Foundation Stage 1 – Nursery

To stay up to date with what we are doing each week, please visit the Nursery section of the school blog:

Nursery Blog Page

 welcome signTo Nursery

Meet our Nursery Team:

Miss Langford

Mrs Bennett

Miss Bowen


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At Marlfields Foundation Stage we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which is split into 7 curriculum areas:

Prime Areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication & Language
  • Physical Development

Specific Areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design

We aim to provide a variety of learning opportunities, through topics of interest to the children. We would therefore kindly ask you to keep us updated with anything your child shows an interest in, so that we can work from their interests.

Things to note:

  • Each Friday is Forest Friday and we spend the morning up in the woods or out in the local area, investigating and exploring.
  • We spend a lot of our time outside and ‘getting messy’ – please ensure that children are dressed appropriately for this.
  • Thursday Morning 9-9:20: Thumbs Up Thursday – this is your chance to share a story with your child and have a look through their ‘Learning Journey’ to watch them grow!
74497___gustavorezende___Kids_6_03 Our School Day….
Nursery sessions are for children aged 2 to 4.
The morning session starts at 9.00am and runs until 12.00pm.

We have milk and fruit at around 10:30 for our snack.

Lunch time provision is available from 12.00pm to 1.00pm where lunch is provided at a cost, or you can send a packed lunch.
The afternoon session starts at 1.00pm and runs until 4.00pm.

Full Days run from 9-3pm if you are using funded hours for lunch times, or 9-4pm if you choose to fund the additional hour.

We have a fantastic outdoor learning environment and offer a free-flow system between the indoor and outdoor learning environments.

Parents as Partners:
We value our Parents at Marlfields Foundation Stage and we take every opportunity to develop a learning partnership between home and school.

‘Stay and Play’ events, we will continue to deliver these termly … watch this space for more information!