Welcome to Warren Mead Nursery
Warren Mead Early Years provision is committed to giving our children the best possible start to their school life to ensure that they become resilient, aspirational learners and considerate individuals who are proud of themselves every day.
Warren Mead has one Nursery class - Caterpillars. The Nursery has a full-time Learning Assistant who supports the children and their learning throughout the school day. The Nursery staff are listed below:
Mrs C Briley
What does Warren Mead Nursery offer?
Warren Mead Nursery is a term time only Nursery for children aged 3 and 4. Children can start Nursery from the term after they turn three years old. The Nursery is situated within the Infant school grounds. Children have access to an attractive indoor and outdoor learning environment, which they can access independently through free flow play. Where possible, we ensure that the Nursery children feel very much part of the school and they are included in many activities with the infant children.
The EYFS curriculum is split into seven areas for learning. The EYFS curriculum is split into seven areas of learning:
These are the Prime areas:
- Communication and language: the number and quality of the conversations they have with adults and peers throughout the day in a language-rich environment is crucial. By commenting on what children are interested in or doing and echoing back what they say with new vocabulary added, practitioners will build children's language effectively. Reading frequently to children, and engaging them actively in stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems, and then providing them with extensive opportunities to use and embed new words in a range of contexts, will give children the opportunity to thrive.
- Physical development: Physical activity is vital in children’s all-round development, enabling them to pursue happy, healthy and active lives. Gross and fine motor experiences develop incrementally throughout early childhood, starting with sensory explorations and the development of a child’s strength, co-ordination and positional awareness.
- Personal, social and emotional development: PSED is crucial for children to lead healthy and happy lives and is fundamental to their cognitive development. Underpinning their personal development are the important attachments that shape their social world. Strong, warm and supportive relationships with adults enable children to learn how to understand their own feelings and those of others.
We also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
What do we want for our Nursery children at Warren Mead?
Our focus at Warren Mead is to get the children ‘school ready’ so they are fully prepared for the transition to starting school in Reception, whether that be at Warren Mead or another primary school. Nursery children are expected to wear the Warren Mead uniform and they follow a very similar structure of the school day that the Reception classes follow. Nursery eat lunch in the school hall with Reception and have timetabled teaching sessions each day.
Children are taught with a similar structure to Reception with teaching inputs throughout the day, followed up with children accessing the learning in the continuous provision.
Children have one PE session a week with a PE specialist teacher during which children are encouraged to play games, dance and develop their physical skills.
What sessions do we offer:
We offer 30-hour places as follows:
- 5 days funded by extended free early education (30 hrs funded)
- 2.5 days a week funded by free early education (15 hrs funded) and 2.5 days a week funded by parent or carer
- 5 days a week funded by parent or carer
We offer 15-hour places as follows:
- 2.5 days a week funded by free early education (15 hrs funded)
- 2.5 days a week funded by parent or care
- 2.5 days at the start of the week, Monday & Tuesday 8.45am-3.00pm and Wednesday morning at 8.45am–11.15am
- 2.5 days at the end of the week, Wednesday afternoon 12.30-3.00pm, Thursday & Friday 8.45am – 3.00pm
To check your eligibility for funding please use the following links from the Surrey County Council Family Information Service:
Top-up sessions are available and are outlined in Nursery Admissions policy
Information is also available through the UK Government website
How do I apply?
If you would like to apply for a place, please click here.