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Welcome to the Nursery

Welcome to our Nursery page. Here you will find lots of useful information, helpful links and an insight into what we are learning. We are a term time Nursery open between 8:45 and 3:15 for children aged 2-4. The children in our nursery learn through a range of adult led group sessions and carefully planned continuous provision activities. 

Please see below the termly over view for preschool

This half term we will be promoting a love of early reading and writing using these main texts

 We use quality texts as a key driver in nursery and promote a love of reading by bringing stories to life. We have an indoor and outdoor reading area, where children can get comfortable and share books. We use our quality texts to develop communication and language and discuss social and emotional topics. 


We welcome friends and family of Berkeley to come in to share stories with the children. This is always something that the children look forward to. 


At Berkeley we teach phonics using Little Wandle. In nursery we develop the foundations of listening and attention skills using phase 1 phonics activities, nursery rhymes and stories.  


Through whole class, small group and in the provision we do lots of practical activities. This deepens our understanding of  mathematical concepts. Our maths is carefully sequenced throughout the year providing a broad mathematical curriculum. 

No Outsiders


The No Outsiders vision is for inclusive education, promoting community cohesion and preparing our children for life as global citizens. ‘No Outsiders’ aims to develop the ethos of the school into one where every member of the school community, as well as every visitor through our doors, feels welcome and able to be themselves without fear of discrimination.


As a school, we will be incorporating the No Outsiders lesson plans and book suggestions into our own PSHE lessons. Class teachers will deliver the programme throughout the year, using developmentally appropriate picture books. Through discussion and activities based upon the picture books, pupils will be encouraged to show respect and develop their understanding of diversity.


Here are the books that will be covered this term: