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Durning's Ducklings Nursery

Our nursery offers 30 hours free early education and childcare hours within our Early Years Class. Children may start our nursery at the start of the next term after they have turned three. Nursery care is available from Monday to Friday from 9am to 3.30pm. Miss Foley, Early Years Teacher and Mrs Hodson, Teaching Assistant, run our Early Years Provision. Nursery children may also access our Out of School Club which runs from 8:00am until 8:50am and from 3:30pm to 6pm daily.

Nursery children spend time each day socialising with the Reception children in the Early Years Classroom and sometimes in the Duckling Room/Early Years Outdoor Garden. The curriculum and learning activities we provide are carefully matched to each child's level of learning and needs. Each child has their own Tapestry account which is a record of their achievements, fun, special moments and experiences.

The activities the Ducklings take part in are all based on the same topic being taught in Reception Class. One of the children's favourites is Dinosaurs and Unicorns. They have made dinosaur fossils, been on dinosaur hunts on the field, built dinosaur dens and created new lands for them. They also go on exciting school trips linked to their topics and often have visitors to school to take part in workshops.

Throughout the morning the children are provided with a healthy snack and get to play outside on the school field and outdoor play equipment or in the Early Years school garden or new construction area.

We believe that 'Ducklings' is the perfect way to introduce your child slowly to school, enabling the transition from nursery school environment to school environment an easy and natural one. Please refer to the Sapphire Class/ Early Years pages for further information and to see a range of photographs. 

If you would like any further details or a registration/information pack about Richard Durning's Nursery, please contact Mrs Hodgson on 01257 462968.