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Welcome to Sawley Nursery.  

We have lots of activities to keep the children busy learning throughout their session such as construction, play dough kitchen, malleable art, small world, role play, reading, investigation, maths, writing, sand, water, fine motor skills and so much more!

Outside activities provide the opportunity for children to explore their gross motor skills using bats and balls, bikes, balancing beams etc.  As well as this children can play with small world, construction, reading, writing, sand and water etc. 

Each week your child will have 5 sessions with their Keyworker: Story, Tuning into words, Maths, Phonics and PSED.  The leavers will be having a Phase 1 phonics session daily. 


We have so much fun here at Sawley Nursery!! 



         Information for our new starters 



Nursery Induction

Nursery Virtual Tour

Supporting your child's mental health & well-being


General Information




  • We have so much fun at Nursery and can get a bit messy! Child are provided with aprons however they still manage to get some on their clothes.  It is therefore a good idea to keep best clothes at home and use older clothes for Nursery. The children can wear a uniform but this is not compulsory. 
  • Please remember to label all of their clothes.
  • Please talk to any member of staff if you have any questions. 
  • Please encourage children to find their own peg and name card at the start of their session.  
  • Please read the newsletter for more information.
  • Please provide your children with a water bottle containing only water not juice.
  • Please let us know if there are any changes to your child's medical needs so we can amend your child's medical records.

Outdoor clothing and footwear

Please consider the weather when you bring your child to Nursery. If it is winter weather outside please ensure your child has sensible shoes or wellies and a waterproof coat. Even if it raining or snowing we like to take advantage of working outside in different weather conditions to increase learning opportunities. Likewise if the weather is hot please ensure your child has had some sun cream applied (as we can not apply it in Nursery) and they come to Nursery with a sun hat and water bottle.   




Snack Time 




Everyday your child will have snack time with a healthy option for snack with a drink of either milk or water.  On a Friday the children have a treat of toast and we ask for a contribution of £1 a term towards the toast.   If there are any special dietary requirements then please fill in a medical form and inform staff.







Have a look at our termly newsletters.  Every child will be given a paper copy of these each term.  These will give you information on topics, up and coming events, term dates and important information. 


Tapestry Online Learning Journal 




Key workers  work very hard to upload your child's work onto the Tapestry online Journal.  We ask that you take the time to look at them with your child to see what they have been doing at school.  Please feel free to like and comment on your child's observations as well as uploading anything your child does at home. We love to see what the children have been doing!   smiley







These are our characters from our reading scheme stories!

Before children take reading books home we encourage children to look at different kinds of stories and encourage them to:

Hold the book the correct way.

Turn the pages.

Say what is happening in each page

Listen to stories 

Talk about the front cover, characters and setting of the story.  

Distinguishing between words and pictures.

And loads more so if you have any questions them please ask a member of staff!    smiley




In numeracy, the children will be developing their early counting skills, number recognition and shapes in their environment. You can help your child by identifying shapes and numbers at home and practise counting with them. J

useful websites:

ict games 

cbeebies games 

top marks

bbc games






Before children start to learn their sounds (s a t p i n) we start by learning to listen.  We learn about:

Environmental sounds

Instrumental sounds 

Body Percussion 

Rhythm and rhyme 


Voice Sounds

Oral blending and segmenting 

We play fun games to help children to learn these.  If you have any questions about how to do these at home them please ask a member of the team! smiley