Nursery Information

Here are two documents which parents/carers may find helpful:

  • The first is our Information Booklet for parents and families of new children starting at our Nursery.
  • The second is a DfE document called 'What to Expect When'.  This is a really useful guide for parents, to help in supporting their children in the next steps in their learning. 

Organisation of Nursery

During the session the children "freeflow" between the different areas of nursery and are supported in their learning by the staff in those areas. Sometimes staff will set up activities for the children to do and encourage children to take part (adult led activities). Most of the time the children will select their own resources and play activities in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance (child initiated activities)

Children can access areas of provision both inside and in the outside area. Children are always encouraged to look after the resources and tidy up after themselves and to share and play collaboratively where appropriate. There is a group time of approximately 15 minutes during each session where children listen to stories, sing rhymes and songs, have circle time and play  simple phonic and number games. They also have a group story just before going home.

Nursery Dinners

Freshly cooked hot meals are provided for the children who stay for their dinner at nursery. The meals are cooked onsite by our wonderful cook, Mrs Lockwood. The menus rotate so children eat a wide range of meals. We are able to cater for a range of special diets.


  1. 'What to Expect When' guide for parents
  2. Reception Welcome booklet 2016