Welcome to Our Nursery

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Welcome to Captain Webb Early Years Department.  Our Early Years is made up of four sections, daycare, nursery, pre-school and reception.  We are very much one nursery as a whole and each room will have lots of similarities in the way it is set up but is adapted to the learning levels of the children and supported by high quality teaching and resources.  


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Meet the Team

Mrs Samantha Brannon

Mrs Gemma Boden

Miss Emma Robinson

Mrs Kirsty McGee

Miss Louise Hallybone

Miss Dawn Evans

Mrs Alison Hope

Mrs Selina Larkin

Miss Sophie Walker

Miss Ruby Jones

Mrs Amy Lewis

Mrs Hannah Anthony

Mrs Emma Burns

Miss Nicola Richards

Miss Stephanie Cox

My Key Person

We Know that good teaching and learning begins with positive relationships.  Relationships fulfil our most fundamental needs as humans - social connectedness.

 A nurturing approach recognises that positive relationships are central to both learning and wellbeing, which is why all of our children are assigned to a 'key person'.  The key person is a named practitioner who has responsibilities for a small group of children.

They are there to help the child feel safe and secure.  the role is important for both child and parent and it is an approach set out in the EYFS.  The key person will respond to children's needs and help them settle into a new environment .  Communication is paramount between parent and key person, as these discussions hold key information about the child.​​​​​​​​​​

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'Development Matters'

Across all of our early years department we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage: 'Development Matters', which looks at child development from birth to 5 years of age.  Focussing on the seven areas of learning, which are separated into two groups, Prime and Specific.

  • Communication and language

  • Physical Development

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts & Design

Teachers carefully plan activities and opportunities for the children to meet all aspects of learning whilst respecting each child as an individual.  Children learn to become independent  as their own person whilst thriving in a rich environment, sparking imagination and curiosity.

In each of our nursery rooms the children will be able to explore well thought out individual areas that will challenge all aspects of their learning from a construction area, small world, writing, creativity, maths and reading areas.  Alongside this we have a fantastic garden area, where the opportunity to learn outside is taken in a moment.


Prime areas of learning

Specific areas of learning

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Forest School

Forest School is a specialised approach to outdoor learning that aims to develop confidence and self esteem through hands-on learning in woodland environments.  All of our EYFS children access our forest school at least once per week, where the forest school leader/teacher have planned thoughtful activities which inter link their topics and themes within the classroom.


Forest school is the perfect natural environment for children to build their self esteem, creativity and learn to manage their own risks whilst being supported by an adult.​​​​​​​​​​

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Day Care

Day Care is a specially adapted for our two year olds where the children access planned activities to their own individual needs and interests.  This helps us to really get to know your child as an individual and establish their next steps.


The children love to explore a bright and airy environment where they can start to develop their independence, social and communication skills.  We also have a lovely contained garden area with a music wall, buddy bench,  mark making, bikes and much more.


The day care children will access a yoga session once per week led by a qualified toddler yoga teacher.  During the session the children will build confidence, gain self esteem and promote healthy well being.  These sessions are linked to our themes which will enhance the children's understanding and experiences.​​​​​​​​​​

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Our nursery is set up for 3 and 4 year olds where they start to access planned phonics and maths sessions.  The staff will continue to support the children and promote independence through project  learning and a structured routine.  The children have direct access to a vast garden area with a wooden play area, mud kitchen, reading den and much more.​​​​​​​​​​

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Pre-school is set up for our 3 & 4 year olds that will be moving into our reception year group the following September.  The children access a well thought out shared area with reception that really challenges their learning and creates seamless transitions into school.  The teachers plan a wide range of activities that excite, challenge and really push the children to full potential whilst being fully supported.  the children will take part in pre-phonic activities and as their skills develop, will lead into using the Read, Write, Inc framework that is in line with the whole school phonics scheme.​​​​​​​​​​

Memorable Experience

To introduce our children to the half termly topic, all children will have a 'Memorable Experience'.  This means the children will be taken out on a visit or we arrange for a work shop to come into school.  This helps them get a real insight into the next topic.​​​​​​​​​​

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