Helping your child develop and learn through creativity and fun.
Welcome to Conkers Nursery School. As professionals, parents and carers we all want the best for children in our care. Conkers is committed to providing quality care and education for 0-5 year olds.
"Children are incredibly happy and settled at this calm and inclusive nursery. As they arrive, familiar and enthusiastic staff welcome them. Staff foster strong and positive attachments with children in their care. As a result, children show they feel safe and secure."
What makes Conkers different
We follow a child-led approach to build resilience, ambition and a lifelong love of learning for every child.
Breakfast, lunch, tea and snacks are freshly prepared every day.
Our dedicated and qualified staff ensure that children are encouraged to develop to their full potential.
We build strong parent/carer partnerships focused on inclusion, openness and good communication.
At Conkers Nursery School we have three separate classrooms equipped with resources appropriate for the children’s stage of development. We have carefully planned transitions between the rooms in collaboration with parents and the child’s key person.
(0-2 years old)
In our Spring classroom, we recognise how important these first, formative months and years of a child’s life are.
Our staff have trained to work specifically with babies and ensure the babies get emotional and physical nurturing alongside sensory stimulation.
The Spring room have their own garden which they use multiple times throughout the day to ensure the babies are getting fresh air and they can develop their physical skills.
(2-3 years old)
In our Summer room, our staff plan for more challenging activities which helps foster their language and literacy skills through social interaction.
The children are encouraged to progress and become confident and independent in their play.
The toddlers are prepared in readiness for the Autumn Room by learning numbers, days of the week, colours and some shapes in circle time. This also allows for quality time with their key person and helps form a secure attachment.
(3-5 years old)
In the Autumn Room, we provide a range of educational play opportunities to prepare your child for school, the children will become more independent as they take advantage of free-flow activities between indoors and outdoors.
We begin to further the children’s curiosity about how and why by using experiments such as sink and float activities. Staff will also encourage the children to engage in sustained shared thinking through problem-solving. We aim for our children to become independent and autonomous learners.
Conkers partners with a company called Blossom Educational to provide parents with an app that gives them all the information they need whilst at the nursery. The app is used as the main form of communication and is used to send daily diaries, observations, nursery news and invoices.
We have received very positive feedback from parents on how the app has helped them to settle into nursery life and how much they enjoy getting updates/pictures of their children throughout the day.
Here is a selection of feedback we have received from our wonderful parents.
"I feel that the rural setting helps with environmental awareness and this is also embedded more when the children look at other topics like winter"
“I love the setting of the nursery which was one of the main reasons we chose it and our daughter loves going outside and going for walks.”
“We use the blossom app, which is great to follow our daughters day and see the progress she is making. We like the golden moment photos and hearing what she has been up to."
“The staff at Conkers do a wonderful job with the children and they have had a truly positive impact on both of my children’s lives - thank you!”