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Welcome to Blenheim Primary Nursery!

We look forward to getting to know you and your child.

Our staff are:

Mrs Charlesworth Russell
Acting Deputy Head Teacher and Foundation Stage Leader

Miss Claydon
Nursery Teacher

Mrs Hackney
Nursery Officer

Miss Maskeen
Teaching Assistant

Miss Desai

SEND Support assistant 

Our classes this year are named after inspirational athletes.      

 Serena Williams at 2013 US Open.jpg

Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981)[1] is an American professional tennis player, fashion designer, philanthropist, and movie producer. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all time behind Margaret Court (24). The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranked her singles world No. 1 on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017. On her sixth occasion, she held the ranking for 186 consecutive weeks, tying the record set by Steffi Graf. In total, she has been WTA No. 1 for 319 weeks, which ranks third in the Open Era behind Graf and Martina Navratilova. She is the only American player, male or female, to win more than 20 slams.

Our Nursery 

Our 39 place Nursery offers fully flexible provision from 8.45am to 3.15pm. All children are entitled through NEG funding, to receive 15 hours free Nursery education per week, from their third birthday and some 30 hours free. If you require more hours for your child please request a place with the nursery teachers. There will be additional fees for this which will need to be paid weekly at the school office. Please go online ( to see if you are entitled to 30 hours

Children are admitted at the start of each term, when places are available. We have a waiting list and you can add your child's name by visiting the main school office and filling out a form, the team can help you with this.

When we are able to offer your child a place, you will be invited to visit the Nursery and meet the staff. This is followed by two members of Nursery staff visiting your child at home. We believe that there should be a strong partnership between home and school, together supporting your child as they make their first tentative steps on their journey through school. This visit is a good way of us getting to know you and your child and offers you the opportunity to find out more about what will happen whilst your child is at the nursery If English is not your first language, you may like to invite a friend to translate for you.

The Nursery is arranged in 'areas of provision' which support the principals of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Your child will be encouraged to explore these areas, developing independence and confidence, taking increasing responsibility for their own learning. The nursery practitioners observe children as they learn through play, identifying learning styles and 'next steps' for individual children, which in turn informs the changes and enhancement of the provision. More information about the EYFS can be found at as well as the Department for Education website:

Parents are welcome to join their child in play at the start of each nursery session. Throughout the year, parents are invited to specific events such as story telling, reading and number workshops, family fun days and concerts. What the children are specifically learning throughout the week is displayed for parents and we are always very interested to hear about what the children are learning at home.

Our Vision

Our vision in the Foundation Stage is to nurture children’s natural enthusiasm to learn.

By understanding what our children already know, we inspire learning through excellent play opportunities and a passion for bringing a rich and varied curriculum to life. Thoughtfully planned learning opportunities and robust assessments aim to lead the children towards self-motivation and challenge, encourage self-discipline, perseverance and commitment to their learning and self. The staff team scaffold the children as they learn and develop.

We do this by…

Interactions with children during planned and child initiated play and activities:

Communicating and modelling language, showing, explaining, demonstrating, exploring ideas, encouraging, questioning, recalling, providing a narrative for what they are doing and by facilitating and setting challenges.

Please find below useful links for information regarding your child's journey in the Foundation Stage.

Please click the links below to find out more about our curriculum


Reading is a hugely important part of the nursery day and we want all of our children to enjoy reading.  Please find a below a guide to give you ideas on how you can help your child at home;



Phonics also plays a HUGE role as part of your child's day at school .

We have phonics sessions daily, following the Read, Write, Inc! phonics scheme.

In the above reading guide you will find information on how to help your child with phonics too. You can help your child by learning the rhymes for each sound (phoneme) to help them with their letter formation. please see the below link for more!



In nursery, we adopt the maths mastery approach focusing on deepening the children's understanding of concepts. We ensure that children have a thorough understanding of numbers and other mathematical concepts they already know, by being able to use them in their play to set and solve problems

Autumn 1

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What we are learning about this term 

Autumn 2

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What we are learning about this term

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