The Nursery at Westwood Academy.

Westwood provide a Montessori inspired nursery provision. In October 2017, the nursery was relocated in the main school building in a bright, large, well-equipped space that is situated next to our Reception class – making the transition process from our nursery to Reception even more integrated and supporting the children to move seamlessly through different phases of education at Westwood.

If you are interested in your child joining the sessions at Westwood Nursery, we operate a limited number of spaces per session, and sessions run from 8:45am – 11:45am and from 12:30 am – 3:30pm Monday to Friday.  Please contact the school office to see if there are currently spaces available, or if you prefer, you can complete an application form.  Applications should be returned to the school office either by post, person or via email – our details are here.  Where we do not have space available, we will keep a waiting list in order of our admission criteria set out in our Admissions Policy and will contact parents in order when a space becomes available.

In 2016-17, every child that left our nursery achieved the age related learning goals set for them – 100%.  This enables the nursery children to enter reception classes fully prepared and confident.

We also offer a lunchtime provision for 3 year olds, where they engage with the rest of the school in the dining room at lunch time whilst having their packed lunches – again making the transition into school much easier.  This provision is available in limited numbers on a first come, first served basis.

If you require further information about this exciting provision then please contact the school office on 01702 559467.

Please note that there is a separate admissions process to get a place at Westwood Academy on entry to the reception year.  Attendance at the nursery does not guarantee a place at the school for reception year.  Details of our admission process for the main school can be found here.

This term in the Nursery.

Welcome back everybody and welcome to all the new starters that have and will be joining us, we hope you had a great Christmas and New Year.  We have a few reminders:

  1. Please make sure that your child has indoor shoes/slippers to change into when they arrive at nursery and a pair of welly boots for when they go into the garden.
  2. When choosing clothing and footwear for your child make sure that these are comfortable and loose fitting.  The children are encouraged to do as much of their self-care tasks as possible for example: change into their slippers, shoes and boots, so Velcro strap fastenings and the right sized footwear are beneficial (no laces please).
  3. Provide a change of clothes in your child’s bag just in case of accidents.
  4. Please label everything with your child’s name.
  5. Notify us if your child will not be attend nursery.

Please feel free to speak to a member of staff if you would like further guidance or advice.

See the table below for the nursery’s colour, letter sound and rhyme for the next few weeks. Encourage your child to find something at home that relates to any of the topics so that we can discuss these at ‘Show and Tell’.    Please note that items could be a drawing, colouring-in picture or an object found at home and only needs to be one of these per session.  Ultimately, make this lots of fun for your child and you and please do not worry if your child doesn’t want to do it.

DateColourLetter SoundRhyme
w/c –  8/1/18 Silvermam (ham, yam, Sam etc)
w/c – 15/1/18 Greendeg (leg, beg, peg, etc.)
w/c – 22/1/18 Blackgip (lip, tip, sip, etc.)
w/c – 29/1/18 Redoot (lot, cot, hot, etc.)
w/c – 5/2/18yellowuun (bun, fun, sun, etc.)


Thank you all for your support.