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Nursery, Kindergarten and Reception

Early Years Foundation Stage at Weston Green School is housed in our purpose-built Early Years building, providing a safe, familiar and happy learning environment for children from the age of two years old. Once a child joins us in Nursery, they are guaranteed a school place with us all the way through to Year Six.

It is of paramount importance that our youngest learners feel secure and confident from the moment they start their learning journey with us at Weston Green School. Our Early Years curriculum allows our experienced and dedicated team of Practitioners to focus on each unique child and to give them opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments that encourage their engagement and recognise their strengths.  All children have agency and curiosity to learn and we are proud to have a curriculum at Weston Green that enables this to develop for our two year olds, through to the children in Reception who are ready to enter KS1.  

When our youngest learners arrive at our school they instantly become part of the Weston Green family.  In addition to our purpose built building, they have access to use all the shared spaces within the school - including the lovely library, our Quiet Courtyard and the Music hall.  They become familiar with staff beyond the Early Years team and, as a consequence, expand their social and learning experiences.  We learn about the children - their interests, what they need and make sure they see themselves in their learning.  Our class sizes mean we are uniquely placed to allow space and time for this and we see our young children flourish on a daily basis as a result. 

We acknowledge that each child is unique and we are committed to providing a quality educational experience for all our pupils, in an atmosphere of security, respect and confidence.  Early Years is a crucial time in a child’s development.  During this stage, their bodies and brains develop rapidly as they build their physical strength, explore their world, develop language and gain social and emotional skills. This is a rate of change that will never be matched again.  The Weston Green Early Years experience ensures that the children are supported, challenged and guided onto their next steps in KS1 as confident, kind, resilient and enthusiastic learners. 

Children can attend school from as early as 7.45am and can stay at school, in our wraparound school care up to 6.00pm each day. Find out more about wraparound care.

Find out more about life in Nursery. 

Find out more about life in Kindergarten. 

Find out more about life in Reception. 

Find out more about our Early Years Curriculum (LINK)

Latest Early Years Videos

Nursery and Kindergarten at Weston Green Play

Nursery and Kindergarten at Weston Green

Watch a short video of life in our nursery and Kindergarten


Reception at Weston Green Play

Reception at Weston Green

We asked some of our pupils what they like the most about Reception and what they would like to be when they grow up.


Building Creativity in Kindergarten Play

Building Creativity in Kindergarten

Watch a short video of Kindergarten enjoying a recent Afternoon Activity session


Reception at Forest School Play

Reception at Forest School

Watch our short video insight into Forest School sessions with Reception


Reception's first fortnight Play

Reception's first fortnight

Watch our video which shows some of the things that Reception have been up to during their first fortnight


Reception's new outdoor area Play

Reception's new outdoor area

Introducing Reception's new outdoor learning area


Arts and Crafts in Kindergarten Play

Arts and Crafts in Kindergarten

On Tuesday afternoons our Kindergarten pupils can enjoy art and craft activities


Forest School Taster Morning Play

Forest School Taster Morning

Some of the children due to join Reception in September recently enjoyed a Forest School Taster Morning


Cookery in Kindergarten Play

Cookery in Kindergarten

Watch our short video of Kindergarten created their own delicious vegetable wraps


Reception Investigate Autumn Play

Reception Investigate Autumn

Watch our short video of Reception looking for signs of autumn and creating a beautiful autumn display


Kindergarten at Forest School Play

Kindergarten at Forest School

Watch our short video of Kindergarten at Forest School


Toddler Tunes Play

Toddler Tunes

Parents with children aged 2 - 3 are welcome to join us every Monday during term time for our Toddler Tunes class.


My Morning at Weston Green Play

My Morning at Weston Green

Watch a short video of our induction morning for pupils joining Reception


Kindergarten Afternoon Activities: Construction Time Play

Kindergarten Afternoon Activities: Construction Time

Watch a short video about Kindergarten's Construction Time sessions, which take place each Monday


Kindergarten Afternoon Activities: Yoga Play

Kindergarten Afternoon Activities: Yoga

Watch a short video of Kindergarten enjoying a yoga session with our visiting yoga specialist


A day in Reception Play

A day in Reception

Watch our short video insight into a day in the life of our Reception pupils


Kindergarten Afternoon Activities: Outdoor Explorers Play

Kindergarten Afternoon Activities: Outdoor Explorers

Watch our short clip of Kindergarten enjoying an 'Outdoor Explorers' session


A day in Kindergarten Play

A day in Kindergarten

Watch our short video insight into a day in the life of our Kindergarten pupils


Summer Production Play

Summer Production

Watch a short video of our Early Years and Year 1 pupils performing 'Stella the Starfish'


Creative Outdoor Learning Play

Creative Outdoor Learning

Watch our short video of Early Years pupils creating a Bug Hotel and enjoying our Storyteller's Tree


Creativity in Early Years Play

Creativity in Early Years

Watch a short video which shows how we use creativity to engage and enthuse our youngest pupils


Early Years Drama Workshop Play

Early Years Drama Workshop

Watch a short video of Early Years enjoying a recent visit from the Hobgoblin Theatre Company


Weston Green in pictures Play

Weston Green in pictures

Watch our short video clip, showing life at Weston Green through a series of photographs


Latest Early Years News See all

Story Adventures: Oi Frog and The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Story Adventures: Oi Frog and The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Reception Pumpkin Picking at Garsons Farm

Reception Pumpkin Picking at Garsons Farm

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Harvest Celebrations

Harvest Celebrations

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