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At Poppies, careful consideration is given to each individual child's needs and stage of development. The transition to nursery class is sensitively planned with the staff and parents.


Our Nursery Class provides care and education to children aged from approximately 3 years and 9 months to 5 years.  Activities are planned in conjunction with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the seven areas of learning.  


There is a more structured approach in our Nursery Class and our aim is to create a learning environment where the atmosphere is informal and fun.


The equipment provided has been carefully chosen to enable children to learn through their play, build on their team work skills and also to develop a growing confidence and independence. Early I.T. also plays a part in the nursery class day and computer skills are developed with support and encouragement.


We use literacy, numeracy and creative activities to enhance the children's learning. These skills are also nurtured in our book corner where children enjoy looking at books with friends. Story time also forms an important part of the nursery day. Children have free access to sand, water and paint everyday.  


Children benefit from ample opportunities to develop their imaginative role play and are encouraged to express themselves as individuals.

The Nursery Class

"Our children have had the most wonderful fun, play centred and caring start to their lives with you and we thank you enormously for their time with you. Barnaby still enjoys coming to say hi and I don't really think Annabella has realised yet that she'll be truly leaving on Tuesday. With sadness but huge warmth and gratitude"

The Smith Family - 24/07/14 "

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Ofsted - "Children are highly motivated and eager to learn due to the very stimulating environment and the exciting and challenging activities that reflect and build on their individual needs and interests."