The Nursery at Linton Primary was established in the early 1990s. It offers a balance of high quality early education within a nurturing and caring environment to children from Linton, Castle Gresley and the surrounding areas.
Staff are highly qualified and experienced within early years’ education and the Nursery also benefits from having specialists in Maths, English and Special Educational Needs and Disability on hand within the school community.
We work closely with the parents and families of children in our Nursery to support the differing needs of each child, aiming to ensure that the transition to school is as seamless and stress free as possible. Each child has a Learning Journey which is available to parents and which they are invited to contribute to. Parents’ Consultations are held during the year, giving an opportunity to meet the class teacher, however, our open door policy means that staff are always available at the beginning or end of each session or by email if any concerns arise.
We have strong links with local childminders, working in close partnership.
We welcome visitors to see our Nursery in action by prior arrangement.
A typical day……
1. Meet and greet
3. Free flow play: a choice of activities in each area of the EYFS curriculum
4. Story Room- Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle- News
5. Number chant and number of the day
6. Short Teacher led group session. Each day focusses on an area of the EYFS curriculum
7. Free flow play, inside and out. We go outside in all weathers as long as it is safe to do so.
8. Café style snack. Milk, water and a choice of fresh fruit and vegetables available from 10am.
9. Tricky word of the day
10. Teacher and TA led phonics sessions
11. Free flow play, inside and out. We go outside in all weathers as long as it is safe to do so.
12. Talk 4 Writing. Focussing on a story or rhyme each week through interactive activities
13. Story time, songs and rhymes
During the week we also do cooking, dough disco, Forest School
or Yoga Bugs.
What families of Nursery children say about Linton Nursery
The staff are amazing and take time to get to know each child individually
Care is taken to ensure new ways are implemented to help children shine bright instead of being left behind
I have been really impressed with how much B has learnt during her time at Nursery and am so proud she will be starting school able to read and write.
We are very proud of R. He has come on so much and we are incredibly proud of what he has achieved during his time in Nursery
I am proud beyond belief of L. The transition he has made from a tiny toddler to a mucho-confident 4 year old is amazing!
The effort you, Mrs Green and Mrs Cantrill go to for L and the others encourages and inspires me to do my best for his learning at home!
H has enjoyed his time in Nursery and it has built his confidence up enormously.
What Ofsted say about Early Years’ Provision
Children make a good start in the Nursery and Reception years. The proportion who achieve a good level of development is above average and has risen over the last two years.
The leadership of the early years is strong. Regular assessments record the progress of the children. Careful records are used well to plan the next stage of each child’s learning.
Adults plan all aspects of learning carefully. This includes learning through well-structured activities outdoors. Activities directed by adults often encourage children to develop their learning by making choices.
The Nursery and Reception classes provide a safe and secure environment for learning. Children get on well with to each other and respond positively to adults. They develop good social skills, learn to cooperate and take turns and behave well.
Parents are encouraged to contribute information about children’s learning and say that the information they receive about their child’s progress is helpful.
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