Nursery

Willowbrook Nursery

Willowbrook Nursery provides a warm, welcoming and nurturing environment for all children beginning their education.

We provide places for 52 children aged 3-4 years and we offer free entitlement of up to 15 hours per week. This is available over a minimum of 3 days each week. The Nursery is well staffed, with two Nursery Teachers (Miss Georgia Scott and Mrs Corke), a Foundation Stage Practitioner (Miss Jess Fulls) and Teaching Assistant (Mrs Margaret Bell). We are also lucky enough to have the additional support from a Speech and Language Assistant (Miss Emma Redmond) full time in the Nursery. 

We belive that children learn best through play and our staff guide, support and extend children individually as they involve themselves in the children’s activities. There is a combination of teacher-led and child-initiated activities.

We teach daily phonics, literacy and maths and our planning is otherwise all 'in the moment'. We have a highly skilled team who respond to the childrens needs and learning requirements throughout each day in the well resourced and thought out surroundings. 

We operate a key worker system so that all children build strong and meaningful relationships with the adults in the setting. 

The Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, which is organised into seven Areas of Learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding  the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Our session times are:-

9am-12pm and 12:15pm-3:15pm

Full days and paid additional hours are offered subject to availability of places.

You are very welcome to visit our Nursery. You can arrange this and/or request an application form and more information by telephoning the school office on 01392 466208.             

 

This Summer term the children have been spending a lot of time outside exploring. 

 

    

This has allowed us to improve our physical development, understanding of the world, communication and language skills to name but a few. 

We have found ways to mark make in the outdoors...

The charcoal left over from forest school fires worked a treat on the stones. 

We have also spent time exploring our new polytunnel and smelling the herbs that we helped to plant. 

We also made the most of the sunny weather we have been having!

Hopefully the rest of the term will be just as exciting.