Early Years Foundation Stage – Nursery

Our Staff Team :

Teachers : Mrs Stephanie Maddock is the teacher in the Nursery.

Teaching Assistants : Mrs Gaskin is our Early Years Practitioner.  Our teaching assistants are Mrs Albrow, Miss Allan, Mrs Mott and Mrs Scott.

All teachers have time for Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA).  Mrs Gaskin will be covering in Nursery  at this time.

Mrs. Dade is the Early Years Leader and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo).

Our Catkins staff are Mrs Albrow, Miss Allan, Mrs Mott and Mrs Scott.

Nursery and reception curriculum

To view a booklet that helps you as a parent/carer find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years please click here.

Weekly Update – 11.05.2018

This week we opened our pet shop in our role play corner and the children chose pets that they would like to buy. We talked about what things we needed to get to take care of different animals. The children were very interested in the toy squeaky mice, which live in a cage. We also had lots of dogs, fish, cats and even a snake!

If you have any clean, empty, pet food boxes, please could we have them to play with – such as dog/cat biscuits or fish food tubs. A few children have been to visit Pets at Home and we looked at the photos on the big Smart board.

Thank you to those parents who put photos on Tapestry of their pets. It has given the children the opportunity to develop their communication skills, talking as an “expert” about how to care for their special pet. Please do keep adding your photos for us to share.

Next week we are going to talk about the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the children will make things linked to the celebration. On Tuesday we are going to make “wedding” cup cakes. The next day we will decorate them, to eat at snack time.


If you have any family wedding photos at home, you could look at them and talk about your memories of the special day and explain how families like to celebrate by wearing special clothes, eating cake and places that people like to get married.


We hope you all have a lovely weekend, from the Nursery Team.


The Nursery Team

Date for your diary:
26th June EYFS Story Trail we will be doing this with the with Reception children. There will be 2 sessions; in the morning with Sunshine Class and the afternoon with Rainbow Class. We will let you which group the children who stay all day will be doing next week. This is a series of activities linked to the story Jack in the Beanstalk for you and your child to do together! More details to follow.

Finally a reminder we are having our class photos on Tuesday.

Have a lovely weekend
The Nursery Team