At St Joseph’s Nursery we believe that a positive start to education is one of the most important gifts we can give to the children in our care. A good Early Years experience is the first building block to the rest of a child’s education. Our aim is to provide the best possible learning experience for every child in our care. To do this, we begin by creating a nurturing environment.
The Nursery has two well equipped classrooms, Butterfly Class and Ladybird Class. There is a large adventure playground at the front of the Nursery and a sensory garden at the back. The children have access to both areas every day.
The Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, and this learning happens
through child and adult led activities, around your child’s interests. Within our classrooms and outside areas, the seven areas of learning are implemented through play based activities. The child’s Key Person will find out what they already know and plan activities to support and develop their learning.
Children are able to join our nursery the term they turn 3 years old. We have limited space
for rising threes. Our children are between 2.5 and 5 years old.
8.40am – The children arrive and self-register
8.40am – 9.00am – Free play
9.00am – 9.15am – Circle time
9.15am – 10.00am – Free play (and the outside areas are open)
10.00am – 10.15am – Snack time
10.15am – 10.35am – Singing or music and movement
10.35am – 11.00am – Free play and supported activities
11.00am – 11.20am – Story time
11.25 – 12.00pm – Lunch
The afternoon session is a repeat although the activities are changed to support the needs of the children.
Nursery finishes at 2.40pm (or 3.20pm if the children are staying for the extended day).
To see our full list of sessions and prices, please see our Charging Structure below:
All our staff attend regular training sessions, this ensures that your child will benefit from the latest teaching techniques.
Miss Diane Haslett
BA Hons Early Years Teaching
Early Years Teacher Status
SENCO/DSL/Behaviour Management Officer
|Butterfly Class||Ladybird Class|
Miss Emma Jones
Butterfly Room Leader & Deputy Manager
Mrs Melanie Martin
Ladybird Room Leader & Deputy Manager
Mrs Mandy Hollis
Mrs Debbie Curlis
Mrs Angela Pickler
Mrs Angela Gillingham
Mrs Rita Ryan
Mrs Kim Frew
Mrs Lorna Thornhill
Mrs Theresa Kelly
Mrs Andrea Torrisi
Mrs Liz Rickinson