Coronation Road, Radcliffe, M26 3RD
0161 723 4538


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Welcome to Nursery. 

My name is Mrs Hadfield, the wonderful Mrs Downing and I are Nursery’s Early Years Educators. 

We are both extremely passionate about Early Years and dedicated to providing children with meaningful moments of learning that cover the statutory seven areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.  


The Seven Areas of Development are: 

  • Communication and Language 

Communication is central to everything we do in Nursery.  Our children are supported to develop their vocabulary and understanding of the structure of language.  The children take parts in lots of circle times and small group activities which stimulate exciting discussions. 

  • Physical Development 

The children have a great outdoor space where they are encouraged to move freely and climb the different apparatus. Our children are specifically taught to explore different movements and techniques including jumping, catching, throwing and hopping. 

Our children take part in lots of practical activities which support fine motor skills such as large-scale mark making and Dough Disco. 

  • Personal, social and emotional development  

We teach our children to become responsible, independent members of our school community. Children in our Nursery know they are valued and trusted to make good decisions about themselves and their friends. As well as the continuous modelling of positive relationships and respect between adults and children, we teach specific lessons related to emotional development.  We do this through circle times, stories and allowing children to talk about their own experiences to their classmates. 

  • Literacy 

In Nursery, we absolutely love books, stories and getting our ideas out into the world!  We share stories with the children regularly throughout the day.  These can be stories the children have chosen from the book corner (out of their own interest) or our carefully sequenced class stories which are related to the half-termly topic. Our environment enables children to develop early reading and writing skills. We ensure our children have consistent mark-making opportunities throughout the day in the indoor and outdoor environment.  

  • Maths 

We make sure that our maths teaching in Nursery is multi-sensory and that children enter Reception with a deep understanding of number and shape.  We teach through practical resources, songs and action so that children become confident when using mathematical skills and vocabulary. 

Our environment enables our Nursery children to become confident young mathematicians.  There are always maths opportunities available in our setting, such as number hunts, shape hunts, number puzzles and magnetic numbers.  

  • Understanding the World 

Our children are taught to be active explorers and creative thinkers.  They have a wonderful learning environment which allows for exploration and the testing of new ideas.  

We teach the children to notice similarities and differences, observe changes over time and reflect on the natural environment. We encourage children to conduct their own investigations; this could be using water and sand or shovels and trowels. 

  • Expressive Arts and Design 

We believe that children’s imaginations are extremely powerful and so we provide a range of resources that allow them to express their ideas.  Throughout a child’s time at our Nursery, they will use a range of resources including paints, collage materials, salt dough and homemade play dough as well as a wide variety of tools. Our children have the opportunity to explore musical instruments both in class and outdoor. The children also take part in weekly Music sessions and preform songs at the end of each term. 



In Nursery we aim to: 


  • Provide a balanced curriculum, based on the EYFS, across the seven curriculum areas, using play as the vehicle for learning.    

  • Work in partnership with parents and carers.   

  • Plan challenging learning experiences, based on the individual child, informed by observation and assessment and by the children’s own ideas and interests.   

  • Provide opportunities for children to engage in activities that are adult-initiated, child-initiated and adult supported.   

  • Provide a secure and safe learning environment indoors and outdoors.  


We work closely with parents to ensure that a child’s experience in our Nursery is warm, friendly and meets the needs of both the child and their family. We have a thriving Nursery which offers a range of places to support our local community. We meet with parents each term to share their child’s progress. 


Please do not hesitate to call the school Office for more information about Nursery places.  


‘Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child's experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances.’ 


                Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage 2020 


Please look at the link below for more information regarding our Nursery.


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