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Nursery (Foundation Stage 1)

Welcome to

King Edward Nursery (FS1)

This is where children aged three and four years make friends, have fun and learn! 



The Nursery team welcome you to our Nursery page at King Edward. We are very excited for this year ahead! We are excited to become explorers and children who have lots of fun! You will find a warm, happy and exciting environment where your child will be able to grow, develop and reach their full potential. Mrs Dawkes (part-time) and Miss Charters (full-time) are the Nursery teachers and Mrs Wright and Mrs Stirland are our teaching assistants. We are here to answer any queries, support you and ensure your child is happy and enjoying their Nursery experience. Over the Summer, the nursery had a makeover with new and exciting ideas to stimulate your child. Research shows that children learn more rapidly in the first seven years of life, more than at any other time, so let’s make the most of it! At King Edward, we aim to involve the children as much as possible where the future topics are planned to suit their needs. The following topics are chosen by the children, as we find they will be more engaged!


Welcome back and we hope you had a lovely Christmas break. As the new term approaches, Mrs Stirland will be joining the nursery team as sadly Mrs Witton will be leaving. We also have lots of new children joining us which is very exciting! Our topic focus this half term is 'Transport' where we will focus on different forms of transport. The children have even created our own Mr Gumpy's Car. We will continue to be very busy and we hope that we are meeting your child's needs. Please remember, any concerns or questions - come and see us of send a Dojo! (We also like to hear about good things that might happen at home too!). We have begun to interpret challenges into learning with 2 challenges a week. We will focus on 1 Maths and 1 Phonics Challenge - they are on display so feel free to have a look.


We have had a fantastic first half term that involved many activities to stimulate and help our stars to grow. We would like to thank you for all of your support so far. Our previous focus has been 'All About Me', which the nursery team will continue to develop on the run up to Christmas. We will develop our thinking by looking at our families, different cultures and our futures. The next half term is a very busy one, celebrating: Bonfire night; Diwali; Remembrance Day; Children in Need; Anti-bullying Week and Christmas! We are very excited to begin our Nativity which we hope you will all come along to. We hope that you are all signed up to Tapestry and Dojo, however if you are having difficulties, please do let us know so we can help you.


As parents you play a vitally important role in your child’s development and we want to work in partnership with you, sharing information both from home and from Nursery. If you have any free time and would like to come into Nursery/F1 to play games, help or get creative, please let us know! If you have any questions, queries or concerns please pop in to see a member of the Nursery team.


Please remember that we offer Stay and Play every Wednesday from 08:40am-09:00am.


We offer an open door policy and welcome all families. 

Please also see the links below for further information and current documents.