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Welcome to our Nursery!


I am Mrs Balcon the Nursery Teacher at Fairmeadows.

I love teaching Early Years and I am passionate about allowing the children to learn through exploration and play.

I am also the Early Years Leader and SENCO at Fairmeadows so when I am completing those duties, our wonderful Nursery team are on hand to offer consistency and support the children.



Our team is made up of:


Mrs Lester                               Miss Gothard                         Miss Deakin

Mrs Lester (our senior Nursery Nurse),        Miss Gothard (Learning Assistant),              Miss Deakin (Afternoon Learning Assistant).


Key Information


Joining our Nursery

  • We have spaces available in our Nursery currently.
  • We offer morning sessions (8.30-11.30), afternoon sessions (12.00-3.00) or 30 hour funded sessions (8.30-3.00 – this includes a lunch and occurs an additional cost).
  • To find out more information about if you're eligible for 30 hours funding, click here
  • Your child is able to join the term after their 3rd birthday.
  • We also do three intakes each year, September, January and April.
  • Please contact us on 01283 211019 to enquire about spaces
  • Click for our additional costs price list 
  • Click for our application form – please complete this and return it to school if you wish to apply.



  • All pupils have their own Seesaw accounts, which is a learning journey record of photographs, videos and work your child has completed. You will be notified when a new post is shared. Please speak to the nursery staff if you have not yet connected.
  • You also have the option to contact the Nursery staff if you have any queries during the day (8am-4pm) via the messaging function. 


Uniform & Equipment

  • Please bring a named bag to school each day
  • Please bring a named water bottle to school each day. This must only contain water.
  • School provide a milk carton and fruit or vegetables for our daily snack time. 
  • We do not do PE lessons in Nursery, however we do have Kimbles sessions each week. We encourage the children to bring in black PE pumps for this so they can practice the skill of putting their own shoes on. 



  • We encourage children to read at home as much as possible. We ask that parents try to read at least 3 times with their child each week and share a post about this on Seesaw.
  • We also ask parents to send in one piece of good news about their child's achievements each week. These are called 'proud clouds', we share these with the rest of the class each week and celebrate these together. 

Our Timetable


Our Curriculum

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework, there are 7 areas of learning (subjects) these are:


Communication & Language

Physical Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts & Design


The Government have recently changed the EYFS Framework and this becomes statutory in September 2021. The recent changes to the curriculum focus on early language and extending vocabulary. This is important as it helps to improve child development in all areas.


They have also highlighted the importance of educating children about their oral health, this includes not eating too much sugar, brushing their teeth at least twice a day, and having regular visits to the dentist. 


Our Learning Overview (2020-2021)





Characteristics of Effective Learning

The characteristics of effective learning describe factors that play a central role in a child’s learning and in becoming an effective learner. They represent processes rather than outcomes.


These are:

Playing and Exploring

  • Finding out & exploring
  • Using what they know in their play
  • Being willing to have a go

Active Learning

  • Being involved & concentrating
  • Keeping on trying
  • Enjoying achieving what they set out to do 

Creating and Thinking Critically

  • Having their own ideas
  • Using what they already know to learn new things
  • Choosing ways to do things & finding new ways. 


Our Nursery