Who's who?

Jackie Bannister

Nursery Owner


30 years experience in nursery and childcare education – qualified to NVQ Level 4, Advanced Child Protection, First Aid, Health & Safety, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

Sarah Payne

Nursery Manager


22 years experience in nursery & childcare education – qualified to NVQ Level 4, SENCO, Advanced Child Protection, Safeguarding Children, Prevent, First Aid, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

Debbie Broom

Deputy


20 years experience in nursery & childcare education – qualified to CYPWF Level 3, Safeguarding, Prevent, Senco & First Aid.

Lisa Cawley

Nursery Assistant


16 years experience in nursery & childcare education – qualified to NVQ Level 3, Advanced Child Protection, Safeguarding Children, Prevent & First Aid.

Nadia Smith

Nursery Assistant


17 years experience in nursery and childcare education, qualified to NVQ Level 3, Safeguarding Children and Prevent.

Georgia Payne

Nursery Assistant


6 years experience in nursery and childcare education, qualified to Level 3 Early Years Educator, Child Protection, Safeguarding, Prevent & First Aid.

Jodie Stables

Nursery Assistant


8 years experience in nursery and childcare education, qualified to Level 3 Early Years Educator, Child Protection, Safeguarding, Prevent & First Aid.

Louisa Baldwin

Nursery Assistant


2 years experience in nursery and childcare education, qualified to Level 3 Early Years Educator, Child Protection, Safeguarding, Prevent & First Aid.

Sarah Turnock

Nursery Assistant


2 years experience in nursery and childcare education, qualified to Level 3 – Support, Teachers and Learning in Schools. Child Protection, Safeguarding, Prevent & First Aid.

The Nursery School Curriculum

Our approach to teaching

At the Nursery School, we believe that play is educationally powerful, the staff plan individually and jointly on the basic principles of play, using their knowledge of the curriculum and of the children’s developmental stages, they combine adult directed and child initiated activities.

We aim to provide for the intellectual, emotional, social and physical needs of the child.  

Key principles

  • To welcome all children into a fun, stimulating, caring environment.
  • We treat each child as an individual and offer children the opportunity to participate in a variety of experiences that will enhance their skills and knowledge.
  • Encourage children to be independent in their thinking and learning.
  • To learn through play and through first hand experiences.
  • To have access to an enjoyable curriculum. We encourage children to develop a sense of kindness, pride and respect.
  • To develop confidence and enthusiasm to learn.
  • To access different themes and topics throughout their nursery life.
  • To give all children an equal opportunity to learn.

Key Person

Your child’s Key person will ensure their interests and needs are catered for, to help them progress and we all celebrate and share their achievements with you.

We do this via Learning Journals and the use of Tapestry, a secure online Learning Journal program.

The Planning of the children’s learning is linked to the EYFS Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage development.