Forest Academy Nursery
At Forest Academy Nursery we are committed to offering a rich curriculum that engages, inspires and challenges all children. We provide them with the opportunity to develop to their full potential in a setting where they feel safe, valued and happy, and where learning is fun. Each child will experience the best possible start to their education with secure foundations and skills on which their future learning can be built. They will have the opportunity to learn and play in a language rich environment that promotes diversity and inclusion and encourages children to feel confident to take risks and become independent life-long learners. Our aim is that every child will journey through our Nursery, building a memory bank of learning experiences that positively impact on them for the rest of their lives.
In the setting there are two interconnecting classrooms, an outside garden which is shared with the Reception Class children and a wealth of exciting and engaging resources. We provide a variety of different activities and resources for the children to choose from daily. The staff carefully plan the environment to meet the needs of the children and promote learning through the children’s interests. Staff play alongside the children and develop their activities into learning opportunities. For each session there is a class teacher and two teaching assistants.
The nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) document, which is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/299391 /DFE-00337-2014.pdf . We focus on the prime areas of learning and begin introducing the specific areas of learning.
The prime areas are:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Making relationships, Managing feelings and behaviour and Self-confidence and Self-awareness
- Physical Development – Moving and Handling and Self Care
- Communication and Language – Listening and Attention, Understanding and Speaking
The specific areas are:
- Literacy – Reading and Writing
- Mathematics – Numbers and Space, Shape and Measures
- Understanding the World – People and Communities, the World and Technology
- Expressive Arts and Design – Exploring and using media and materials and Being Imaginative
Children start nursery in the September after their third birthday. Children attend either the morning or the afternoon session for three hours each day, using the government 15 hours free funding.
We openly encourage and welcome prospective children and their parents to come and see our Nursery in action, so they can see for themselves the engaging and supportive environment we offer.
If you are interested in your child having the opportunity to join us then please contact the school office.