Nursery Provision

Children from 2 – 4 years are taught in differentiated groups within the Nursery, consisting of Toppers and Lasers. The children learn through purposeful, planned play activities and the flexible structure of the Nursery allows pupils to work at a pace appropriate to their abilities as they progress through the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. The fluidity offered by the Nursery ensures that a child can begin more advanced work when he/she is ready to do so.


Nursery builds on the Daycare structure. Sessions in the Nursery are designed to enable children to become happy, motivated and engaged learners. The Nursery curriculum follows the Early Years Foundation Stage framework:

  • The Unique Child
  • Positive Relationships
  • Enabling Environments
  • Learning and Development

A child’s Key Person will provide suitable play-based activities which focus on his / her current stage of development based around the seven areas of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive arts and design

In addition, French is part of the weekly curriculum and is taught through activities which are fun such as songs and games. There are also sessions in cookery, ballet and sports activities. Nursery children make use of The Royal Junior School Library. Members of the wider community are invited to visit the Nursery on a regular basis to enhance the children’s learning.