Welcome to Handale Nursery. We aim to create a welcoming and secure environment in which your child will have the opportunity to grow as an individual and become an independent learner. We encourage an active partnership between all our parents/carers and Nursery.   We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and believe that children learn through play. Our nursery environment is set up to support this. Throughout the session children will have the opportunity to play in both our indoor and outdoor environments. During your child’s time in nursery, staff will record learning and progress through our planning and assessment. We document successful learning, linked to our curriculum in our Early Years Books. These are shared with you regularly but are also available to see on request should you wish. We encourage that you as the parent/carer add to your children’s Early Years Books. 

Nursery Hours:

  • Morning Nursery – 8.30-11.30am
  • Afternoon Nursery – 12.15 – 3.15pm (gate is opened from 3.10pm to allow for older siblings to be collected from school)

Flexi places – there are limited spaces for children to attend:

  • Monday, Tuesday – 8.30am – 3.15pm and Wednesday – 8.30 – 11.30am
  • Wednesday 12.15 – 3.15pm and Thursday, Friday – 8.30am – 3.15pm

30 hour places:

We also offer 30 hour spaces for children whose parents work 16 hours or more per week.

Nursery Staff:

The Nursery team are very approachable and encourage parents to discuss any concerns, no matter how trivial at the earliest opportunity. The team consists of:

  • Mrs Lister
  • Miss Alderson

Home Loan Scheme:

All nursery children are given a book bag and bring home a new book each week to share at home.

Phonics (including rhymes):

Within nursery all children take part in phonics activities based on the Little Wandle phonics scheme. Click on the link below to find ways to support this at home:


Within nursery all children take part in maths activities based on the Master the Curriculum maths scheme.

If you have any questions or worries that you would like to discuss please contact:

Mrs Lister at carole.lister@handaleprimaryschool.co.uk (Early Years Lead and Nursery Teacher)

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