We are a Nursery with 52 part-time places in the morning and 39 part-time places in the afternoon, for children who are 3 and 4 years old. Our friendly and caring atmosphere complements a positive learning environment within the nursery.
Our staff consists of 2 teachers (Mrs Ruth Fletcher and Mrs Ann Morrell) and 2 teaching assistants and we work very closely with the Reception (Foundation 2) staff.
We operate as a combined “Foundation Stage Unit” with 52 Nursery children and 90 Reception children. All these children have access to the whole unit. However Nursery children are taught their “focus activities” by the Nursery staff and Reception children by the Reception staff. The children have the opportunities to access a range of provision covering the seven areas of learning (Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design). We have a fantastic outdoor area where the children can also access a range of activities covering the seven areas of learning.
Morning Nursery runs from 8.35am until 11.35am and afternoon Nursery sessions are from 12.35pm until 3.35pm, so each child has 3- hour daily sessions, therefore comprising 15 hours of free Nursery education each week. Children attend either every morning or every afternoon, 5 days a week.
To apply for a place at our Nursery you will need to fill in an application form for your child which can be obtained by following the link or from our school office. Please note that our Nursery is popular and over-subscribed and that we may not be able to offer you a place immediately, or offer you your first choice between morning or afternoon.
We encourage parents and carers to visit our Nursery to gain a feeling of our vibrant, caring environment. To do so please get in touch in person, by email – firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone – 0115 915 3261.
Kim Brown Early Years Co-ordinator
What we’ve been up to…
Some of our Year 5 children enjoyed their first language trip to watch a French clown at Edale Rise Primary School . They visited the school and then experienced a French restaurant managed by a very funny man and his puppet. All the pupils had a wonderful time and loved the fussball breaktime before the play.
A huge well done to Eddie, Joseph, Walter, Oliver, Kieran, Daniel, Nerys, Megan, Grace , Soraya, Hannah and Maisie, who all competed in a swimming gala this week. The children swam fantastically well, winning many of their races and with some close second places. Overall, the team placed in third position and were delighted to come home with a bronze medal each. The children were brilliant ambassadors for the school, congratulating and cheering on their competitors.
Some children from 1K have written about our trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in May. Just to clarify, Mr Knight was not on the school trip. In Australia he had an altercation with a kangaroo when Mrs Knight, Mr Knight and their family were on holiday in 2015.
Year 1 went to Yorkshire Wildlife Park and the polar bear was sitting in the water. I saw a giraffe in the distance. There were peachy brown camels. I spotted a leopard in the distance. There were 2 brown bears. There were wallabies and there was poo!! I loved my packed lunch. FC
This term year 1 1went to Yorkshire Wildlife Park and we say loads of animals there. WE saw 2 brown bears and we saw a rhino that we eating some grass. I was scared of the tigers and we saw peachy brown camels in a group. We say a baby wallaby in its mothers pouch and there was lots of poo! JH
1K and 1F went to Yorkshire Wildlife Park. We saw lots of animals – tigers, lions and more. Some were very cheeky. The giraffes were tall. I was scared. The teachers guided us. We saw a brown bear just like in the Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you see? book. Nature is clever. We saw a snake. You have to be careful because they are wild. My favourite one was the snake. It was fun. They were weird. BW
Year 1 went to the zoo. I was tempted to go. The animals were east to spot. Some animals were very delicate. It was funny when James and Eloise were acting out when Mr Knight fought a kangaroo. JG
Year 1 went to Yorkshire Wildlife Park. We had loads of fun. I saw some lions and I saw a camel. We learnt about animals. We had the chance to hold the animals and stroke the animals. After we finish we had to wash our hands. Mr Knight fought a kangaroo. We saw a wallaby. You have to be careful. MH
Year 1 went to the zoo. We saw a lion. We went to have lunch. I was terrified of the tiger because they are meat eaters. My favourite animal was the tiger. HA