Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you for visiting our Nursery page, we hope you find it useful.


Our Nursery staff:

– Miss Markland – Nursery Teacher
– Mrs Brown– Higher Level Teaching Assistant
– Miss Stockley – Teaching Assistant
– Mrs Verinder – Teaching Assistant



At Evelyn Community Nursery we love to learn through play and will have lots of fun as we work together this year.



We play outside lots of the time so please make sure your child has appropriate clothing, such as wellies and waterproof coats. Please make sure you put your child’s name in all their clothes (including coats, shoes etc.) Playing can sometimes be messy so send in a change of clothes to keep in their bags and don’t be surprised if they do get messy as that means they have had a busy, exciting day filled with adventure! A pair of wellies can also be kept in Nursery.


Promoting Independence:

At Evelyn we aim to create independent life-long learners; you can help your child with this by:

  • supporting your child as much as possible to get themselves dressed (coats and shoes especially)
  • share stories and sing songs
  • practice counting in real life (going up the stairs, getting plates out etc.)
  • spend time playing outside (splashing in puddles, looking for changes in nature etc.)
  • make sure your child has a good bedtime routine, if they sleep well they will learn well!


We rely on parent’s generosity to continue to provide a healthy and nutritious snack. We ask for £2 a week – which is only 40p per day. We request that snack money is brought in every Monday.


Our weekly library session is also every Monday.  If you would like to volunteer your time please speak to Miss Markland.


Our Learning:

In Nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.


Personal, Social and Emotional Development
In this area we support children in developing their self-esteem, confidence and independence. We learn to play together, take turns and share.


Communication and Language
In this area we support children to develop their listening, comprehension and speaking skills. We learn to take turns in conversation and remember what others have said and we enjoy listening to lovely stories, we sing lots of songs and nursery rhymes too.


Physical Development
In this area we support children to develop their large and small motor skills such as climbing, running and balancing as well as using tools such as scissors and pencils. We also develop our self-help skills and develop independence in dressing and taking care of ourselves.


Our focus is around enjoying lots of lovely stories and rhymes, we work hard on developing our ability to hear and differentiate sounds in the environment as this will support us in learning phonics later on.

We spend lots of time developing pre writing skills through large and small motorwork such as using spades and brushes outside and malleable materials and tweezers inside. We also give the children lots of chances to explore mark making for real purposes.

After February half term we introduce Read Write Inc to those children who are ready to start learning letters and their corresponding sounds.

Maths in Nursery is very practical and based on the world around us. We learn to count, recognise and order numbers and to perform simple calculations but all in a practical and playful way. We learn about time, shapes, length, capacity and weight too – again all through using our well planned resources to play and learn at the same time.


Understanding of the World
In this area we learn about nature and the world around us, we learn about traditions in our lives and those of other people. We use technology for a range of purposes to support us in our learning too.


Expressive Arts and Design
In this area we explore lots of ways to be creative. We explore colours, textures and a wide range of different media to show our thoughts and feelings. This may be through paint, blocks, music, dance, technology or role play.


Thanks for reading,

We look forward to seeing you all in Nursery,

Miss Markland and the Nursery Team


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