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Nursery - Early Years Foundation Stage


our nursery team

Mrs Gaskin is our Early Years Practitioner                                                                  

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Rushton and Mrs Smith

Every child has a key worker regardless of how often they attend Nursery.  They take a special interest in your child’s well-being, their specific learning needs and interests.  All staff have time to complete observations and update Tapestry.

Mrs. Dade is the Early Years Leader and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo).

We have a wonderful lunchtime team who look after the children during Catkins lunch club.

outdoor learning

Outdoor learning is a fundamental part of learning and in the EYFS and we operate a                                    free flow system where the children can choose whether to learn outside or inside. The children have access to the outdoor area throughout the day and we set up activities that support and enhance the learning of what we are doing inside. At times these activities can be messy and whilst we do our best not to get too muddy and aim to put on aprons – there are times when the children will get dirty! Please can you provide wellies that we can keep in school.

applying for a place

Our Nursery takes children from the age of 3 upwards.  An application for a nursery place can be made at any time during the year, but please see the table below for application deadline dates (depending on your child's birthday).  Historically, most places are filled on the first round of applications, so please do apply as soon as possible.

Our Nursery Admission policy can be found on the policy page of this website.  Please click here for our Nursery Application Form


CHILD’S BIRTHDAY:     From beginning of // Application Deadline:

1st Sept-31st Dec        Spring Term (after Christmas Holiday)  // End of Autumn Half Term                                    1st Jan-31st March     Summer Term (after Easter Holiday)  // End of Spring Half Term

1st April-31st Aug      Autumn Term (after Summer Holiday)  // End of Summer Half Term

Should places remain after the initial allocation of sessions, these will be available as additional ‘paid for’ childcare.


For information on our curriculum, please see our Curriculum page.

Weekly Parent/Carer updates can now be found in the Newsletters section.

useful websites & information for parents

What to expect, When?  – Guidance to your child’s learning and development