About the Nursery

We are a private nursery, based within the Academy, surrounded by Green Belt and farmland. We offer all year round care for children aged 2-4 years between the hours of 7:45-6:00 daily. Contact us on 01257 462199

We provide a safe, secure and welcoming learning environment for all the children in our care. They have the opportunity to explore the world around them through planned activities both indoor and outdoor. Our role is to help your child develop in all areas including social, emotional, physical, and educational development. Children learn through play, developing new skills that will help them to reach their full potential.

Miss Mawdsley is our Nursery Manager. She has a BA Honours degree in Early Years and is also an Early Years Teacher (EYT). She has many years experience working with children aged from 0-5 years. She along with the deputy managers Mrs Hill and Miss Norburn ensure that the early years team are providing all the children in our care with the best possible start.

Mrs Hill is our Deputy Manager she also has a BA Honours degree in Children, Schools and Families as well as her EYT. Mrs Hill has been working with children for many years now and leads the 2-3year olds room. She provides a calm and welcoming environment for all the young children many of them who are starting nursery for the first time.

The EYFS Framework

Every child is A Unique Child who is constantly learning and developing. Children learn to become resilient, capable, confident and self-assured individuals. Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and Positive Relationships with parents and/or a key person. Children need Enabling Environments to learn and develop well at nursery. The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning. Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. All areas of Learning and Development are equally important and interconnected.

The Framework covers the education and care of all children, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Each area of learning and development is implemented through planned purposeful play based activities that are a mix of child-initiated and adult-led activities. The curriculum is set out into seven areas of learning and development:

Prime Areas:

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

Specific Areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematic
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

When planning and guiding your children’s activities, we reflect on the different ways that children learn. We consider three Characteristics of Learning:

  • Playing and Exploring
  • Active Learning
  • Creating and Thinking Critically