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St Joseph'sCatholic Primary School & Nursery


Welcome to the Nursery





The Nursery runs a September intake each year and only offers places in January if space is available. There will not be a January intake in 2018. The Nursery accepts children entitled to the universal 15 hours funding a week as well children entitled to the extended 15 hour entitlement for parents working more than 16 hours a week. The Nursery opens from 9.00-3.00pm. We offer full day sessions as well as morning and afternoon sessions.


The Nursery is run by a team of well qualified staff:


Mrs Lovibond-Stephens- Teacher

Mrs Horsey- Nursery Nurse

Mrs Francis- Assistant Level 3

Mrs Fear- Assistant Level 3

Mrs Munro-March- Assistant level 4

Miss Brooks- Assistant level 4

Mrs Painton- Governor volunteer assistant



The ethos of the Nursery is to provide a mixture of child initiated play alongside adult-led activities.


Please remember if you change any contact details to let us know especially mobile numbers. It may worth keeping the School's phone number in your diary or phone incase you get unavoidably held up it is:

01278 784641
If you are held up picking up your child please let us know as soon as possible we will obviously look after them in the Nursery until you arrive. If it is the end of the day and Mrs Lovibond-Stephens has meeting they will be cared for in after school club.



Please look at our weekly plans in the document section below to see the full coverage of each of the areas of learning for each week.

We always plan activities for all the Early Year's areas of learning each week as well as Phonics.

Just a reminder that the areas of learning in the Foundation Stage are;

The Prime Areas: Personal,Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development.

The Specific Areas; Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

British Values


The children have been talking about the fruit they have enjoyed the most for snack over the last few weeks. Last Friday the children voted for their favourite fruits which we had for snack.



Over the last few weeks we have all been settling in and learning the Nursery routines such as lining up, sharing a story and eating together. Last week we made portraits of ourselves using paint. These are now displayed in our room with our individual targets. This week we are starting to make family trees using photos from home. This is to encourage us to talk to our adult helpers and share memories about special times.

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Picture 1 Making large collage shapes to display outside