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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 are just about to start our Spring 1 term, where we will be focusing on Nursery Rhymes in our new topic, which will commence in January. Last term we had lots of fun learning about 'people that help us' and learning about our similarities and differences.

We will carry on having a huge focus on listening to the children's interests, this has created some wonderful work so far, which we proudly display within our classroom. The children have thoroughly enjoyed our role play area, where they have had the opportunity to dress up as doctors and nurses and use special implements to 'help the babies get better!'.


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 Mrs Smith. We also have one full-time teaching assistant; Miss Duncan and Miss Rutlidge, who will be working with us part time. 

We also mentor students who are on placement and volunteers.

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 snack time!


Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum

We follow the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum 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.

60 minute medley | Early Years - Nursery Rhymes | BBC Teach

A medley of some of the best-known nursery songs and rhymes to sing with your children at home.

Nursery Rhymes- Spring 1 Topic Web

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.

There is also a parent's suggestion box outside of nursery. We would love to hear from you. If you have any ideas, your child's current interests or general comments, please drop us a note and we will do our best to make things happen.


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.

Nursery AM Christmas Sing Along

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The children enjoyed getting festive and singing their Christmas songs!

Nursery PM Christmas Sing Along

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The afternoon Nursery children have had lots of fun too singing their festive songs!

Our Christmas Nativity photos

Some photos of Autumn Term at Nursery

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