In Nursery we have a child centred approach. We value each child's interests and home celebrations and experiences. We strive to make our Nursery a place where children feel safe, happy and valued.

Child-centred approach

Carden Nursery is a safe and welcoming place for children aged 3-4 years. We offer a free flow environment where children are free to explore their environment and expand their interest through a range of exciting and purposeful resources and activities.

Nursery pupil holding leaves and smiling at camera

What goes on in nursery?

The indoor and outdoor environment is set up to meet all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and reflects on the children’s current interests. These environments include: mark making, mathematics, model making, messy play, construction, small world, music, books, role play and dressing up. We also have access to an interactive white board for games and a fantastic wood work area.

A Nursery pupil leaning over a tub of vegetables

Nursery staff

Julia Woods

My name is Julia Woods and I have worked at Carden for many years in Year 2, Year 3 and now in nursery

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Outdoor learning and tending to our school garden is a big part of our day.

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Latest Nursery updates

Feb 2023 update: Nursery

In nursery we have been doing work connected to our ‘Talk for Writing’ book – ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’. It all started when we followed a trail of masks and found a parcel. We unwrapped the parcel and inside was a copy of 

Winter term update: nursery

In nursery we have been doing lots of different activities. Some of the things we have particularly enjoyed doing have been, making decorations that we can hang at home using salt dough. When the salt dough is dry from being in the oven we will 

Nursery Autumn update 2022

In nursery we have been doing a lot of activities around our Talk For Writing book ‘TheVery Hungry Caterpillar’. We looked closely at pictures of butterflies and then we usedpaint to make our own butterflies. We carried out an investigation to find which materialwas best