Our Little Dragons Nursery is based in our Walled Garden. It’s bright, colourful, and welcoming, with its own dedicated area for our over 2s which has been designed to meet their needs and encourage them to enjoy our exciting, ever-changing range of free-flow activities. It's a very special place for children to enjoy their first experience of learning through play outside of the home environment. Attending our nursery also guarantees automatic entry into our Reception.
In the Walled Garden that surrounds our Nursery, there are climbing frames to conquer, ride-on toys on which to mount expeditions, and a flower and vegetable bed to sow. All our children enjoy the woodland forest school area, which includes an all-weather play area, an extensive garden with planting beds, a boat house, sandpit, a mud kitchen, wigwams and tunnels for exploration.
Beyond the wall, a wide and wonderful world awaits them. The children, accompanied by their teachers, frequently explore our beautiful and extensive school grounds and venture into the woods to discover more about the natural world. When the children have used up all their energy playing, exploring or being creative, they can tuck into healthy snacks or lunch, depending on the time of day. There’s quiet time after lunch for those children who need to sleep in our rest and sleep room or just to relax and recharge their batteries ready for the next activity.
Our Little Dragons follow the Development Matters Curriculum, more details here, and a ‘key worker’ is assigned to each child, who is responsible for reviewing and monitoring each child’s learning and development, allowing for activities to be planned around individual abilities. They are also responsible for their care, safety and well-being. At each step of the learning journey, every parent/guardian gets a unique on-line record through Tapestry of their child’s development, helping you to keep in touch every step of the way.