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Ribbleton Avenue

Infant School and Nursery

At Ribbleton Avenue Infant School we offer every child a happy and caring place to play and learn

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Ribbleton Avenue

Infant School and Nursery

At Ribbleton Avenue Infant School we offer every child a happy and caring place to play and learn


Welcome to Nursery!

We would like to give our pre school children a farewell and wish them the best of luck as they continue their learning journey onto Reception! We have had a wonderful year despite lockdown. 


We are excited to meet our new starters in September and welcome back our 'Rising 4' children.


About us

A warm and welcoming atmosphere awaits your child. We have a range of excellent resources and activities to enable your child to grow, develop and engage in adventurous and imaginative play. We have access to an outdoor area including our wildlife garden, which children are encouraged to use ‘whatever the weather’!

Please ensure your child is suitably dressed for Nursery.


Session times

Children attend our Nursery for either five morning sessions per week or five afternoon sessions per week.

Morning sessions run from 8.45am - 11.45am.

Afternoon sessions run from 12.30pm-3.30pm.


Nursery staff

In Nursery we have two part time teachers; Mrs Bateson and Miss Kitt. We also have one full-time teaching assistant; Miss Duncan and Miss Rutlidge, who will be working with us part time. 

We are always available to talk to you should you have any concerns about your child. 


Snack time

During snack time children are provided with milk and a piece of fruit. We encourage children to try each of the fruits that we have. Children are also taught about healthy practises, including washing their hands prior to eating. We also encourage our children to try a range of other healthy snacks such as toast, crumpets, cereals and even scrambled eggs! We are happy to celebrate children's birthdays and parents are welcome to bring cakes or a birthday cake into nursery. We will happily blow the candles out and sing Happy Birthday. We will slice the cake for the children to have at at snack  time!


Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which ensures that every child at Nursery age receives quality educational opportunities that support their development and learning.


Useful Links

Here are some useful links to fun and educational activities you can enjoy with your children at home.

Parents Information Board

Please regularly check the Parents Information Board for reminders, notices and diary date changes.

The board is kept by the new entrance to nursery.


Contact Mrs Bateson

If you need to ask a non urgent question, please use this box to communicate with Nursery. Please be aware that messages can take up to 1 week for a reply.

Celebrating Eid

We had an amazing time celebrating Eid with the children in Nursery!

We made lanterns, designed Mehndi patterns, played musical games just to name a few of our fun activities.

Celebrating Vaisakhi

Vaisakhi, also called Baisakhi, is the festival which celebrates the founding of the Sikh community, the Khalsa, in 1699.

When is Vaisakhi?

Vaisakhi is a spring festival which happens on the 13 or 14 April every year.


It was originally a harvest festival in the Punjab until it became Sikhism's most important festival.


We had a great time celebrating this festival and the children had lots of fun learning about this Sikh tradition. We painted Lions using our handprints and acknowledged that this is a sacred animal.

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