Our Nursery - Modern Curriculum, traditional values.
Our very well established and popular Nursery has been at the heart of our vibrant village school for many years.
Parents can rest assured that our Early Years team take great pride in ensuring the children in their care develop the vital social and emotional skills they need to be settled, happy and ready to learn.
When weighing up the pros and cons of the many pre-school care options available today, most parents ask what are the advantages of a Nursery based in a school?
The obvious one is that the children have the chance to make those important friendships with children they may be in class with later and for years to come. Being familiar with the staff, the building and the routine is a major asset in those first important days in main school, when it is so much easier for them to settle.
If you already have children in school, you will know the delight the Nursery children (and their siblings!) take in seeing each other around school and how much easier it is to drop off and collect!
Our remarkable and extensive grounds cannot be seen from the road, it is a bit like a secret garden! We do urge you to visit, to see our established and award winning School Garden, the willow weaving, storytelling chair area, mud kitchen, adventure playground and sports fields. The children are so lucky to have all these facilities and Nursery of course have full access.
We are taking applications now for our September 2016 waiting list and still have a few slots available this year. We are working hard to meet local need and we look forward to meeting you and being part of the first steps your child makes in their education in our lovely history- filled village school.
If you would like more information or to look around, please contact school on 0113 3934416.
Early Years Booklet for Parents by 4Children in association with the DFE
We are quite often asked by parents what they can do to help their child's education and development. Sometimes we are asked about what a typical child of their age should be able to do. 4Children in conjunction with the DFE have brought out a booklet for parents that clearly and concisely answers these questions. It can be downloaded here:-
We would strongly recommend parent to download this booklet as it is many parents find it an excellent way to find out more about your child's learning.
“This booklet is fantastic and will really help me know how well my child is developing and learning.”
“I have spent ages on Google trying to find out if Katie is where she should be – this is great!”
We do have a paper copy in school for you to have access to before and after school.
'As you know, being a parent is very special and amazing as you watch your child grow up. It can also have challenges. We hope this booklet will help you to know how your child is developing by highlighting what to expect, remembering that all children are different.' 4children booklet
Below, a short video showing typical activities in our nursery.