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St Elisabeth's CE Primary School

St Elisabeth's CE Primary School

Nursery Information

Welcome to our Nursery  Page 

Our Nursery team are:  Mrs Allison, Mrs Johnson and Mrs Butler 

Our bright, welcoming and stimulating learning environments in both Nursery and Reception reflect our ethos.  We consider our EYFS classes to be very  special place where children feel happy, secure and valued. In an environment such as this, children develop confidence, a range of skills (life-long), and a love of learning – the perfect foundations for entering school life. Christian values are at the heart of all that we do and the themes of friendship, endurance, thankfulness run throughout our busy days.

A typical day in EYFS - Nursery starts with our open door policy where we welcome your child into our setting. 

We teach a range of carpet sessions through the day followed by focussed group activities (indoor and outdoor). In between these times, your child will be encouraged to carry out independent learning in our ‘Continuous Provision’ areas. In these areas, we provide a range of well-planned, purposeful and stimulating resources to promote fun, challenging and child-led learning experiences.

Our curriculum is tailored to our children’s interests and needs therefore is flexible and varied, and, as a result, our children are engaged and enthused.

In Early Years (Nursery and Reception), we are introducing a new curriclum called the International Early Years Curriculum which is committed to eight  Learning Principles:

1. The earliest years of life are important in their own right.

2. Children should be supported to learn and develop at their own unique pace.

3. Play is an essential aspect of all children’s learning and development.

4. Learning happens when developmentally-appropriate, teacher-scaffolded and child-initiated experiences harness children’s natural curiosity in an enabling environment.

5. Independent and interdependent learning experiences create a context for personal development and are the foundation of international mindedness.

6. Knowledge and skills development lead to an increasing sense of understanding when children are provided with opportunities to explore and express their ideas in multiple ways.

7. Ongoing assessment, in the form of evaluation and reflection, is effective when it involves a learning-link with the home.

8. Learning should be motivating, engaging and fun, opening up a world of wonder for children where personal interests can flourish.

 

For Nursery, we offer the full 30 hours (full time) and fifteen hours of weekly provision provided free by the Government. The 15 hours is available as a split week (Mon morning to Wednesday lunchtime or Wednesday lunchtime to Friday afternoon). You are also offered the chance to pay a ‘top up’ fee should you wish your child to attend additional sessions. 

If you require further information, we have information packs which can be sent out on request. Alternatively, make an appointment to pop in and see us – we would love to show you around.

Most of our learning is through play which is an integral part of Nursery and therefore learning is fun. All this involves team work including the tremendous support received from colleagues and parents. Mrs Ashworth and the team truly believe that children can do anything they aspire to and to do that they need the right environment and encouragement.