Learning in Nursery
Our exciting, vibrant Nursery classroom is a wonderful place where the children are inspired to learn.
We believe that children should have fun as they discover and explore the nursery setting. We provide a rich and varied environment, where children have the opportunities to work independently, alongside peers and with adult support.
We have many areas of provision such as an imagine and create area, a talking table, a mud kitchen in the outside area as well as sand, water, construction, mark making, painting, workshop, reading, music, dough, computing, home corner role play as well as others!
Provision is regularly updated and planning follows the children's interests.
The children are free to choose which area they would like to play in and for how long. The resources in each area are clearly labelled with words and pictures to encourage independence.
The children have access to the outdoors everyday, taking part in focused activities supported by the staff or learning more independently on the equipment to develop their physical development.
The three PRIME areas of the Foundation Stage curriculum are Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language. These areas are crucial and are fundamental in ensuring that the children have a good start to their early education. We spend a lot of time on these areas in Nursery and work together with parents, building positive relationships which enable the children to succeed.
We also work with local colleges such as Leeds College and Leeds Trinity University to offer placements to student teachers and those wishing to work in the childcare sector. All students must have a DBS certificate to ensure they are able to work with children in our school.