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Luceat lux Vestra

Let your light shine


Welcome to Nursery's Class Page! I hope you will find the information on this page useful and any questions, please don't hesitate to speak to a member of the Nursery Nurse Team. 

Nursery Class Leader: Miss H. Grimshaw

Nursery Nurse: Mrs Clayton

“Pupils’ attitudes to learning are excellent. 
In the EYFS, children participate eagerly
in the activities provided for them.”

Hello, September 2023!

Welcome to the new term! 

This half-term, the children in the Nursery Class will be involved in lots of play-based activities, group and discussion work based upon 'Ourselves'. 

Our focus book is....

Reading/Phonics support: 

Our Nursery

The Nursery class opens from 8.00am to 4.30pm daily during term time only, and runs for 3 terms each year (the same term dates as the rest of the school).  There is a Holiday Club for parents who require it and an after-school club (4:30pm until 6:00pm).  The Nursery class is small and places are strictly limited. Full and part-time sessions are available. 

Please note that we accept Aged 2 and Aged 3 funding.

In our Nursery classes, children will be encouraged to learn and experience through all aspects of play.  Staff will ensure that your child’s education and development will be an exciting and happy experience.  The school follows the 2021 Early years Foundation Stage Curriculum, which is enhanced with many other activities and learning opportunities.

The importance of play

Children benefit most when they are in charge of their play. When children choose what to play, who to play with, and how to organise their play, they have more fun. Children also develop and learn in all sorts of ways while playing:

  • Climbing helps children build upper body strength, coordination and balance. It helps develop confidence and self-esteem, too.
  • Joking, chatting and making up games with other children helps them develop their communication skills.
  • Running and playing chase helps children get fitter.
  • Walking or running along the tops of walls helps children develop concentration and balance.
  • Jumping off steps, riding a bike, or skipping with a rope helps children develop coordination and confidence in what their bodies can do.
  • Playing make believe develops children’s imagination and creativity. It can help them make sense of difficult things in their life, too.
  • Playing gives children the chance to let off steam and have fun. This is important for them, but it also reduces stress on you – their parents, carers and families.


At Dale House Nursery, we use an online journal provider called ‘Tapestry’ to collect and store your child’s electronic ‘Learning Journey’. Here, your child's key worker will observe, assess and plan your child's next steps. If you would like to see, discuss and/or contribute to your child's Learning Journal at anytime, please ask your child's keyworker.