A big welcome to Nursery!

Our Nursery staff are Miss Day (EYFS Teacher), Mrs Dickson (EYFS Teacher Friday afternoon's) Mrs Rendall (Early Years Practitioner), Mrs Bream (Early Years Practitioner) and Mrs Smith (Lunchtime Supervisor).     


 We have a Nursery class for thirty children, with one intake a year (in September) and sessions run from 08:45 – 11:45. In the first days and weeks, ensuring a smooth transition from home to school is of the utmost importance to us, so parents and carers are encouraged to stay until they are comfortable that their child is settled.

We operate a Key Worker system. Each child has a specific practitioner to support them in the morning and when they go home, as well as liaise between home and school. All our staff are very well qualified in working with young children and are very experienced.  As well as their group work, children also have part of the session where they can decide what they would like to do either inside or in our outside area.  With carefully structured classroom areas, the children soon feel relaxed in the Nursery environment and are able to settle down to activities that they are comfortable with. These activities often change and develop as their confidence develops.

We aim to help the children become confident, independent learners and inquisitive and happy children who are eager to engage in a rich variety of experiences.

All of the Nursery team here at Woodlands are very committed to developing each child's individual potential and feel privileged to be sharing their first stepping stone of education.

Summer Term

This term we have started by looking at 'People who help us.' We will spend a few weeks looking at different types of people who help us and hopefully will have a visit from the police and fire brigade. The children are already loving the new doctors surgery in the role play area.

We will then have a topic based on animals, later in the term, linked with our trip to Paradise Wildlife Park in July. Towards the end of Summer 2, we will focus on transitioning to Reception and helping the children with the upcoming change.

The weekly letter in the home-school book will update you on each week's new topic, as well as give you reminders of upcoming dates and events. Nursery will have an assembly this term so please look out for the date.   

A big focus is ensuring the children can confidently write their own name by the end of the Summer term. Copies of tracing their name are available in a folder in the cloakroom so please help yourselves. Any work you do at home will be greatly appreciated.  

Don't forget to keep up-to-date with your children's learning and progress by looking at their online learning journals or asking their key worker for the paper copy.


We hope the children enjoy their final term in Nursery!  


The Maths Area                                                                        The Carpet/ICT Area


The Discovery Area                                                                The Graphics Station



The Book Area                                                                         The Art Area


The Construction Area                                                             The Snack Area


The Home Corner                                                                    The Small World Area


 NURSERY & PLAYGROUP BROCHURE                                                                                                  


Nursery Autumn Term 2018: /docs/Nursery_newsletter_September_2018.pdf

Nursery Spring Term 2019: /docs/Nursery_newsletter_January_2019.pdf

Nursery Summer Term 2019: /docs/Nursery_newsletter_April_2019.pdf