Welcome to our Nursery
Starting in our Nursery is the beginning of an exciting journey through Whyteleafe Primary School! Our Nursery opened in 2020, following increasing demand from existing parents and our local community and offers funded places to children from the age of 2 years old.
We are proud of our caring and nurturing Nursery that can offer you and your child a wonderful start to their learning journey. Whyteleafe Nursery, Rainbows Class, provides a setting that is safe and secure where all children can access a stimulating indoor and outdoor environment. We encourage children to develop their skills and independence through play-based learning and interaction.
Our nursery is very well resourced and benefits from a large fenced outdoor area which is partially covered, a smaller covered space as well as a large, open-plan classroom. Our children are given the freedom to take their learning either inside or outside as we operate a free-flow system between the indoor and outdoor areas, whatever the weather. We are excited to offer the children the opportunity to take part in our Forest School sessions where they will get the chance to play in puddles, explore muddy areas, climb trees, make keepsakes using tools, build fires, play team games and take part in sensory activities.
The learning environment promotes quality interactions, ignites curiosity and motivation for learning and exposes children to use their independent learning and investigative skills. Topics and themes are carefully planned to capture the children’s interest and imaginations and our experienced team works hard to ensure the children feel safe, happy and supported. We strive hard to guide and scaffold your child to become a confident, independent and active learner who is physically and emotionally healthy.
We develop positive relationships with parents through transition arrangements including home/zoom visits and value our parents as partners to ensure the best possible start for your child within our nursery.
Our Nursery is a key part of our school and is overseen by our Early Years Lead Mrs Smithard. Full details of the staff team are here
Our Nursery is open during term time and the Nursery start and finish times coincide with the school day to support our families with siblings in the main school.
Please see our Fees, Funding and Sessions page for full details on funding available.
We encourage all new parents to come and visit our lovely Nursery and meet our staff team. See Visiting Our Nursery and Admissions page for more information.