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Welcome to St James Church School Nursery.


We are delighted to have been awarded the top grade of OUTSTANDING in our most recent OFSTED report from February 2014. Please see the bottom of the page for a copy of the report.


The Nursery takes children from the age of 2 up until school age, in two different rooms - Squirrels and Acorns. Generally, Squirrels room is for the younger children and Acorns the older. However, the needs of each individual child are taken into consideration and some older children benefit from the smaller environment of Squirrels.

Equally the movement of children from one room to another is done on an individual basis and in consultation with parents and carers.




 We record observations and assessments of the children, to create them an online learning journal. This means that parents/carers can access their child's learning journal at home without having a big folder full of paper to look at.  You will have your own personal log in where you can see what your child has been doing at Nursery. We will aim to do several observations each half term. 


You can also add your own observations of things your child has done at home. It might be a picture of a fun day out, or them playing with a favourite toy!



Celebrating Learning

In each room we have a Celebrating our Learning Tree.

Please take a leaf home and with your child draw, paint, stick or write something that your child is learning to do such as


 “I am learning to put on my own socks”


 and attach a photograph of your child trying.





Please take a look through our Nursery pages, to find out a bit more about us!





Please click the link below to find out more about how we learn at Nursery!
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Nursery Aims

In our Nursery we aim to:


  • provide a welcoming, exciting and carefully structured environment where your child will feel happy and secure and able to achieve his/her full potential.
  • provide a broad and balanced curriculum which is based upon the revised EYFS, a thorough knowledge of child development, good early years practice and the individual needs of each child.
  • recognise that as parents you are the child's main educators in life and strive to develop strong links between home/school.

Please see below for all of our Nursery Policies.

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Meet the Staff

Daily Routines



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