Little Wrens Nursery
Admissions for 2024 - 25
If you are interested in a place at Little Wrens for the academic year 2023-24 we are holding open days on the following dates. To book a place please contact the school office on 01244 381443.
18th January 2024
15th February 2024
14th March 2024
You will need to submit an Expression of Interest Form to the school office by the end of April 2024 to apply for a place.
We accept children from 3 years old on a full or part-time basis.
If you would like to read more about our Nursery the prospectus is available to download below.
Morning session 8.45am to 11.45am
Lunchtime session 11.45am - 12.15pm
Afternoon session 12.15pm to 3.15pm
Children can stay for lunchtime at an extra cost of £2.50 and can either bring a packed lunch or purchase a school meal for £2.70.
Wrap-around care is available at our on-site Miller Club from 7.30am until 6.00pm (5.00pm on a Friday).
Morning and afternoon sessions cost £16 each.
* Early Years Foundation Stage Grant Funding is available for children the term after their third birthday which provides either 15 or 30 hours of free childcare per week.
To apply for a Nursery place please complete an Expression of Interest Form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
History and Identity of Little Wrens
We are a school that values strong links with our local community and families. In 2020 we began to explore the viability of opening a nursery class to extend and enhance our work with the families in our community as we felt we had something special to offer. After consultation and thorough research, our governing body gave approval for the considerable investment required to set up and open our Little Wrens class. We opened our doors to welcome our first cohort of Little Wrens in April 2022 following a major building project and appointment of staff who have established a warm, engaging and inspiring learning environment for our youngest pupils.
We work hard to build strong partnerships with all our families in order to keep them well informed, share the joy of the learning journey together and achieve the best outcomes for our Little Wrens.
Our Little Wrens are seen as members of our whole school TEAM, having access to every area of school and taking part in whole school activities as appropriate to their stage of development. Little Wrens make use of our Forest School, kitchen garden, outdoor classroom, trim trail, field, play areas and school hall.
Provision in Little Wrens is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework (2021). Embedded in our environment, continuous provision and enhancements is a firm intention to develop our children’s understanding of the 3 concepts of,
These concepts form vital building blocks for successful learning across the curriculum.
We recognise the importance of enabling children to follow their own interests and pathways in learning alongside adult led opportunities to develop wider experiences and understanding. We believe that children’s interests tend to fall into the following areas –
These areas of interest are reflected in the opportunities on offer and the organisation throughout our provision. We identify our environment (indoor and outdoor) as the ‘Third Teacher’ and as such ensure it is set up to engage, encourage, enhance, challenge and develop learning.
Connection is key in Little Wrens, as we support our children to develop strong relationships with peers and adults in the setting. Our staff know our children well and treat them as individuals with huge potential, their own hopes and aspirations to be fostered alongside key skills. Children are listened to and encouraged to wonder about the world they live in.