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Picture 1 Emma, Little Wrens nursery teacher

 

A Warm Welcome to Little Wrens Nursery

 

 

 

Thank you for visiting our Little Wrens page. I am Emma, Little Wren's fully qualified, early years specialist teacher. Myself and the rest of the of the Little Wrens team hope that this website gives you a flavour of what our wonderful, warm and unique setting can offer your child. We understand that choosing the right setting for your child is an extremely important decision. We feel that the best way to get a true feel for what we can offer at Little Wrens is for you and your child to come and visit us and meet our children and staff. We hope that we can welcome you at Little Wrens very soon!

 

Little Wrens nursery's ethos is founded on some of the wider school values of respect, tolerance, kindness and positivity. We are based in the heart of Ledbury Primary School's Early Years area and welcome children aged from 24 months to 4 years from the Ledbury community and beyond. Our spacious, self-contained and purpose built facility is located in our Early Years Building and has its own, canopied outdoor play area. We spend a great deal of our time learning outdoors, within the extensive school grounds or further afield in our local community. We have full access to all the school facilities including Forest School with its fire pit and outdoor cob oven, the library, sports fields and outdoor play areas.

 

Despite having all the advantages of being in a school, Little Wrens is very much a specialist early years setting in which our caring, experienced and well qualified staff value each child as a unique and independent learner. At Little Wrens we believe that every child needs a warm, supportive environment in order to develop the skills necessary to learn and reach their full potential. Our provision is child-led which means that staff continually observe, assess and interact with children to get a comprehensive grasp of their stage of development, unique styles of learning and areas of interest. We encourage and enable the children's family and important adults to be a part of this process and place great importance on communication between the setting and home.

 

Many of our Little Wrens progress into Ledbury Primary School Reception classes but our setting will support children's transition into any school. 

 

Ledbury Primary School operates an on-site breakfast club from 7.30 am called Larks and an after school club, Owls, which cares for children until 6pm. Both clubs will accept toilet trained children aged 3 and above. Staff will drop off and collect children from Little Wrens nursery. Please see the Larks and Owls page for more information. 

 

 

 

The Little Wrens team is made up of myself, Emma, and my fellow teachers Norma and Sarah who are in the setting for an afternoon per week each.  Our Level 3 qualified Nursery Nurses are Lynda,  Annie and Hazel, together with other members of staff and a number of regular volunteers. All adults are known to the children by their first names.

 

 

  

Our Principles

The principles which guide the work of our practitioners are grouped into four themes:  

  • A Unique Child - every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.   
  • Positive Relationships - children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
  • Enabling Environments - the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.
  • Learning and Development - children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected.

 

 

Our environment

Our spacious Nursery is located in our Early Years Building and has its own outdoor play area. 

 

Picture 1 Developing co-ordination and fine motor skills
Picture 1 Norma, one of our teachers

We explored the school grounds and then collected some autumn leaves which we used for leaf rubbings.

'A pumpkin patrol purchasing trip to Aldi!' A group of children went to Aldi to choose pumpkins to bring back to nursery to use for investigations and decorations.

We have two formal open mornings in the autumn term, but parents are welcome to visit the Nursery at any time by making an appointment at the school office (tel: 01531 632940).

For any paper copies requests for any of the documents on the website, please contact the school office.

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