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Acorns Nursery

Acorns Nursery will be opening at Woodmansterne Primary School on 23rd April 2019. We are taking applications for an April 2019 start or a September 2019 start up until 15th January 2019.

If you would like to come and view the Nursery, please contact us to book on to one of our Open Events:


14th December 2018 9.30am

9th January 2019 9.30am


The Information Pack for Nursery including how to access your free funded hours can be found here. 

The answers to frequently asked questions can be found here. 

Application form for April 2019 start can be found here.

Application form for September 2019 start can be found here.

 You can download any of these forms by right clicking on the link and choosing 'Save link as'.


We are very proud of our school and its values - Respect, Responsibility, Reflection and Resilience. At Woodmansterne we see our role as facilitators 'Growing Learners for Life'. We aim to provide high quality care and education for children and a secure foundation for learning in a nurturing environment, where there is an equality of opportunity and support for all and where staff and families work in close partnership.


Our aims are achieved through:

Unique Child

  • Development of personal independence, freedom to initiate activities and make choices
  • Development of self-discipline and self-motivation
  • Inclusion of children with special needs and the provision of support and resources to meet their needs
  • A growing sense of well-being, happiness and confidence for each child
  • Development of children’s self-respect and confidence in their abilities

 Positive Relationships

  • Development of friendships
  • Development of relationships where adults and children accept, value and respect one another
  • Promotion of appropriate behaviour in different situations and how to manage their feelings
  • Good working partnerships between staff and families 

 Enabling Environments

  • Freedom to express feelings, ideas and beliefs within a supportive environment
  • Having fun, laughing, encouraging the development of humour
  • Creation of a supportive and caring environment in which each child's potential can be nurtured
  • Provision of an inspiring environment including different types of outdoor learning where children can play freely and experience different learning experiences

 Learning and Development

  • Enjoyment in learning through play and structured activities
  • Development of imagination
  • Development of expressive arts and design through music, dance, drama, role play and art 
  • Development of communication and language
  • Opportunities for exploring literature and developing reading and writing skills
  • Opportunities for mathematical development
  • Encouragement for children to explore and investigate the world around them and develop their understanding of it
  • Development of physical skills including both large and fine motor skills
  • Appropriate curriculum planning, taking account of children’s ideas and interests, to promote learning and development
  • Assessment for measuring progress through observations of children and the recording of each child's development in their Learning Journey
  • Respect for the existing stage of development of each child and use of this as a starting point for future development
  • Individual planning for next steps
  • Participation of parents in their child's learning

 Safeguarding and Welfare

  • Keeping children safe in our care
  • Ongoing staff training
  • Implementation of health and safety policies

 Development of Acorn Nursery Class

  • Professional development of the staff
  • Continued communication with other Early Years settings to exchange ideas and improve skills