Mount Pleasant Nursery aims to give children the very best possible start to their education, laying the foundations for building friendships and relationships, igniting their curiosity and sowing the seeds for a life-long love of learning. Our whole school ethos is driven by our school values and we encourage these as part of our everyday life in Nursery. In particular we teach our children how to behave appropriately in many different situations and pride ourselves on sending children into Reception class who understand that being kind and following rules are important.
The children thrive in a well-organised environment where they can access a range of resources independently in order to develop their own interests and learning. We know that play is key to children's learning and development. Sessions are carefully planned and structured to include opportunities for adult-led and child-initiated learning, both inside and in our outdoor area.
Take a little look at Nursery in action!
A Typical Session In Nursery
We have a visual timetable which is used by the children so that they can see what is happening each day. Activities include:
Child initiated play
Snack & Chat
Once a week we invite parents in for a 30 minute Library Session where children can borrow a book to share at home. We then have story time followed by learning Makaton.
We ask for a small contribution from our families in the form of 'Nursery Fund'. This is the equivalent of £2.00 per week and goes some way to providing enrichment experiences for the children. Examples of these may include:
A visit from Angie's Animal Antics
A visit to the Dudley Zoo Under 5's family day
Purchasing ingredients for food tasting and/or cooking
Purchasing resources to enhance our Learning Adventures for individual/group interests
BBC Tiny Happy People
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Times of Nursery Sessions:
Mornings - 8.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.
Afternoon - 12.15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
If you would like to apply for a place in our wonderful Nursery, please click on the link below where you will find a link to our application form.