Caterpillars and Butterflies (Nursery)

Miss Clough

Welcome to Caterpillars and Butterflies

We like to explore and have fun.


AM – Caterpillars 8:45am-11:45am

PM – Butterflies  12:15pm-3:15pm

30 hours – 8:45am-3:15pm

A warm welcome from all of the Nursery team.

A typical day in Nursery will consist of; registration/good morning, a short focussed activity (maths or phonics), choosing time indoors and outdoors, snack time and story/singing.

Please remember to…

  • Name all of your child’s clothes, shoes and any items that they bring into Nursey.
  • Drop off and collect your child on time.
  • Encourage your child to look in their tray for pictures, letters, jumpers and models.
  • Hand lunch time cover money in every Monday in a named envelope (30 hour children).
  • Resist the temptation to do everything for your child and encourage them to try and do it for themselves. E.G. dressing and toileting.
  • Remember that no worry is too small, if you are concerned about your child please let us know so that we can help.


Early Years Book List





‘Real’ ice cream in our role play ice cream parlour!

We have had a super day today! We used our ice cream role play area to order and eat 'real' ice cream! There were four flavours to choose from, different toppings and chocolate sauce. There was also ice lollies for anyone who didn't want ice cream! Article 28: You...

School Games Day

On Friday, children throughout the school took part in our annual School Games Day.  This year's theme was the Women's World Cup (just after England were knocked out!) and each class represented a country from the competition.  Children from nursery and reception...

Poppy Memorial Garden

Article 2: All children have rights. No child should be treated unfairly. Article 12: you have the right to an opinion and to be listened to. Article 13: You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, writing or in any...

World games day in nursery!

We have had a wonderful day performing a dance to the whole school and taking part in some sporting activities. The children looked fabulous in their red, white and blue colours and waving their fantastic England flags! Article 28: You have the right to a good quality...

The Chicken Coop is now officially open!

Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education. Today we remembered Mrs Greaves and how much she was loved by the pupils she taught and held in high regard by the parents of Windy Nook School. The sun was shining and it made for a very memorable afternoon....

Homemade mushroom soup!

As you may remember, over the past six weeks we have been growing our own oyster mushrooms and competing with Miss Smith, Mrs Ferry and Mr Murray to see who could grow the biggest mushroom.  Miss Smith won the competition as she definitely grew the biggest one (she...

Recycle your batteries here!

As part of our commitment to the environment and as a rights respecting school we are collecting batteries to recycle . Hopefully by now, you will have received your recycled  battery collection box . School Council / Rights Respecters will collect the batteries every...


Please find attached a copy of the letter which went out on Friday regarding new arrangements for school uniform. Uniform Logos unlimitedTeam valley_ Uniform letter re supplier LOGOS UNLIMITED SCHOOLWEAR HOW TO ORDER ONLINE 24/7 PHONE 0191...

Freshly squeezed fruit juice lollies!

This week we have been making our own ice lollies form fruit juice. The children have helped me write this post by reminding me how they make their lollies. They have very good memories! "Get some oranges, lemons and limes. Squeeze the juice out. Put it in ice cube...

Another fantastic Friday!

We have had another brilliant time observing and using nature! Mr Leighton cut off some branches from our favourite tree so we made good use of our imaginations as well as the branches!  Some of the inventive ideas included fishing rods, bows, counting sticks, wands...

Nursery Nature Walk!

Today we visited Windy Nook Nature Park with Jane Stanton (from Cycling Generation) to observe and enjoy nature. We discovered a variety of plants and insects which Jane helped us to identify. These included; ferns, oak trees, bird feet trefoil, brambles, buttercups,...

Nursery visit our wonderful pond

We visited our recently revamped pond area today. Mrs Pedersen-Wylie demonstrated how to stay safe when pond dipping as we will be having a go for ourselves in the near future. We also took the memory card from our outdoor camera, took it back to nursery and examined...

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