Applications to join Nursery Class for September 2024 are now open. You can find a link to our application form in the admissions page. Please contact the school office to arrange a visit to our Nursery Class.
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Achieving Success Together


Headteacher: Mrs V. Campos

Nursery Class

Nursery Applications are open!


We offer 30 hour places.

Lunch clubs and afternoon sessions available in addition to 15 hour places.

Please do call the office to arrange a tour and see our admissions page for further information.

Admissions Page

We would love to show you round!

Welcome to our Nursery Page.

The Nursery Team are Miss Taylor, Mrs Alexander, Mrs Durrant, Mrs Potton and Miss Impey

Our lunch team also includes Mrs Bushby and Mrs Long.



A Typical Day at Boxmoor Nursery



Busy Finger Activities


The children come in to Nursery and select an activity to develop a variety of skills.


Adult Led Whole Group Session

Introductions to the day, themed learning and mindfulness activities.


Group Time


The children will take part in an adult led activity to develop phonics, maths and other skills.


Active Learning


The children are engaged in play, both indoors and outside.  Fruit and milk are available for the children.


Adult Led Class Time

Stories, songs and concluding our morning.


Home Time

Some children go home and others prepare for lunch.



Lunch Club


Children sit in Nursery and enjoy their packed lunch together, followed by a play in the garden.


Carpet Time

Yoga/Mindfulness/Story and planning our afternoon.


Active Learning

The children are engaged in play, both indoors and outside.


End of Session

Stories, songs and preparing for home.



All of this is subject to change as we go with the children's learning and adapt to exciting days such as snow days, festivals and interests!

Parent Information

Your child will develop more rapidly during the first five years of their life than at any other time.


Please see the information What To Expect for information about your developing child as they move through the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)


There are 7 areas of learning that make up the EYFS curriculum.


There are 3 Prime Areas:


Communication and Language

Your child will be involved in activities that encourage speaking, listening and understanding.  They will enjoy stories, songs, poems and rhymes and develop their recall.  Your child will have a role play area linked to their interests and opportunities to communicate in a variety of situations.

Physical Development

Your child will be supported to develop their independence ready for school.

PE lessons and outside play will develop their gross motor skills.

Busy Finger morning sessions along with other activities will support their fine motor control.

The children will have access to a healthy snack and we will have opportunities to cook and prepare food.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will spend lots of time developing this area through learning to relate to others, taking turns and sharing.  Our small group times will support the children to develop their confidence.


There are 4 Specific Areas:



We will be using our communication and language skills to develop our phonics, mark making and story knowledge.


We will be counting using a variety of resources, playing games and learning about numbers, shape, pattern and measures.  We will use all of this to solve problems.

Understanding the World

Exploring the world around us and asking and answering lots of questions!

Expressive Arts and Design

This will see us using our imaginations, role playing, building, singing, playing music, painting, modelling and much more.


All of this will be delivered in a fun way, led by the interests of the children.

Characteristics of Effective Learning


These explain how children relate to their learning and relate to all areas of learning.  This is something we consider when assessing the children.


Playing and Exploring (engagement) - finding out and exploring, playing with what they know and being willing to have a go.


Active Learning (motivation) - being involved and concentrating, keeping on trying, enjoying achieving what they set out to do.


Creating and Thinking Critically (thinking) - having their own ideas, making links, choosing ways to do things.

Learning Journals

At Boxmoor we use an online service called Tapestry for our journals to share your child's learning and development with you.  This will allow you to log in and see photos and information about your child's learning.  We also encourage parents to share learning moments from home that we can share with the children in class.




Useful links for you:


Your local children's centre for parenting advice and support:


Gade Family Support for further support and advice:


E-safety information.  Please take the time to consider how you will keep your child safe online.  The NSPCC website has some great information about this, along with other issues facing our children:



Amey Zoo and the not-so-minibeasts!

Mark from Amey Zoo came to visit us to launch our minibeasts topic.  We were very excited to meet all of the creatures!

Autumn Welly Walks

We have enjoyed getting out in the fresh air and noticing the changes in the world around us.

Curriculum Evening - Phonics and Reading