Welcome to Palmers Cross Nursery!

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At Palmers Cross, a team of highly qualified and experienced Early Years Professionals, who want to work with you to support your child’s early development, runs our Early Years department. The department is led by myself, Mrs Harper, and I will also be your child’s Nursery teacher. The support staff working in Nursery are Mrs Kendall, Mrs Pheasant, Mrs Clarke and Mrs Bining.

Nursery sessions run at the following times, with the indicated support staff:

AM Nursery and 30 hour AM provision 8:30am-11:45am Mrs Kendall and Mrs Pheasant

PM Nursery 12:15pm-3:15pm Mrs Pheasant and Mrs Clarke

30 hour PM provision 11:45am-3:15pm Mrs Kendall and Mrs Bining.

Children will be able to wear their own clothes for school. However, we would like your child to wear a yellow, early years, polo shirt each day in order to identify them as one of our pupils. These polo shirts can be ordered from the school office, along with an optional jumper for the colder months. We do recommend that you send your child to nursery in clothes suitable for play.

Welcome back after the Christmas break. We hope that you all had an enjoyable holiday!

A special welcome to the new children that will be joining us this term.

The spring term will begin with our new topic ‘Winter Wonderland’, where we will be learning about all about winter, artic animals, and what to do to keep warm. After half term, we will then move onto the topic ‘Old MacDonald’.

During the spring term, we will additionally be learning about celebrations including Chinese New Year, Pancake Day, and Easter, whilst also acknowledging patron saints of the UK

As always, the children in nursery will have opportunities to consolidate and extend their learning though a mix of adult led and child initiated sessions indoors and outdoors, so please ensure that your child has a pair of wellington boots to keep in Nursery, and an appropriate waterproof coat.

PE will continue to take place on a Friday, but on occasions, we may take part in additional lessons linked to our learning. Please ensure your child has a PE kit to keep in Nursery each day. We will send PE kits home at the end of the spring term for cleaning.

We understand that if your child is starting nursery with us this term, it can be a very apprehensive time, which is why we strive to ensure the very best settling in period for them so that they feel comfortable and safe. If you do have any queries or concerns regarding your child’s nursery place, please feel free to contact us; we are only too happy to help.

We look forward to sharing our fun-filled nursery experience with you and your child.

November 2020

We went on a bear hunt children experienced squelching in mud, splashing in puddles, learning about positional language going under, over and through things.


In nursery, we have experiencing colour and texture when painting our hands to create out Remembrance wreath. We created a bonfire for Bonfire night and pretended to roast our marshmallows, the children enjoyed creating fireworks pictures with glitter and we danced and moved like a firework with dance scarves. We all celebrated birthdays gone by, the children had so much fun singing, playing games and trying some party food.


In these photos we have been learning about capacity using language full, empty, half full. We have also been counting, matching numerals to an amount, using fine motor activities in maths and literacy. The children were donated some plants from a grandparent so we planted them to improve our garden.



Children enjoyed raising money for Children In Need.


 Nursery also celebrated Diwali by tasting some yummy food, dancing along with traditional Indian music with scarves and created fireworks outside with paint. We had lots of fun!


October 2020

Nursery children have settled in so well on their return to school. They have been exploring their new environment and getting used to new routines and expectations. Well done Nursery!


September 2020

Wow! Look at the amazing monster puppet Freddie from Nursery has made during his home learning time. It’s fantastic!

Fantastic colouring from one of our Nursery pupils whilst working at home.


We are so proud to see the wonderful work Millie-Rose in Nursery has been up to at home. Well done!



Mrs Kendall and Mrs Jones have been very busy these past weeks. They have been working on a surprise for all our Eyfs children. They have painted, repaired, jet washed and cleaned and worked so hard to make sure you all have a beautiful area to learn in.

We can't wait to see you exploring in your new environment. We hope you love it as much as we do!







April 2020

Whilst staying at home parents and children have done a great job of making stay safe posters!

March 2020

Nursery dressed in red and white to represent Canada for Sports Relief! We all had lots of fun!
For our topic this term we are learning about the Farm. The children decided which animals to paint and painted farm animals.
In maths this week we are learning to compare sets. The children matched spots onto their ladybirds in playdough.

Creating houses for the three little pigs out of construction materials.

February 2020

Children had fun mixing ingredients and flipping their pancakes!

We went on a walk after the stormy weather to see what had changed or stayed the same. Then, we collected items blown down to create a den, and planted a branch which children  created decorations for to brighten up our room.


We learnt about instrument names and what they sound like.

 Children have been busy in Nursery exploring mark making, transport, counting and amounts , Chinese new year and exploring over and under in P.E. 




Learning in Nursery Autumn 2019

Our story focus this week was the gingerbread man, as part of our learning we followed a recipe to make our gingerbread men. We also explored mark making, using big chalks to draw a gingerbread man and features. Through our topic the children have been working very hard to explore who they are and who is important to them. During topic we have been looking closely at the body and naming different body parts. 

As part of our all about me topic we drew around our friends and created our own labels to name the different parts of the body.

During phonics we have been exploring instrumental sounds.


Learning in Nursery Autumn 2018






 March 2018

  Nursery supporting Children In Need