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Welcome to Nursery's Parent and Pupil Page


Nursery Timings

Downshall Nursery is currently made up of two classes, our Nursery session times are:

Morning class runs from 9.00am – 12.00pm

Afternoon class runs from 12:30pm – 3:30pm. 

All day sessions from 9.00am -3.30pm (packed lunch to be provided from home)

Ms Chatha and Ms Finch are the Nursery teachers and are always on hand if you have any queries or concerns regarding your child.

Our Nursery curriculum is based on the following principles:

  • We work within a skills curriculum which is based on a structured, creative, imaginative learning scheme (Developement Matters).
  • Although all children follow similiar patterns of development, every child is unique.
  • Early childhood education should be based on all aspects of a child's development, i.e. emotional, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual and oral and that all these aspects are of equal importance.
  • Nursery Pupils learn from all their experience and do not seperate their learning into subjects.  Children learn best by doing what children can do, not what they cannot do, this is the best starting point in their learning.
  • All children have abilities and talets that should be nutured.  Children need to feel safe and secure in their environment in order to learn effectively.
  • Parents and teachers need to work together for the children to benefit fully.
  • Children who have confidence in themselves and their abilities have a head start in learning.
  • The Nursery and parents should work together to help the pupils become increasingly independent.
  • Pupils should learn how to ask questions, share thoughs and opinions and talk about their learning.
  • Children should be encouraged to show a thoughtful and caring attitude towards others and to develop self - discipline.
  • Children need to feel that those closest to them value their efforts.
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