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Nursery - Bramble

Our School Nursery is called ‘Bramble’ and links to other woodland names of our classes. We provide nursery education for 2 - 4 year olds as part of our happy school. Children come into a family environment and are taught and cared for by our experienced team of nursery staff.

We are often asked how you, as parents, can help your child be prepared for school. We believe that your relationship with your child, the little chats you have, the amount of time you spend playing inside and outside, the books you share and the love you show are the most important ways of being prepared for school and for life.  All the fun activities that you do with your child at home are important in supporting their learning and development, and have a really long lasting effect on your child’s learning as they progress through school.

In Bramble, we follow the curriculum for the Early Years Foundation Stage, which is divided into seven areas of learning:

  • personal, social and emotional development
  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding of the world
  • expressive arts and design.

Whilst all areas of learning and development are important and interconnected, three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, the prime areas, are:

  • personal, social and emotional development
  • communication and language
  • physical development.

We are very lucky to be able to learn through using our school site, playing fields and Forest School. We love spending time outdoors and do so as often as possible!


All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. It’s usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year.

The date you can start claiming depends on your child’s birthday.

Child’s birthday

  When you can claim

1 January to 31 March

  The beginning of term on or after 1 April

1 April to 31 August

  The beginning of term on or after 1 September

1 September to 31 December

  The beginning of term on or after 1 January

You do not have to use the full entitlement if you don't want to. The 15 hours entitlement can be shared with another provider if you wish, but you cannot claim for more than 15 hours a week in total.

The entitlement stops once your child starts reception class in a state school