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
Team - Train engineers
Client - The Controller
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.