The nursery is purpose built and sits within its own large enclosed grounds. The nursery comprises three large rooms in which the children can enjoy a variety of free flow play, from role play, construction, art and model making and 'messy' activities, such as water and sand play.
There are a wide variety of resources available to the children, including computer software. The nursery also has a separate kitchen/dining room where the children eat a healthy snack and, when in season, make soup from the vegetables grown in our garden.
We have a large outdoor play area, where we have several types of physical/climbing equipment, which the children love. They enjoy lots of outdoor activities, and also get involved in planting herbs and vegetables etc. As we have an undercover verandah, the children are able to play outdoors in all weathers, allowing them to benefit from fresh air and physical play all year round.
Our curriculum rationale
At St Mary's and Polbeth Nursery we endeavour to promote an inclusive learning community where children are challenged and supported to achieve their full potential and become all that they possibly can be. The children will embark on a journey to become independent, self-motivated, responsible and resilient citizens who will have a zest for life.
Our curriculum reflects our absolute commitment to providing strong literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing through the promotion of curiosity and investigation in the world around them, both within the classroom environment and in outdoor learning opportunities. We aim to equip our learners to become contributing adults, providing skills and confidence to embrace modern life.
We will provide strong pastoral care in collaboration with our partners to ensure that every child has the building blocks to overcome barriers. We pledge to work in close collaboration with parents to facilitate their children's learning. Within a positive culture we will ensure all children feel valued and that their curriculum allows them to learn and achieve.