Welcome to Daisy Nursery
The Daisy Nursery has a large outdoor area to create and play in. We encourage children to develop independence and an enthusiasm for learning through the opportunity to participate in a highly stimulating an exciting curriculum which focuses on outdoor learning. The children have the opportunity to develop woodwork skills, cookery outdoors and exploring nature whilst ensuring the seven areas of learning are developed.
Through meticulous observations and developing children’s interests the dedicated staff ensure the children have a positive experience as they embark on their educational journey.
Nursery prepares children for the Reception year by providing children with high quality phonics and number sessions. These are completed in small groups and focus on number recognition, counting and problem solving through practical and engaging games and activities. In phonics the children begin the Read Write Inc. programme learning sounds and progressing to reading simple words whilst developing a love of stories through a language-rich curriculum including role play, drama and music.
Children in our nursery are artists, explorers, inventors, chefs and outdoor enthusiasts! Inside the classroom children have access to a range of high-quality and stimulating resources during continuous provision to meet all interests and abilities providing them with opportunities to participate in creative activities, investigate the sand and water trays, build, balance and link pieces together in the construction area or snuggle up with their favourite books in our reading den. Children have independent access to a range of ‘understanding of the world’ resources including torches, magnets, colourful lights, remote controlled cars, headphones and walkie-talkies which they enjoy using to further learn about the world around them.
Children have the opportunity to participate in weekly cookery sessions. Each half term these sessions are focused around a specific skill e.g. chopping, mixing (folding, stirring etc.) and each recipe is linked directly to this to allow children to become confident at using kitchen tools and able to progress as they mature. Some particular favourites are fruit pizzas, vegetable soup, carrot cake muffins, hash browns and chocolate chip shortbread.