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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Nursery

Welcome to Elm Wood Nursery from the Nursery team. 

Class teacher - Miss Elisabeth Learoyd

Teaching assistants - Ms Ashworth, Mrs Kirkman and Mrs Gay

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Mrs Stewart 


Hello and Welcome to Elm Wood Nursery, we are so excited to welcome and welcome back our new (and returning) families. This year is going to be so much fun and we cannot wait to start our new adventure with your child. Please join our Class Dojo for all upcoming dates and important information and speak to Miss Learoyd if you have any questions or concerns.



We cover a range of topics throughout the year to give the children a varied and exciting curriculum, we also encourage child-led learning so if there are any particular interests your child has then please share these with us.

Autumn 1 - Why do you love me so much?

Autumn 2 - Why do dragons exist?

Spring 1 - Can we explore it?

Spring 2 - Are eggs alive?

Summer 1 - How high can I jump?

Summer 2 - How many pebbles on a beach?

Our topics cover a variety of subjects and we hope to achieve a broad and diverse curriculum with our littlest children. We will base our learning around books and get the children excited for reading!

Autumn 1 - Why do you love me so much?

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In this topic, we will explore our families and all kinds of different families in our community. We believe it is important to share how amazing and diverse our little world is and do this in a variety of ways, one of which is through books. We will also look at our emotions and how we can cope with big feelings when we're so little.

Nursery times

The Nursery doors will open at 8.30am for children doing morning or full day sessions and the door will close at 9.10am.

Lunchtime is between 11.45am-1.00pm and we ask that you bring a packed lunch if your child is staying over lunchtime.

Afternoon sessions begin at 12.15pm and end at 3.15pm, please try to stick to these times as lunchtime can be very busy.

You will be able to collect your child between 3.00pm and 3.15pm.

Acorn times

The Acorns will attend either a morning or an afternoon session and now come in and leave through the Nursery door.

Morning session: 8.30am - 11.30pm

Afternoon session: 12.15pm - 3.15pm


Lots of the children will be staying over the lunchtime period and will be looked after by our brilliant lunchtime organisers Mrs Kirkman and Mrs O'Brien. We are a Healthy School and apply for the Golden Grin Award each year so please send your child with a packed lunch filled with their favourite 'healthy' snacks. Some really good ideas for filling a lunchbox can be found here: