Welcome to our class

Nursery is led by Mrs L Grant and supported by Ms S Codrington.

Our nursery provides a happy and caring environment where all children are valued equally, their contributions to nursery life are appreciated and acknowledged and where they find security whilst being challenged to give and only accept their best.

What will my child do in Nursery?

We plan for and assess children’s learning in seven areas. These are divided into three prime areas and four specific areas.

Prime areas:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Specific areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive arts and design

The indoor and outdoor environment is set up so that all children can access these areas independently.

We believe in supporting and guiding each individual child’s development to their full potential, and therefore our nursery classes promote the characteristics of effective learning:

Characteristics of Effective Learning

Playing and exploring - Engagement

Finding out and exploring

Playing with what they know

Being willing to 'have a go'

Active Learning - Motivation

Being involved and concetrating

Keeping Trying

Enjoying achieving what they set out to do

Creating and thinking critically - Thinking

Having their own ideas

Making links

Choosing ways to do things