Welcome to Nursery Class
We aim to provide a nurturing, responsive environment where our youngest learners feel safe and happy, and engage in a range of different experiences, developing confidence, independence, and new skills.
Nursery operates Monday to Friday 8.30-3.30, term-time only, as part of the Crockerne Primary School Early Years phase.
We are a 52-place school-based Nursery, led by a qualified teacher and a qualified Forest School leader.
Informed by the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework and the KMAT Early Years Foundation Stage Policy, we give children the time and space to choose their own learning then enhance this with adult support when necessary. We have access to a fantastic learning environment which includes our own garden with mature trees and growing space; we are also able to use the school library, hall spaces, Forest School area, and playgrounds.
*Our school office deal with the paperwork needed to start Nursery – please contact them on 01275 372659. Please note that children are unable to join Nursery without ALL paperwork being submitted and a suitable transition process being agreed.*
Our learning environment is purposefully organised to allow children time and space to explore and follow their own interests. Extended periods of self-chosen play, supported by responsive adults, give children the best opportunity to demonstrate the characteristics of effective learning which are woven through each of the seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.