Holywell Primary and Nursery School

Welcome to Nursery

At the start of your child’s journey through education, we offer your child the opportunity to flourish and grow through child initiated play in a welcoming, friendly and interactive environment. The children have free flow access to both the indoor and outdoor environment and they also get to explore our two forest school sites weekly. We strongly believe that Play is the key to unlocking your child’s potential. Through carefully observed child initiated play, the staff will guide your child onto the next stage of their development and learning. We all have lots of fun everyday!

The Nursery Team are Mrs Wootton, Mrs Barnard, Mrs Williamson, Mrs Spears and Mrs Hellingsworth.

Mrs Watkins, our Foundation Stage Leader takes the children to Forest Schools on Wednesdays (alternative half terms).


At Holywell we pride ourselves on child led planning, whereby the children have an input into the topics taught throughout the year. We will begin by ensuring that the children settle as easily as possible but we will then use their interests to develop their learning during this half term.

2018 -2019 Topics

Autumn 1 Settling In

Autumn 2 Myself

Spring 1  Superheroes

Spring 2 topic plan – food and growing

Summer 1 – “How do we get there?”

Summer 2 The Weather

At Holywell Nursery we offer beginning of the week, end of the week and also we offer 30 hours sessions. We also offer a number of full-time days and wrap-around care is available with Woody’s Out-of-School Club http://www.thewoodschildcareclubs.com/.

To apply for a place in Nursery, please fill in a Registration Form, available from the School Office.

News & Updates

Foundation Stage Open Morning

We will be holding our Foundation Stage Open Morning on Thursday 3rd October 2019 9.30 – 11 a.m.  Please come to the main reception area.  We look forward to meeting you!
Posted On 18 Sep 2019
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Forest School in July

We had a wonderful time at Forest School this morning.  Look at all the fun we had!
Posted On 10 Jul 2019
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Nursery Topic for Summer 2

Wow how quickly has this year flown? We are now on to our last topic and the children have decided they want to find out about the weather!! Get ready for some interesting conversations at home. Summer 2 Topic Plan
Posted On 04 Jun 2019
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Nursery Topic for Summer 1

Our new Nursery topic for this half term is “How do we get there?” We will be reading some great stories and rhymes and making models of different vehicles. Summer 1 topic plan  
Posted On 01 May 2019
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Nursery at Forest School!

Last half term, 10 children went to Forest School every Wednesday morning. They had a fabulous time there and enjoyed exploring! We created this newsletter for the children to show to their families about their experiences. Forest school newsletter The next group of children have...
Posted On 02 Mar 2019
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Food and growing

During this half term the Nursery will be thinking about food and where it comes from. We will be tasting lots of yummy fruits and vegetables and telling fabulous stories about this topic. Food topic plan
Posted On 02 Mar 2019
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New topic plan for Nursery!

Happy New Year to all our families! Please see the attached link for our new topic for January and February. We are going to be Superheroes!!!! Calling all Superheroes!
Posted On 07 Jan 2019
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Nursery Topic for November 2018!

We will be carrying on with our topic of All About Me after half term. topic plan for parents But then we will look at special days during December! Keep a look out for the new topic plan in late November.
Posted On 22 Oct 2018
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