Please download our Information Booklet to find out more about the routines and expectations in Nursery. You may also wish to take a look at the Nursery Curriculum Map, which shows you the topics we will be covering in different subjects over the course of the year. Please talk to us if you would like more information.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum is the phase of education from birth to five, with the Reception year representing the final year of the EYFS. This year builds directly on the experiences and skills children bring from their pre-school settings.
There is a strong emphasis on learning through play, being both child-initiated and planned play. The curriculum is delivered through a combination of whole class activities, adult-led focused activities and child-initiated activities.
The curriculum is organised into seven areas of learning:
- Communication and language;
- Physical development;
- Personal, social and emotional development;
- Understanding the world; and
- Expressive arts and design.
The EYFS provides firm foundations for future learning in Key Stage 1 and is consistent with the National Curriculum. We believe that children learn best from practical experiences and ensure the curriculum is delivered in this way as much as possible as well as being linked to the needs and interests of the children.
Communication and language
This area of learning and development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their skills and confidence in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
This area of learning and development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their coordination, control and movement. Children will also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
Personal, social and emotional development
This area of learning and development involves providing opportunities for children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
This area of learning and development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children will be given access to a wide range of reading materials to ignite their interest.
This area of learning and development involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces and measures.
Understanding the world
This area of learning and development involves guiding the children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
Expressive arts and design
This area of learning and development involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings.
How to help your child at home
The booklet below will give you an overview of what to expect from your child in their different developmental stages from birth to the end of Reception. It also offers you helpful, practical ideas to work on with your child at home. You can also find some other resources to support your child’s development
Cubs (Rising 3’s)
We offer extended care from 7.45 a.m. – 6 p.m to Nursery, Reception and Year 1 children only.
Additional core hour sessions (8.45 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. or 12.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.) are charged at £21.00
Lunch time cover (11.45 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.) is charged at £5.00. Hot dinners are £2.40 per day.
Breakfast Club (7.45 a.m. – 8.45 a.m.) is £6.50 which includes a light breakfast.
There are two After school sessions (3.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.) £6.50 excluding tea or (3:30 pm – 6:00 pm) £15.50 including tea.
In order, to ensure we have the correct adult child ratio all regular slots need to be booked half termly but additional slots may be booked with the Nursery Business Administrator, if we have spaces.
Foxes (Rising 4’s)
We offer extended care on a paid basis in addition to the 15 hours free funded sessions for three and four year olds.
Once you have chosen your 15 hours of core sessions (Core sessions are 8.45 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. or 12.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.) you can then book additional morning (8.45 a.m. – 11.45 a.m.) or afternoon (12.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.) sessions at a cost of £20.40.
Lunch time cover (11.45 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.) is charged at £4.90. Hot dinners are £2.40 per day
Breakfast Club(7.45 a.m. – 8.45 a.m.) is £6.30 which includes a light breakfast
There are two After school sessions (3.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.) £6.30 excluding tea or (3:30 pm – 6:00 pm) £15.00 including tea.
Please find below the February holiday club booking form.
Please feel free to contact the Nursery Administrator between the hours of:
8:45 am – 12.45 pm – Monday to Friday
Tel: 01223 714305
Postcode: CB1 8QY
Cubs Room Leader
Foxes Room Teacher
Foxes Room Teacher
In Cubs the children have enjoyed reading and singing songs about a farm. They have started to make some amazing animal art work for our display board. We have really enjoyed playing in oats with diggers and dumpers.
The children are getting very good at making animal noises.
Nursery, What's been happening
Foxes have been learning all about winter and hibernation. We have been on winter scavenger hunts around the school grounds and have made hedgehogs using a variety of media. We’ve also had fun dressing up as different characters and role playing with our friends.
In Foxes, we have been talking about Diwali and lighting divas. We made divas out of clay. We rolled the clay, pressed a hole with our thumb, put in a candle and decorated with beads.
This term, children in cubs have been settling into nursery. They have been making lots of positive relationships with adults and other children and have enjoyed taking part in new activities.
We are doing so well at settling into Foxes room. We have been very busy having lots of fun and learning our new nursery routines. These photos show us busy learning inside and outside.