The children are collected at 11.30am.

PM Nursery – the session starts at 12.30pm with a flexible β€˜pick up’ from 3.10pm-3.30pm.

Intent

In EYFS it is our aim to provide an outstanding Catholic education with Christ as our light and guide. Our curriculum is designed around our Christ centred vision.Β  We want to create a happy and stimulating learning environment – from the warm welcome on the door, the calm routines and free flow learning. Children are welcomed into an enabling environment that allows them to learn, feeling safe and nurtured.

Our curriculum is built around half termly themes linked closely to our RE topics. We have highly skilled, enthusiastic staff who see every moment as a learning opportunity. We understand our crucial role as laying the foundation stones for each child’s journey with us both in terms of the child’s learning and development.Β 

Our learning environment, both inside and outside, is adapted regularly to meet the needs of the children in our care. We ensure these areas are always stimulating and exciting and accessible to all, regardless of where children are on their learning journey. We carefully structure our day to balance short adult-led learning with longer child-led lessons. We expect both approaches to foster the characteristics of effective learning and produce deep learning.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The EYFS is based on 4 overarching principles which shape good practice in early years settings:

  • A unique child
    Every child is a unique. Β They are consistently learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  • Positive relationships
    Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
  • Enabling environments
    Children learn and develop well in environments where their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and yourself as a parent and/or carer.
  • Children learn and develop in different ways and at different rates
    The framework covers the education and care of your child within the early years setting, including children with additional needs.

The activities and experiences that we provide for your child will underpin the skills they need to work towards the Early Learning Goals in the following 7 areas:

Prime Areas:
β€’ Communication and language
β€’ Physical Development
β€’ Personal, social and emotional development

Specific Areas:
β€’ Literacy
β€’ Mathematics
β€’ Understanding the World
β€’ Expressive Art and Design

In Nursery, we provide a curriculum to develop the whole child. Children learn by first hand experiences, for example, doing, touching, making and seeing for themselves through play. Their social, emotional, creative and physical development is catered for by the various play activities which we offer at Nursery.

Forest School

During our Forest School sessions, we provide opportunities for children to explore and experience the natural world through practical activities and experiences. We build on a child’s curiosity to explore, communicate, experiment and learn. We encourage children to make choices, take risks and reflect on their experiences as an individual and as part of a group.

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30 Hours Funding

If you think you may be entitled 30 hours funding, please follow the link below where you can find out more information:Β 30 Hours Free Childcare

Please do not hesitate to chat to us if you have any questions.

Thank you for visiting our class page.

Mrs Carson, Mrs White and Mrs Blenkinsop

Useful links

Some useful websites to support Nursery learning at home

Documents and Downloads

Newsletter Spring 2022

Newsletter Autumn 2021

Parents Guide

The purpose of this booklet is to help you as a parent/carer find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS.

The document includes information about your child’s next steps and ideas of how you can support them in each area of learning.

Nursery Rhyme Progression