Welcome to Foundation Stage
At Lingfield Nursery and Reception, we offer our youngest children the opportunity to grow and develop through play and guided activities. You can be confident that your child will take their first steps on their educational journey in an outstanding setting with exceptional support from our expert team. We believe that natural curiosity should be ignited and nurtured to help our children grow up to be happy, confident and engaged with the world around them.
Our modern facilities and countryside location enhance our engaging Early Years curriculum. We offer a range of subjects and activities in bright homely classrooms with a strong emphasis on outdoor learning in our dedicated play spaces, orchards, fields and Forest School.
Our specialist teachers and assistants educate in the most fun and imaginative ways, developing strong relationships with every child, so they can tailor the teaching to support their individual needs and interests. This connection, along with the friendships they develop, gives the children a real sense of belonging within our community, creating a confidence and assurance that carries them through their school years.
Every morning my daughter is up, excited and ready to go into Nursery. I am so happy she just settled in so quickly. The staff are all wonderful, and you can see they genuinely care for each and every child. I was amazed at how much she is learning already. I really couldn't be happier.
A day in the life at Lingfield Nursery
Breakfast Club offers a nutritious breakfast of cereals, fruit and toast or a cooked breakfast with fruit juice.
Teaching staff welcome the children into the classroom for registration. The children come together for circle time. A chance to say ‘Good morning’ and talk about the day ahead.
Morning lessons begin with phonics and literacy.
Great fun to be had in our Foundation playground during outdoor play time alongside our Nursery children, followed by a healthy snack to refuel.
Learning with their whole class, small groups or 1 to 1. Time is set aside for child-initiated activities, indoors and out and on some days, specialist subjects such as PE, Music, Drama and French.
Lunchtime. A tasty and nutritious balanced is served in the Prep School Dining Room. Firm favourites ‘Fish and Chip Friday’. Everyone joins together in the Dining Hall to enjoy a hot meal at their tables with their friends. After lunch, children enjoy running off their energy in the playground.
Afternoon learning begins. Maths carpet is a daily maths group activity and further learning to include Free-Flow learning, Art and Forest School.
Hometime and handover for children going home. Dino Club and After School Clubs.
Meet the Staff
Our staff are enthusiastic and caring professionals, passionate about their subjects and dedicated to getting the very best out of every pupil. Hear from some of them below.
I welcome children and their families with warm embrace, fundamental to Lingfield’s ethos, children in our care will be immersed in a happy, nurturing and stimulating environment.Tiffany Vickery - Nursery Manager
I feel extremely grateful to have found my vocation working in Early Years, and am passionate about providing an engaging, nurturing and exciting learning environment.Jen Bowler - Head of Early Years, Academic
I am very passionate about supporting children to reach their full potential and providing them with a caring, fun and stimulating environment from which they can thrive.Karen Ovington - Nursery Room Leader, Deputy Nursery Manager
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