Federation of Earlswood Schools

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A day in the life of Nursery

Earlswood Nursery Offer 


Earlswood Nursery is our on site nursery, situated in a self-contained building beyond the Infant Playground. Our nursery can be accessed via the Children’s centre gate situated on Ifold Road.  


Our admission policy is inclusive: we welcome children from all backgrounds, cultures, religions and those with additional needs. Our Nursery application form can be found below.


The nursery has its own outdoor learning area, part of which has an all-weather shelter. Children choose to play inside or outside during their session.  Our nursery is part of the Earlswood Federation of Schools and we regularly use their woodland, garden areas, school halls, library, playing field, trim trail and playground. 


At nursery children learn through planned purposeful play and through a mixture of adult led and child-initiated activity. We believe play is essential for children’s development. Children learn by leading their own play and by taking part in play which is guided by adults. Children are given time to select their own learning, adults use children’s interests to ignite their passion for learning.


If your child attends Nursery at Earlswood you will still need to apply for a place in reception and you do not get priority if your child has attended.


If you wish to find out more about our nursery please select a link below. If you have any queries or would like to see us in action please feel free to contact us by email at or call us on 01737 765125, Office contact: Catherine Wilkinson.

A day in the life of Earlswood Nursery 2018-2019


Children at Earlswood Nursery enjoy a balanced diet of free choice and structured activities, which are specifically designed to support their physical, personal, social, emotional and educational development.


All sessions are planned using the interests of the children and build on observations that have been made during the children’s play. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.


8.30am - 8.45am/12.30pm - 12.45pm

Children are welcomed by staff and friends and settle to a self-chosen task.


8.45am - 11.00am/12.45pm - 3.00pm

The outside area is open and available for the children to select from throughout the morning. Some of the things on offer might be arts & crafts, role-play, science & discovery, books, maths, cooking, games and physical equipment – indoors and outdoors. Children are offered a healthy snack (piece of fruit or vegetable) and either milk or water.



11.00am - 11.15am/3.00pm - 3.15pm

All children participate in a small group session which will focus on language activities and this is led by their key worker, e.g. sharing a story, letter games.


11.15am - 11.30am/3.15pm - 3.30pm

End of session, songs and rhymes before home time.