West End Primary School and Nursery

Be Your West End Best

Nursery Puffin Class



Welcome to Puffin Nursery!


In our nursery class we explore and investigate the areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. We work within our indoor and outdoor learning areas along with accessing the local area. The children have lots of opportunities to make friends, develop their independence and learn and refine new skills whilst deepening and extending their knowledge and understanding.


This term we are particularly focussing on our personal, social and emotional skills as we settle in, learn our new routines and get to know each other and our environment. 


What will your child need to bring to our Nursery? 


Please ensure all your paperwork has been completed and returned to our school office prior to your child starting with us.


On a day to day basis we ask that the children come to nursery with a named water bottle and, if they are staying all day, a packed lunch; we provide cartons of milk and a piece of fruit as a snack. We ask that each day they come with a suitable coat or jacket, depending on the season, as we work outside every day. If you would like to send a clearly named pair of wellies to be kept at nursery so your child is ready and prepared for any weather we have the space to store these!


It is helpful if you can send your child with a bag (a small backpack is ideal) containing a spare change clothes 'just in case' and a sunhat/winter hat and gloves depending on the weather.


Please name any and all items that come into nursery so we can return them to their correct owner.


Due to COVID we are asking that children do not bring any additional items from home. The staff will be on hand to help settle any nerves - we are experts at providing a little TLC where needed!

Arriving and exiting our Nursery: 


Our Nursery day begins at 8.45am with our morning session ending at 11.45am. Our afternoon session begins at 12.15pm and runs until the end of our Nursery day at 3.15pm.


Due to COVID we are asking that the children are dropped off with a member of staff at the door, likewise the staff will ensure that the children are ready, with their belongings, at the end of the session to be collected from the door.


Should you need to come into the nursery building for any reason we ask that you please wear a face covering.

Keeping in Touch:


In Puffin Class we use Tapestry, our on-line learning profile (you will receive an email containing your personal log-in details to access your child's individual profile) to post observations and photographs of what your child has been busy doing at nursery along with weekly updates to our families and optional home-learning tasks to support your child in their learning journey. 


Please check our website calendar for our training days and term dates.



Look at the wonderful things we have been busy doing!