Nursery provision 3-5 years.

Our nursery provision offers free funded education places for 3 and 4 year olds.  These places are open to all children.

The nursery offers 5 free morning sessions per week.  If you would like to put your child’s name down on our waiting list please telephone 01484 863306

We ensure a high quality learning environment both indoors and outdoors with well trained, caring and committed professionals. We know that children’s well-being has a significant impact on their learning and development so happy safe children is our primary aim in order to support children’s learning and progress. Staff  observe children regularly in order to inform their planning and ensure that each individual child’s needs are met. Observations and planning focus on the 7 areas of Learning & Develeopment;

– Personal, Social & Emotional
– Physical
– Communication & Language
– Mathematics
– Literacy
– Understanding the World
– Expressive Arts & Design.

Play is at the heart of our curriculum and we balance child led activities with more focused adult planned experiences. Play is children’s work … pay us a visit and we feel sure that you will see how hard our children work at nursery and how much they are learning.

Learning Areas:

We have a large classroom. We organise the classroom to reflect different areas of the curriculum.

There are areas for:

  • Drawing and writing which we refer to as 'mark making'

  • Reading

  • . Working on the computer and the interactive smart board.

  • Jigsaws and games including counting, matching and sorting.

  • Sand play and water play.

  • Creativity which offers painting, expressive arts and design.

  • Home corner role play where children can also use play dough.

There are always interactive displays which encourage speaking and listening and numeracy skills.

Outdoor Play Area

We have a large outdoor play area which we use every day. The outdoor area includes a grassed area and bike track

There is a large canopy offering shelter from the elements which offers outdoor mark making, an area to look at books and small world play.

Everyday there is an assortment of resources including stilts, stepping stones and an enormous sandpit which children access independently.

We encourage the children to enjoy our outdoor play areas as much as possible, but we would be grateful if you could make the following provisions.

Warm / Sunny weather: Please ensure that your child is adequately protected - sun screen should be applied and a sun hat provided.

Cold weather: Please make sure your child has warm clothing e.g. hat, scarf, gloves, and suitable footwear.

Skelmanthorpe Academy

Elm Street, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9DZ

01484 863306