• Miss Julie Harrison

    Assistant Head - Early Years

Support staff:
Alice Trundle, Karen Cochrane, Abbie Helsdon, Kelly Cole, Kristina Reinertaite, Krzystofa Radosz, Neal Hutchings
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Who would have imagined when we started a new school year in September 2019 that we would be facing such incredibly challenging times.
The Nursery are an absolutely amazing group of children who fill our days with sheer joy and laughter. Please know that they are truly missed by the team and we look forward to seeing them all again soon.
I hope you are enjoying the weekly home learning challenges - please remember that the children learn best through play and it should be fun! Please do not add to your stress by trying to complete everything suggested - dip in and out of the ones you and your child prefer!
Take care of your yourselves and your families - stay safe
Warm thoughts and wishes -
Miss Harrison and the Nursery team.
To keep in touch, please make sure you like and follow our facebook page - Early years @ orchards
You can also keep in touch via Class Dojo or via our nursery email
if you have provided us with an email address, you should have received an invite to Class Dojo. Please check your junk/spam box in case it has ended up in there.
Miss Harrison and the team will now be awarding Dojo points for all Home learning challenges uploaded to Dojo or our nursery email address. each week. 
Stay safe!!! Miss H
A warm welcome to our new nursery families and welcome back to our existing ones! We look forward to getting to know you over the next few weeks! 
We are committed to working in partnership with professionals, parents and the community; using feedback from all to to provide the best possible experiences for our children.

The Acorns Nursery provides young children with the chance to socialise with other children in their peer group. To learn through a stimulating, challenging and play rich environment and develop the skills needed to be ‘school ready’.


Our experienced team create a fun, nurturing and safe atmosphere where each child is treated as an individual so that they can thrive and reach their full potential. Our key person practice enables our staff to build strong partnerships with our Parents/Carers, to provide compassion, support, guidance, and home learning opportunities.

We offer pre-school provision to children from 2.5 years old. Our sessions run throughout the school day, five days a week during term time.

Morning sessions run from:

8.30am - 11.30am

Lunch club is available daily from:

11.30am - 12.15pm

Afternoon sessions run from:

12.15pm - 3.15pm

We are continuing to make some exciting changes afoot in the Nursery and we look forwards to sharing them with you over the coming months. 
You will notice that the 2's room and Pre-school rooms have been redeveloped over the year. We have also had new soft flooring added to our outdoor area as well as a large sit in sandpit! 

This year in the nursery we have decided to incorporate ‘In the Moment’ planning to ensure the children’s learning and interests are at the heart of what we do. Our aim is to support your child in becoming more confident, independent and engaged in their learning. We will plan and teach, treating each child as an individual and allowing them to achieve their best.


What is ‘In the Moment’ planning?

-       A model that allows child initiated learning through play, based on capturing the interests of the children through personalised learning.

-       The staff will take into consideration the children’s interests to create meaningful educational experiences through providing an enabling environment, using quality interactions and ‘teachable moments’.


We are fortunate to have a Speech and Language Therapist joining us in the nursery this month. Shagufta Dalal and Debbie Boekee will be working with children and families and will be happy to discuss and concerns or queries you have regarding your child's development.
If you would like to contact a member of the team email 
You can also keep in touch by liking our Early years at orchards Facebook page.