Hedgehogs is our Nursery provision for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Our Nursery offers a safe, happy and stimulating environment for your child to develop and thrive. Through rich teaching and play-based learning your child will receive the best early start to their education.
Throughout their time with us our children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage ‘Development Matters’ curriculum (2021). The children enjoy a mix of free-flow and small group activities whereby they can access a well-resourced environment, indoors and out.
Development Matters can be found here:
Our Early Years Foundation Stage Lead is Mrs Gillard, who currently teaches our Reception class (Ducklings).
Our Lead Practitioner in Hedgehogs is Mrs Bradish.
She is supported on different days by Mrs James and Mrs Harrison.
Things to bring to nursery
We ask that children wear comfortable and practical clothing, including sensible shoes (without laces to encourage independence). All children will also need a change of clothes and underwear which will be kept in your child’s bag. Please label all items of clothing with your child’s name and be mindful that your child may come home messy, which is purely a sign of a good day! All belongings need to be kept in your child’s bag which is then taken home every day.
Lunchbox and a drinks bottle
If your child is having a packed lunch, please send this in with them in the morning. We also ask that you provide a water bottle for them to drink from throughout the day.
Nappies & wipes
If your child wears nappies please provide them with a sufficient supply for their session. If you would like us to use nappy cream, please provide this as well with their name clearly written on the container.
Please provide your child with a pair of wellies which they can keep in nursery. In colder weather, please send your child with a warm coat, gloves and a hat as we spend lots of time exploring the outdoors.
Please provide a sunhat, sun cream and suitable clothing.
We at St Mary’s School are very proud of our nursery provision and we would welcome any prospective parents or carers to book an appointment to come and meet our staff and see what we have to offer.
Please speak with our school office for more information regarding fees and payment options.
Topmarks Select early years in age group option and this will allow you a few free maths games.
The Family Grapevine This page is full of links to a variety of sites to support home learning
Action for Healthy Kids This link will open a page that is full of links to a variety of physical activity, play and discovery sites
Twinkl Here you will find a variety of topics and activities available for free.
CBeebies There are a wide selection of games and activities available for literacy and numeracy as well as other popular topics.