“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 early years staff work closely with families to encourage and develop further the children’s interests and skills, this enables each child to have the best start in supporting them to reach their full potential and readiness for school.
Our nursery education is led by qualified teachers during school term-time, our teachers have broad and deep experience and knowledge of teaching primary age and early years children. Our early years practitioners hold a range of qualifications from apprenticeships to post graduate degrees, specialising in early years. During the school holidays the learning continues, and the nursery team continue the care for the children with a greater emphasis on play and exploration, 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, our 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 and have very happy, confident children moving into Reception Year, whether this is at Fielding Primary or another School. We pride ourselves in offering excellent opportunities for your child to grow and develop in a safe and secure environment.
The education team is supported by a team of play and child care workers. Play is the main focus of our nursery day, all play opportunities are carefully planned and structured around the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.