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Seedlings Nursery

Welcome to Seedlings



Welcome to Seedlings where you will find enthusiastic young explorers who enjoy learning through play inside and outside in our calm and purposeful environment. We are learning to be independent and developing a "have a go" attitude at the beginning of our school journey.


We are supported daily by our Nursery Teacher Mrs Baum and our Nursery Nurse Mrs Tunks who is also assisted by Mrs Butler on a Friday.


We also go to Forest School with Mrs Potts and Mrs Bond.


Term 1 - This is Me!


We are looking forward to a busy and exciting first term. Our first few weeks will centre around 'ourselves' as we settle into our new routines, get to know each other, find out about our homes and families and have lots of fun playing with our new friends!


As the term progresses, we will be thinking about how we use our bodies, exploring our senses, finding out about being healthy and what makes us happy!


We will also be looking out for changes and discovering lots of signs of Autumn around the school environment and Nursery garden.



A Day in Nursery


We come in at 8:45am with our grown-up and self-register using our name cards. We choose inside until carpet time at 9:00am when we have a good morning song with lots of movement to wake us up - then we have a circle time activity.

At 9:15am we choose from activities inside and outside (whatever the weather!), playing and exploring and sometimes we will work with an adult in a group. 

We sit down for a healthy snack in a group with an adult and at 11:10am.

We all tidy up before sitting down for singing and a story and singing our 'goodbye song' at 11:45am.


We have Forest School on a Wednesday morning.

We have movement and physical development time with Mr Bedwell on a Thursday morning.


Caterpillar Club

If your child is attending Caterpillar Club (the afternoon session in nursery), their timings will be slightly different:

We come in at 09:00am.

We join in with the morning session as detailed above.

At 12:00pm we wash our hands and get ready for lunch.

We eat our packed lunch until 12:30pm and then have some quiet time in class.

Then we take part in an adult led activity from 12:50pm - 1:00pm.

After this, we have time to get busy and explore the indoor and outdoor environment until 2:20pm.

Now, we all help to tidy up.

At 2:30pm we sit on the carpet for a final story time or group session.

Then, at 3:00pm, we sing 'goodbye' and it is time to go home.


If you are eligible to claim 30 hours free child care provision, your child may attend nursery from 9:00am - 3:00pm for free. You can check if you are eligible here: 


If you are not eligible to claim 30 free hours but would still like to send your child to Caterpillar Club in the afternoon, then you may pay to do so.

We have priced our afternoon session competitively at £12.50 a session (£62.50 per week).


We ask that, if you would like your child to attend Caterpillar Club, they do so for the entire week (Monday - Friday).


If you have questions, please get in touch with Mrs Baum or the school office and we will be happy to help. 

Nursery timetable - subject to change

Spaces still available for Caterpillar Club!