The Early Years Vision

The Early Years Team at Girnhill are dedicated to creating an outstanding provision which provides high quality practice to drive the learning and outcomes forward.

They are committed to ensuring both provision and teaching are nurturing, engaging and providing appropriate opportunities and challenges for all children.

Staff are enthusiastic about engaging parents/carers and involving them in their children’s learning. Children and their families are invited to visit the Nursery before their start date to ensure that children become familiar in their surroundings and enables parents/carers to have those valuable conversations with their child’s key worker. This relationship is further established throughout Early Years by parental workshops – Nutty about Numbers and Fun with Phonics, termly parental meetings to discuss teaching and learning, class assemblies, open mornings and INSPIRE mornings.


Nursery Information:

The doors to Nursery open at 8:45am for the morning session and 12:15pm for the afternoon session.

The doors and gates to the Nursery will be locked at 8:55am, any arrival after this time will have to enter via Main School Reception.


30 hour provision is available in our Nursery – please contact school office on 01977 702261 for more information.


School Uniform – School uniform is available to purchase from the online store. See more information on the Uniform page.


Outdoor Learning – Children in Early Years have open access to an outdoor learning environment where they can access a variety of learning opportunities, please make sure your child is prepared for all weathers.


Snack – Fruit and milk is offered throughout the session for every child.


Library – The morning children will have access to a Nursery Lending Library, these books will be changed weekly.


Learning Journeys – Children’s work and learning is displayed on the walls in the Nursery environment for parents/carers to view and comment on.