Welcome to Nursery
The Nursery at Addison is an integral part of the school.
It is situated on the ground floor within the school building so children have easy access to a large outdoor space. Our garden is safe and secure and the Nursery children have sole use of the area.
Both the indoor and outdoor areas are considered of equal importance in providing the children with a range of opportunities that are relevant and engage them in learning. Children are encouraged to be independent and become confident, sharing their ideas and experiences with others.
Our approach to teaching is child-centred where every child is an individual, with their own special skills and talents to be valued. It is important that every child has a happy and positive first experience of school and one where they feel safe and confident to express themselves and take the next steps in their learning and development.
During their school day, children in our Nursery enjoy a range of activities, including teacher-led carpet time, story time, and full access to the rest of the school's resources including PE and music lessons. Their education is assessed against the EYFS curriculum. A snack is provided, and lunch is available to those children staying a full day.
By joining our Nursery, you are showing a genuine commitment to applying to our Reception once your children becomes statutory school age.
We know that early intervention is vital and because of this we hope that any child in our Nursery will transfer into our Reception and experience a full education at Addison Primary School from the age of 3 to 11 as this will provide them with the best possible start in life.
DfE has published a new guide for parents, produced by Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre. 'What to Expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage' It aligns with the new Development Matters to help practitioners engage with parents about their child’s development.
DfE has also published a new guide for practitioners, produced by Pen Green Children’s Centre - 'A Celebratory Approach to Working with Children with SEND – Giving additional support in the Early Years' to help practitioners who may be supporting children who require additional help or children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.