Welcome to Nursery

Welcome to Devonshire Nursery.  We are open from 8.45am – 3.15pm. Children attend for either a morning or afternoon session and some parents choose to pay for extra sessions in addition to their 15 hours entitlement. There are only a few such places and this will depend on numbers each year.
At the beginning of each session children are free to choose activities from the continuous provision in the classroom and then share a group story in our Quiet Room. These stories are based around our topics and include themes such as; bears, transport, colour, and animals. We plan activities based around our topics and the children’s particular interests. After sharing the story the children are free to choose whether they want to stay inside or access our continuous outdoor provision. We share the outdoor area with the Reception classes. Our activities are a mixture of those led by adults and the children’s independent choices. During each session the children help prepare and eat a range of healthy snacks, which they have helped to choose and purchase from the local shops. Each session is then finished off with a sing-a-long or game.
In Nursery we base our learning on the children’s interests and ideas. The children develop their learning through continuous provision based on the seven areas of learning (taken from the Development Matters Framework).
The seven areas of learning are split into three prime and four specific and are as follows:
Prime Areas
·         Personal, Social and Emotional Development
·         Communication and Language
·         Physical Development
         Specific Areas
·         Literacy
·         Numeracy
·         Understanding the World
·         Expressive Arts and Design
We organise a number of fun outings throughout the year. We’ve recently been on a bear hunt in the woods at the bottom of Caunce Street, we’ve been to Build-a-bear in the Hounds Hill, and we’ve been visited by a vintage double-decker bus linked to the story the ‘Naughty Bus’. We are looking forward to going on a train journey soon.  



Spring 1 2016

Autumn 1 2015