“Assessments show that pupils from Fielding Nursery join
Reception with higher starting points than children from home or other settings”, Kristien Webb, Reception Assistant Head teacher
Our carefully selected staff work closely with families to develop children’s interests and skills, enabling each of them to reach their full potential and readiness to start school.
Our nursery education is led by qualified teachers during school term-time, who have broad and deep experience of teaching the primary age range and early years. Early years practitioners hold a range of qualifications from apprenticeships to post graduate degrees, specialising in early years. During school holidays, the Nursery team continue the care for children with a greater emphasis on play, led by our Nursery manager.
Joining Fielding Nursery is the ideal preparation for starting school. Young children learn best from first-hand experience and by exploring through play. Qualified teachers skilfully blend learning opportunities to increase readiness for school through a mixture of child initiated play and adult led learning. The nursery children thrive in our well resourced provision, we offer a great start to their formal education, we have very happy, confident children moving into Reception Year, whether this is at Fielding Primary or another school.
The education team is supported by play and child care workers. Play is the main focus of our nursery day; young children learn best from first-hand experience through play. Play opportunities are carefully planned and structured around the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.