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Welcome to Nursery


Nursery is now full for this academic year.


We are currently taking applications for the future. If you would like your child to come to our Nursery please call the school to make an application. We will currently take children the term after their third birthday. Please call the school if you have any questions.



Woodrow First School Nursery 


Nursery is home to our schools youngest children and are taught and supported by:


Mrs Williams - Nursery Teacher

Mrs Liles - Nursery Nurse

Mrs Paxton - HLTA

Mrs Tolley - HLTA (Wednesday mornings)

Miss Cole - HLTA (11.30 - 12.00)

Miss Wilson - Teaching Assistant and Lunchtime Assistant

Mrs Hirst - Lunchtime Assistant

Mrs Styling - Lunchtime Assistant


Nursery children are split into two sessions:


AM - 8.45 - 11.45

PM - 12 noon - 3.00





What's going on in Nursery?


Each term we ensure that we cover each area of the EYFS curriculum. We also use Mantle of the Expert to bring our curriculum to life! If you would like some more information about our plans for this term and how our Nursery and Foundation stage unit runs then please look at the planning and information below.

Mantle of the Expert


This is the first experience the children have with Mantle of the Expert and we begin in Nursery by introducing the good listening rules, a client and a problem that we need to fix for them. We try to keep one element of our Mantle the same for the year to help the children remember all the fantastic work they have done. For example, this year we are a team of chefs working for our client, Daniel. This is likely to stay the same throughout the year. Mantle of the Expert gives our children a great opportunity to explore the world around them, their own stories and work as a team to solve problems.


Autumn Term


This term we have become a team of chefs. We have been working for Daniel, helping him to create a café. We have make sandwiches and biscuits and served the customers. Thank you to all of the parents who came in to our café and enjoyed our delicious shortbread.




We did such a great job in the café, Daniel has sent us on a special journey to work for a special friend of his. We travelled to China to prepare a Chinese feast for their new year celebrations.


We then got on our boat to the island of Hawaii. We had a very special package to take with us it had the word 'fragile' on the side. Inside was a selection of different eggs. We needed to know which one we could use in our cooking. We spoke to many animals on the island, turtles, birds, frogs, snakes. We eventually decided that the chicken eggs were the best choice for out recipe



Some of our fantastic chefs!

Some of our fantastic chefs! 1
Some of our fantastic chefs! 2
Some of our fantastic chefs! 3



We are very fortunate to have a swimming pool on the school site. In the Spring term we begin to take our Nursery children to the pool. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children to begin to build their confidence in and around water. The children are supervised and supported by at least 2 adults in the pool and by Mrs Paxton and Miss Wilson on the side. The children are taken in groups of no more than 13 and are provided with armbands and buoyancy aids to support their level of water confidence.


The children this year have loved their first experiences in the pool. It is lovely to see so many children with great water confidence so early in the year.