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We extend a huge welcome to Nursery and Reception pupils and parents. We are very pleased that you have chosen our school and we are looking forward to working with you all. 


Please read our school prospectus which will answer many questions that you have but we are happy to answer queries by telephone or email too. 


Usually we would have transition time in your new classes during June and July. This year under the current circumstances we are not sure yet how this will work but I am hoping that there will be opportunities for you to visit if you are new to our school. Please be patient with us while we wait for further information from the government. If we are unable to have our usual welcome meetings we will post videos on this page so you can share them with your child and they will see our staff and environment.


If you have already been part of our Nursery we will already know your child well and what strengths and areas of interest they have which will be a great start for September.


We will be in touch soon with further details and we look forward to seeing you soon.



Research has found that good quality early education will:

  • Improve children’s development
  • Improve their communication skills
  • Help them learn to socialise with other children 
  • Enable the child to make friends more easily
  • Help them to feel ready for school
  • Give them access to exciting new activities


Our Early Years Foundation Stage provides a safe, caring and happy environment which encourages children to learn, play and make friends. 


Our Early Years curriculum is thoughtfully planned and adapted to make sure that all children thrive and achieve. The key areas include:

smileyPersonal and social development

smileyCommunication and language skills

smileyEarly reading and writing skills

smileyMathematical understanding

smileyCreative and physical development, including health education


As a Church of England Primary school we provide a happy, caring Christian environment in which children feel safe, secure and respected. Through a broad and balanced curriculum we strive to provide a rich education, thus enabling all pupils to reach their full potential. We see our pupils as individuals, united with Christian values.


Parents and carers also love our Early Years. In a recent survey one wrote:

I would also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to the nursery staff for their continued support with my son and encouraging his development. I am overwhelmed at how he has progressed both sociably and academically since starting at St Peter’s. I greatly appreciated the opportunity to have had one-to-one chats with the staff about my son’s progression and the tapestry app is a fantastic insight into my child’s day to day development.


We have a limited number of 30-hours places available, subject to eligibility. Please ask at our school office for more information.


If you would like any further information about our successful Early Years, please get in touch with us at our school office, or speak to Mr Piper. Visits to our school are warmly welcomed.


Reception Baseline Information for Parents and Carers

Indoor learning

Early Years outdoor area


Recently we have redesigned our outdoor learning area so that we can maximise the opportunities our pupils have to learn, explore and play.  Everything has been designed and created with safety at the centre and we are working with experienced Early Years teachers and designers.

We have new digging areas; a new mud kitchen; new sandpit; a 'hill' with different ways to climb up it and a tunnel through it; new planting areas; a construction area; a tall tower with different ways to enter and leave; places to build dens; sheltered areas; a new water area and much much more. It's a really exciting outdoor learning space and our youngest children are going to be able to learn many new skills set in a beautiful woodland area.