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This app has some great ideas for children from 0-5 and is well worth downloading.

Scan the QR codes to find the app, or search the Google Play or Apple stores for "How I learn: helping children to be school ready" (by Seven360 LLP)


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Top Tips for using the app:

  • The app is not designed to be used by children independently. It is there to give parents ideas of activities they can do at home.
  • Make sure you click the ‘tips’ section at the bottom of each activity for further information or ideas.
  • The book reading videos are not intended as a replacement for sharing stories - no app can replace sharing stories together!
  • Please watch this video to get started




Nursery 2019 - 2020 is now full.


We are taking applications for September 2020!


We may have a space for you if:


 - Your child turns 3 before 31st August 2020. 


 - You are eligible for the 2 year old funding and your child turns 3 before 31st December 2020.


We also have a small number of 30 hour funded spaces available if:


 - Your child turns 3 before 31st of August 2020.


 - You are eligible for 30 hour funding.


Please contact school as soon as possible and leave your details if you would like to apply for a space. 





2 year old funding

We have limited spaces available for some rising 3's in the 2020-2021 academic year. 

If you child turns 3 between September and December 2020 please get in touch, we may have a nursery space for your child. 


Please see the flyer or link below for more information.


30 hours funding

We also have limited full time nursery spaces available for families who qualify for the 30 hours funding. Please get in touch to discuss this further. 


If you are interested in our Nursery and would like to discuss our provision further, please get in touch. 



Please call us on - 01527 527619

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

Miss O'Mahoney - HLTA

Mrs Cole - HLTA (All day Mondays and on Wednesday mornings)

Mrs Hawkesford- Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Coldwell - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Robinson - Lunchtime Assistant

Mrs Styling - Lunchtime Assistant


Nursery children are split into two sessions:


AM - 8.45 - 11.45

PM - 12 noon - 3.00


30 hour children are in school form 8.45am - 3.00pm




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, last year we were a team of chefs working for our client, Daniel.  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. I wonder where our Mantle will take us this year? Watch this space for more information.



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 another adult on the side. The children are taken in small groups of 6 and are provided with armbands and buoyancy aids to support their level of water confidence.