Welcome to Nursery and Reception- Rated Outstanding by Ofsted - February 2019


For parents with children starting in the Reception year in September, we have an open week from Monday 13 to Friday 17 January (10am-11am each day).  There is no need to book, please come along to the school and you will be sure of a warm welcome.

Nursery class teacher – Mrs Vicki Hudson

Nursery teaching assistant – Ms Mandy Budden


Reception class teacher – Mr Phil Baldwin

Reception teaching assistant – Miss Tagg

Reception class teacher - Mrs Blake

Reception teaching assistant - Miss Sims



Our unit is a safe, exciting and stimulating environment focusing on personalised learning for every child. Children can enjoy activities outside and inside every day, gaining skills in all areas of the curriculum. We take pride in our learning environment being clean, tidy and well resourced. We try to follow a ‘less is more’ ethic and encourage the children to take a lead in organising resources and tidying them away.


Please click here to read the recent Early Years Foundation Stage Review Report from October 2018.  We are delighted that this report confirms that the Quality of provision and practice in early years is Outstanding.


We teach three lessons per day. Phonics, Maths and Literacy. We also teach PE, RE, Music and ICT within the week. All these lessons follow the topic theme of the term

To support the learning of Phonics we use Letters and Sounds, the LCP scheme and Jolly phonics.

We have a new ‘Playscape’ which encourages investigation and exploration outside; children can enjoy the challenge of climbing up the rock wall or pumping the water through the steel dam. They learn independence whilst feeling supported by our staff. We offer inspire workshops and reading afternoons where parents are invited to spend time learning with their child.

School opening hours are 8:45am – 3:15pm


Foundation stage topics


Term 1: Ourselves

Term 2: People Who Help Us

Term 3: Traditional Tales


Term 4: British stories


Term 5: Growing


Term 6: Transport


We use the Jolly phonics songs to learn about letter names and sounds.

Have a go at singing them together at home. 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar.