Welcome to Nursery

Our Early Years Philosophy:

‘Play is the answer to how anything new comes about’ Jean Piaget

In Nursery it is our aim to provide a warm, welcoming environment, where every child feels happy, secure and nurtured. We understand that happy children who feel safe and listened to become confident learners. Each child’s self-esteem is promoted through positive encouragement, specific praise and tailored support.  Highlighting and celebrating the positives throughout each Nursery session ensures that all of our children have a clear understanding of our high expectations of them and they are therefore really proud of themselves, and each other, when they continue to achieve them.

Children learn best through first-hand experiences so we encourage discovery through play and active learning. Areas are regularly enhanced in order to provoke curiosity and build upon what children already know and can do so that they experience regular success and therefore develop in confidence. Each child’s creativity and problem solving skills are promoted through the choices they regularly make about which areas to access and who their play partners will be. The adults skilfully scaffold and extend the children’s learning throughout the session through well timed comments and questions and through ‘wondering’ out loud. Although we have planning in place with ideas to introduce throughout the Nursery year the children’s interests always take precedence and we will regularly adapt our plans in order to follow their curiosities and interests.

Our children always have access to the outdoor environment as we follow the Scandinavian philosophy that there is no bad weather, only bad clothes. We embrace the different seasons and weather and use them as teaching tools for our children to experience first-hand.

‘The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky’

Margaret McMillan (1925)

Learning outside of the classroom supports the development of healthy and active lifestyles by offering children opportunities for physical activity, freedom and movement, promoting a sense of wellbeing. Outdoor play also supports children’s problem solving skills and nurtures their creativity, imagination, inventiveness and resourcefulness.

This academic year we have also signed up to complete The Daily Mile in order to improve the children’s fitness and their social and emotional wellbeing. It involves making a commitment to be active as a class for 15 minutes each day. This doesn’t necessarily have to be through running, although most children like to run around with their chosen friends. It can also be walking and talking with friends / adults or a combination of walking and running. The only certainty is that we are all outside in the fresh air having fun together for 15 minutes every day.

More information on the Daily Mile can be found here:



Nursery Team

Mrs Brownrigg


Mrs Burke


Miss Morgan


Important Information

New Nursery Admissions

Due to the ongoing restrictions with the Covid19 virus we have decided to make our Nursery Application Form available online so that it is easily accessible to those parents who would like their child to begin their learning journey within our School. If you have telephoned the School but have not yet completed an application form could you please do so as soon as possible.

Please click on the link below and save the document to your computer before entering personal details.

Completed forms can be emailed to our Nursery Teacher at – donna.brownrigg@parkbrowprimary.co.uk

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Admission to Reception Class September 2020

Will your child be 5 years old between September 2020 and August 2021?

If so, the national closing date for submitting your application is 15th January 2021.

If you would like any more information about this please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff.

You can find out more information about the procedures and make an online application by visiting:

What is Development Matters

Development Matters is guidance material to support the teaching and implementation of the statutory requirements of the EYFS for Nursery and Reception age children.

Medium Term Plans

Curriculum Highlights

Please click on the images below to see some of the exciting activities we have enjoyed in Nursery.