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Welcome to Nursery!

Meet the Nursery staff.

Mrs Bygrave (Nursery Manager)

  • Miss Cunningham (Nursery Nurse)
  • Mrs Chahal (Nursery Nurse)
  • Mrs Lakin (Nursery Nurse)
  • Mrs Scott (Nursery Nurse)
  • Miss Fellows (Nursery Nurse)
  • Miss Cleverly (LSA)
  • Mrs Jackson (LSA)
  • Mrs Stirling (Playworker)
  • Mrs Black (Playworker Apprentice)
  • Mrs Khalid (Playworker Apprentice)
  • Mrs Sayed (Playworker Apprentice)
  • Mrs Searis (Nursery Admin Assistant Apprentice)


Learning, Playing and Growing Together – To Achieve My Best

All children in Foundation Stage at Manor Park Primary School are given equal opportunities to discover their strengths and abilities through an exciting, engaging and challenging curriculum. All practitioners are equipped to support, listen and respond to the children through every stage of their development and share the vision that each child is individual and unique. Parents are valued as partners in their child’s achievements and next steps in learning through effective communication and regular opportunities to share and celebrate progress and attainment together.

Tel: 024 7650 1736

At Manor Park Nursery, we offer your child opportunities for fun, interactive and imaginative learning and celebrate each child’s strengths and personal interests. Children make full use of our extensive grounds and our wonderful indoor and outdoor learning environments which have been created to support children’s learning and development to explore and discover the world around them. The children learn through a stimulating range of child and adult initiated play and learning experiences, laying firm foundations for the challenges of their individual futures. The topics and themes that we teach are designed to enhance the diverse communities our children belong to. We support all children to develop, consolidate and deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills across the 7 areas of learning.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development is central to all the experiences that we offer the children across Early Years. They are the life skills through which we encourage the children to have respect for themselves and others, develop their social interactions and positive dispositions to learn.

Communication and Language is fundamental to the teaching and learning in Foundation Stage. We encourage the children to become confident at speaking, listening and in using their imaginations to communicate. Having high aspirations for our children to use and apply more complex language impacts on their ability to talk, express their thoughts, read, write and spell.

Physical Development of the children in Foundation Stage is encouraged through opportunities for them to be active and interactive and to improve their skills of co-ordination, control, manipulation and movement. We teach the importance of keeping healthy and being aware of their bodies.


Literacy, reading and writing skills are promoted through carefully planned and systematic teaching and activities throughout the year. We share a range of books and rhymes with the children and encourage them to explore writing and mark making through role play and creative activities. The teaching of Phonics begins in Nursery through children playing practical, multi-sensory games involving letters, sounds and rhymes.


Mathematical Development focuses on the knowledge and skills which enable young children to become confident and independent in their use of numbers. The children are given opportunities to recognise and use numbers reliably, to develop mathematical ideas and to solve problems. Shape, space and measures are also explored.


Understanding the World is an exciting part of our curriculum which includes designing and making, ICT, time, place and communities. Our carefully planned activities help to support the children in developing the knowledge, skills and understanding that help them to make sense of the world in which we live.


Expressive Arts and Design enables the children to explore their creativity. These include art, music, movement, dance, imaginative and role-play activities. We will support the children in exploring and sharing their thoughts and feelings through a variety of areas of learning.

If you have any questions or queries then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mrs. A. Bygrave (Early Years Leader)