Nursery-Elm Class

My name is Miss Risdale and I am the teacher in the nursery class, also known as Elm Class. Nursery 

Sessions are mornings 8.50am-12.3pm (from 12-12.30pm children can stay and have lunch). We work very closely with our reception class and the children benefit from being able to access free flow play in both classrooms. We also have a wonderful outdoor area where children can explore and an art room where children can develop their creative skills.

In nursery, our aim is to work in partnership with parents. In this way we can build on what the children already know and understand and can develop their interests. Once a week, we have a parent group (PEEP group) in which parents are welcome to stay and work alongside their child in a shared activity. I am very interested in using the outdoor environment to support learning and am a trained Forest School Leader. During PEEP groups, we often go for walks in the local