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Welcome to Nursery


Nursery 2018-2019 is now full.


However we are taking applications for the future. If you would like your child to come to our Nursery please call the school to make an application or ask any questions.


2 year old funding

We have limited spaces available for some rising 3's in the 2019-2020 academic year. 

If you child turns 3 between September and December 2019 please get in touch, we may have a nursery space for your child. 



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 Cole - HLTA

Mrs Bailey - HLTA (Mondays and Tuesday mornings)

Mrs Cowley - Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Coldwell - Teaching Assistant

Miss Wilson - 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, 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.


This term we have been exploring drama and how we can use it in our learning. The children have loved using dramatic conventions in their independent play. 


Team - Train engineers

Client - The train station controller


Picture 1 We explored trains, people and feelings within our first few weeks of Nursery.
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Picture 4 We were introduced to The Controller. He was not happy.
Picture 5 The passengers on the train were not very happy!
Picture 6 The train had derailed and the track was broken. The controller needed a team of engineers to fix it.
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Picture 8 We planned.
Picture 9 We hammered.
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Picture 11 We built.
Picture 12 "Are you happy now?"
Picture 13 The controller was happy with our work!

Team - Train engineers

Client - The Controller



Nursery Mantle Spring 2019

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Mrs Liles, in role as a train engineer has been modelling what we need to do for the Controller. The team have their name badges on so they know what role they are in and what they need to do!

Nursery Mantle Spring 2019

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The children have been independently looking out of the train window and seeing what is at each stop. They are using their mark making skills to draw what they can see.

Nursery Mantle Spring 2019

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The children have draw and made marks for what they can see. Our work is now ready to use so we can create a map on the train line and the different stops.
Picture 1 The controller gave us our next task. We needed to check the train stations.
Picture 2 Where were they? What were they called? What did they look like?
Picture 3 Little Red Riding Hood's stop
Picture 4 The Three Little Pig's Stop
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Picture 6 The King's Castle
Picture 7 Our pictures helped make a map of the train line.
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Picture 10 We needed one last stop.
Picture 11 It was called Winterland...
Picture 12 Winterland was cold, as cold as ice!
Picture 13 We created winterland and began our journey.
Picture 14 On the journey we saw an igloo, we looked inside.
Picture 15 In side was the princess, she had a dress...
Picture 16 earrings, high heeled shoes and...
Picture 17 ...tears falling down her face.
Picture 18 The princess was crying in the igloo.
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Picture 20 The princess was crying in the cold igloo.



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 Bailey and Mrs Liles 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.