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Nursery Class

Welcome To Nursery Class


In our Nursery Class we deliver high quality learning opportunities for 2, 3 and 4 year old children. The Nursery is incorporated within the Primary School providing a smooth transition into Reception. 


Ofsted 2018 GOOD – “The small group size and effective key person system helps children to settle well and play confidently.”


“…Children are settled, happy and ready to learn because staff provide a welcoming and stimulating environment…”


Our Nursery Class admits children from the age of 2 years. They are located within our early year’s unit of the school, alongside our reception class. The two settings work very closely together, often joining together for activities such as fun days and share resources and facilities. From day one of joining us they share the same vision and ethos as all our St Barnabas pupils, they are immersed into school life as they join the main school for dinner in the hall and a lunchtime play.


We provide a safe and stimulating learning environment, both inside and out, which sparks children’s imagination and curiosity. We promote learning through play and allow children time and space, to explore, discover and develop their own ideas. We use natural materials and open ended resources, such as loose parts, to support creativity and imagination. Individual areas provide a carefully organised and equipped learning environment that meets the children’s needs, interests, and stages of development. Our outside areas provide the children with access to outside play throughout the year direct from the classroom (full waterproofs provided) to provide a free flowing learning environment with a fully equipped mud kitchen and vegetable garden. Skilful adults engage and interact with the children, focusing and expanding on their interests and current development levels, ensuring each child is supported and challenged to reach their full potential.


We have a team of highly qualified and experienced staff, including our Early Years Teacher, working together to provide a rich and stimulating nursery experience, following the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Our Nursery Class is managed by the same senior team as our primary pupils, which enables us to provide consistent and effective relationships with our children and parents. This also means they receive the expert knowledge of all school staff to support their individual needs. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and have high expectations for all our children. We strive to give every child the opportunity to achieve the highest of standards learning and development.


We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.  Hot meals are available for children staying until 1pm or for the full day.


We’re always happy to show parents and children around our school so please don’t hesitate to contact us to arrange a visit.