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Nursery - Mrs Hurley, Mrs Parkinson and Miss Hastie

Welcome to St. Joseph's Nursery page

The Nursery team are: Mrs Hurley, Mrs Parkinson and Miss Hastie.

On this page we will post lots of information and photographs about what what we are learning and the celebrations and achievements of our wonderful Nursery children.


We have places for children aged 3 from September. We offer 15 free hours either 5 mornings or 5 afternoons. If you would like a place for your child please phone or see the office on 01772 796112. You are most welcome to arrange a visit to see Nursery in action. 

We enjoyed our first day learning all about Christmas. We decorated our Christmas tree and enjoyed making and wrapping presents in Santa’s workshop.

We had a busy last week of before half term learning about autumn, making autumn crowns. We then explored our new outdoor area and played on the iPads.

Our star of the week

We made Bears on Toast trying different fruit and we made sure we washed our hands first. We enjoyed eating our toast it was delicious.

We have had lots of fun this week, colour sorting, reading, playing and joining in P.E.

Welcome to St. Joseph's Nursery


All of the Nursery Team are very much looking forward to teaching your child and to experience, fun and memories that will be enjoyed by you and your child in the Nursery. Our Nursery team are Mrs Hurley, Mrs Parkinson and Miss Hastie.



Every Thursday children can borrow one book. Books should be returned the following week. The Nursery Team try and change children’s library books regularly and understand the importance of children enjoying stories. However, if your child/children would like to change their book more frequently then please ask a member of staff when you drop off.


Outdoor Play                                              

We love to play outdoors in Nursery, so please make sure your child wears a waterproof coat every day.


Key Person Groups

After their first full session at Nursery, your child will come home with My First Day sheet. It will tell you what we have enjoyed playing with and what key group your child will be in. We use the key person approach to help your children feel individual, cherished and cared for while they are away from home. This approach means that there is one named member of staff to act as the main point of contact for you and your child. If you have any questions about the key person approach, or about how it will help your child, please just ask.


Class Dojo                                   

In Nursery, we will use Class Dojo for self-registrations. Children can earn points throughout the day to see if they can win a prize. Parents can log in at home we will send the information home on Friday.


If you have any questions or queries please feel free to speak to one of the team at the start or end of the day.


Mrs Hurley


Our stars of the week

We have had a lot of fun settling in to Nursery, enjoying the sunshine playing outside and exploring inside.

Set 1 Speed Sounds - 'd' with Ruth

This film was first shown on 06.04.2020. Watch Ruth teach phonics lessons every weekday to help your child learn to read at home. The daily Set 1 Speed Sound...

Look at some of the exciting activities we get up to in Nursery. We play outside, enjoy dancing in the hall, play together and have snack sometimes we even make our own snack.

[Special Effects] The Rainbow Fish | Read Aloud Books for Children

The Colour Monster - Read by Sherry

The Colour Monster - by Anna Llenas. Read by Sherry. You can get the book and read a bit about The Colour Monster on our Blog! 💖: https://whatchildrenreallyw...

Ladybird's Favourite Tales - The Gingerbread Man (Side 1)

Julie Walters narrates the Gingerbread Man

What the Ladybird Heard

Our story of the Week

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

Our story of the week the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Five Little Ducks | Kids Songs | Super Simple Songs

Watch this video and MUCH more in the Super Simple App for iOS! ► One of our favorite kids songs! ""Five little ducks went out one da...

Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed | Children Nursery Rhyme | Flickbox Kids Songs

FlickBox presents 5 Little Monkeys, a popular children's rhyme about five naughty monkeys who jump on the bed and get into trouble, for your kid to watch and...

Dear Zoo read by Justin Fletcher | CBeebies Bedtime Stories

We have been reading Dear Zoo in class, so you can listen and read the story together at home.

Washy Washy Clean

Don't forget to keep washing your hands.

Shape Hunt, Which shapes can you find in your house?

Make a Foil Boat, How many pennies can it hold before it sinks?

When you have a bath tonight, why not find out which things float and sink.

Learn to Count to 20 with Number Zoo | Toddler Fun Learning Collection

The children enjoy the video, can name and count the animals you would find at the zoo.

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