Welcome to Nursery


Nursery at Queen’s Hill Primary School offers an engaging and nurturing environment for each child to learn and flourish.  Our goal is to instill a ‘Passion for Learning’ that will continue throughout pupils' lives by providing stimulating lessons, enquiry-based learning opportunities and a child-centred approach to help children develop their own love of learning.

We believe that each and every child has the right to achieve and in the Early Years we seek to develop this at every stage.  Our purpose built Nursery classroom and outdoor area provide a rich environment in which the children can learn through their play and children are able to access our large outdoor area on a free-flow basis every day.  A balance of adult-directed and child-initiated learning ensures that children make progress across all areas of their learning and development.

Nursery Admissions

Queen’s Hill Nursery is a 52 place Early Years setting for 3 and 4 year olds (26 per session). We run a morning session (8.30am – 11.30am) and an afternoon session (12.00 noon – 3pm) for 3 hours per session. The provision is available from Monday to Friday, during term time.

For more information about our Nursery, read our Nursery Information Pack. If you are interested in applying, please complete a copy of our Nursery Application Form

Home communication

At Queen’s Hill Primary School we see education as a partnership between the home and school. We use Tapestry,  an ‘online learning journal’ which enables you to see photographs, videos and written observations of the activities your child does at school. Good relationships between parents and staff are valued and there are frequent opportunities for parents to come in and share what their child has been doing.

Blog Posts

Nursery – Daffodil painting

In Nursery, we have been learning about Spring. Lots of the children had a go at painting daffodils. We talked about the colours and how to hold our paint brush to help us to be good painters.

Local Author Visit

To mark the end of world book week, Miss Hicks organised for local author, Nigel Lungenmuss-Ward, to join our school for the day. He visited all of the classrooms today, to read his story and inspire others to write their own book. Nigel’s books: Freddie’s Impossible Dream and What’s That? were illustrated by his son … Read more

Nursery – Alien landing

This week, Nursery found some strange footprints in the classroom which led outside. We discussed who they might belong to and what the creature might look like.

Nursery – Playdough

This week, we have been exploring playdough inside and outside. We have been inspired by St Valentine’s Day and created hearts and cakes.

Nursery – Colour mixing

This week, Nursery have enjoyed colour mixing in the mud kitchen. “Wow, it’s turning orange”.

Our First Workshare!

Today we hosted our very first whole-school workshare. Thank you to parents and carers for coming along and helping to celebrate all of our pupils’ amazing learning so far! We will be hosting a work-share towards the end of each half-term. We will keep everyone updated with future dates in our monthly school newsletter.

Nursery newsletter 16/09/22

Nursery News 10/06/22

Please find below the latest nursery news and some documents to support name writing at home.

Nursery: Each peach pear plum

This week, we have read the story Each Peach Pear Plum. We learned about the queen and about the platinum jubilee. We enjoyed playing in the castle role play area and creating our own castles. We have also been mixing colours.