At St Edward’s Nursery we aspire to give all children an exciting and fun introduction to school life. Across the year we deliver a carefully planned balance of adult and child-led learning experiences which aim to give children the skills and confidence they need to go on to start their school careers in Reception.
At St Edward’s CE Primary School we recognise that young children learn best when they are active. We understand that active learning involves other people, objects, ideas
and events that engage and involve children for sustained periods. Therefore, we believe that early years education should be as practical as possible and our setting has an
ethos of learning through play. Throughout each session our children can explore the Nursery environment freely, with access to both our indoor and outdoor learning environments.
Activities and provision are planned carefully to meet the learning needs and interests of all children.
At St Edward’s we offer fulltime Nursery provision, from 8.30a.m. - 3.30p.m. There is also the option of a morning session from
8.30a.m.-11.30a.m. or an afternoon session from 12.30p.m.-3.30p.m. The children are split into three groups (caterpillars, ladybirds
and bumblebees) for circle times and group times which are led by their key workers. Mrs Newcombe is the Nursery teacher and
leads the caterpillar group. She is supported by Mrs Hancox, who leads the bumblebee group, and Mrs Boreham and Mrs Toghill,
who lead the ladybird group.
The Early Years framework provides a long term plan to follow by ensuring that all early learning goals are covered throughout the
academic year. Medium term planning is created and takes into account the individual children’s learning and developmental needs.
Our starting point for planning is from the children’s interests. We have covered a wide range of topics, from animals to pirates and
even a naughty bus!
We actively encourage all parents to contribute to the planning process. Please join us for our halftermly ‘Stay and Play’ sessions
where you will be able to sample some activities alongside your child as well as contribute to their learning journeys. We will post
our weekly newsletters here so that you can keep well informed about what your child is learning at Nursery. Please check the
website regularly for any updates or news.