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Welcome to Nursery!

Meet the team:

North Site: Miss Mikkides, Carthei, Luisa and Maryam.

South Site: Miss Richard and Miss Gemma

“Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential.”

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, 2012.



At Mission Grove we want every child to be the best that they can be. We believe that this starts with a solid foundation and enjoyment of learning from the very beginning of a child’s school journey. We aim to provide the highest quality care and education for every child.

We strive to create a welcoming, safe and happy environment, which challenges and supports pupils to achieve their potential and to become independent, confident learners.

Mission Grove Nursery offers part time and full time for children aged between three and four.  We are a play-based setting where children develop and learn both indoors and out, through carefully planned activities that are designed to stimulate their curiosity and develop their love for learning.  Our aim is to give the children a fun, safe and stimulating space in which to start their journey into education.   

Key Worker:

When your child starts at the nursery, they will be appointed a ‘Key Person.’ The Key Person will take on specific responsibilities for your child, from settling them in and then continuing to support and promote their learning.

All the adults in the nursery work as a team and will support the development of your child but your child’s Key Person will be your first point of contact if you wish to discuss anything about your child. Having spoken to the Key Person you are welcome to speak to the class teacher as well.

What you can do at home:

The main way that children learn and develop at a young age is through their play.  You should set aside some time each day to play with your child, doing an activity that they have chosen.

Reading to your child at home is also vital if they are to develop a love of books and reading.  By reading to your child in any language every night as part of their bedtime routine, you will lay the foundations for a successful school life.

Finding their feet:

One of the biggest things that your child will develop whilst at nursery is their sense of independence, from selecting toys and activities to dressing themselves.

It is important that when children start at the nursery they can go to the toilet by themselves and wash their hands.  They should be wearing pants or knickers and not pull-ups.  We are happy to deal with a few accidents and help develop your child’s confidence and toileting skills.  Please let us know if you need any help or advice with toilet training.


South Site 

The morning session runs from 8.30am - 11.30am

The afternoon session runs from 12.30pm – 3.30pm

North Site

The morning session runs from 8.45am - 11.45am

The afternoon session runs from 12.45pm – 3.45pm

If your child is attending nursery full-time our session starts at 9am – 3pm. They will have lunch at 11.30am in the dining hall.


For more information about the Early Years Curriculum, Framework and Assessment, please use the following website which has a parent friendly guide;

Click here to view our Early Years Prospectus.