Nursery

St Lawrence Nursery believes that children learn best through play. We appreciate the learning which takes place when children are able to follow their own ideas, and are supported by an adult who can enable their learning by respecting, understanding and allowing children empowerment over their environment.

We strive to create a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment, which fosters individual needs. We believe in empowering the children by offering them opportunities to make decisions and solve problems.

By offering an engaging curriculum, it is our aspiration that each child will develop a positive outlook, a better appreciation of the world around them and acquire a lifelong love for learning.

Our vision for future development is to continue to offer high quality provision to the community, which is open and inclusive to all, supporting children’s individual needs.

Children are eligible for Nursery Education Funding, for 6 sessions a week (15 hours), from the term after their third birthday. Two Year Old funding is also available for eligible children.

On joining our nursery your child will be allocated a named Key Person who will responsible for settling your child into the group and helping develop their confidence and social skills.

Opportunities are created through planned and child initiated activities which are catered to your child’s current interests. All of the resources are available to the children independently. We believe that real experiences are key to children’s learning and development, and offer real crockery in the role-play area, along with using bricks and building equipment and also providing grass within the small world area, to support play with dinosaurs, farm & safari animals.

The children have free access to our outside area and are encouraged to explore and investigate their surrounding environment. We organise visits for the children each term including the Carding Mill Valley, the Play park, Rectory Woods, the Library, the Church and the local amenities. At the end of the year we organise a Summer Garden party to celebrate some of our older children going to school.

Our daily routine is flexible including a balance between child initiated time and adult led activities.