• We have a wide range of high quality resources and provide well planned, age appropriate activities that are fun and from which children can choose.
  • Play is at the heart of all we do – it is in their play that children learn at their highest level.
  • Staff will play with the children to help develop their ideas and support their concentration.
  • The day usually follows a similar routine with a visual timetable so that the children know what will be happening.



Depending on each child’s age and stage we adapt the day as appropriate.  For example, we recognise that the youngest children can only listen for very short periods of time, and therefore we have short adult-led sessions. As the children get older we begin to expect them to concentrate for longer.




The Curriculum

Please click on the link to see our STEM Ambassadors Certificate.    STEM CERTIFICATE Nursery and Reception Proposed Long Term Plan 2020 The Early Years Foundation Stage Document is used to plan for children’s developmental and learning needs.  It has four themes which are: A Unique Child; Positive Relationships; Enabling Environments and Learning and Development. Our …

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Outdoor Learning

Outdoor play forms an important part of our day.  We try to operate a system where the children have free-flow to the outdoors, so that they can decide if and when they want to be outdoors.  We work outside with children all year round and we will go outside in all weathers, except the very …

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Dinner Time

            The children are served  their dinner in the school hall just before the other pupils and enjoy their lunch with the whole school.  They can either have a school dinner or they can bring a packed lunch. School meals are free to all children in Reception.  There is a …

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What if my child has additional needs?

Please talk to us if you have any concerns about your child or if you are aware of any additional needs that your child may have.  We understand that additional needs covers a lot of different things; we will work hard to meet your child’s needs so that they can be fully included in school …

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Messy Monsters Group

NOT RUNNING AT THE MOMENT Every Friday afternoon Sarah and Kayleigh run a Messy Monsters pre-school play session from 1.30-3.00pm. The session is open to mums, dads and care-givers of pre-school age children.  Babies and toddlers of all ages can get really messy!  At Messy Monsters the children experience sensory activities and the parents and …

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30 Hours & Funding

If you are eligible for the 30 hours of free Nursery child care there are a variety of ways at Furness Vale that you can take up those hours.  We have produced the grid below to show some of the options available – please talk to Nursery staff to discuss your particular needs. Monday Tuesday …

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Staff at our Nursery

Staff at School Your child will be in a mixed Reception and Nursery EYFS area. The teachers that lead the class are: Miss Louise Nicholls (Teacher) Miss Kayleigh Gill (Teaching Assistant) Mrs Sarah O’Neill (Teaching Assistant)     (Staff photos to be updated as soon as we can!)  

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Nursery Gallery


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