Nursery & JB Tots
Welcome to JB Nursery/Tots
For 2-4 Year Olds
John Bamford Early Years Vision
We are preparing our children to have a love of learning through curiosity, risk taking and high levels of engagement inside and outside of our setting. We ensure our children have confidence in their own opinions and ideas, which assist in organising our activities and environment. Our children are provided with the knowledge and skills to become lifelong learners.
Early Years Leader and Nursery Teacher – Miss Guest
Every child attending the setting is assigned a key person. The primary aim of the key person system is to provide close relationships between the practitioner and the child for whom the key person is responsible for, and the parents of those children in order to assist the development of the children.
At John Bamford we take on new admissions at the beginning of every term (Autumn – September, Spring – January, Summer – April).
To gain a place in the John Bamford Primary School Nursery/Tots you must complete registration forms from our office. Once returned, you will be added onto our waiting list. Miss Guest (Phase 1 Leader) will contact you to inform you of any spaces within our Nursery when they become available. We can then arrange for you to have a look around our Nursery setting to see the fun that we have!
We offer 3 sessions;
Morning – 8.45am-11.45am
Afternoon – 12.15pm – 3.15pm
Full Day – 8.45am-3.15pm
In Nursery, children are able to access indoor and outdoor provision throughout the day. Our classrooms promote a calm learning environment which encourages independence. The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum provides a range of activities and experiences through which children have opportunities to make choices and decisions, manipulate objects and materials and use language for a variety of purposes while receiving appropriate adult support and guidance.
The need and interests of the children, the environment and the time of year are reflected in our planning. We organise the curriculum into topic areas and make connections to all seven areas of learning where possible. The children feel listened to and valued because they contribute to the planning process, which gives them ownership and improves their learning experience. Through play, children are encouraged to become independent learners as they access the different areas of learning. It is important at this early stage that children are provided with the skills necessary to identify and communicate their needs and wants, look after themselves and their belongings and make choices. This independence helps children to make sense of the world around them and provides them with opportunities to create, investigate and communicate.
Outdoor Nursery Sessions
Each week children will have allocated sessions where they will be based outside for the entire session. They will use the log cabin for an indoor base however will spend the majority of the session outdoors. Activities will be set up in a woodland theme using natural resources encouraging magical thoughts and imaginations, developing creative constructions, problem solving and natural curiosity in the most natural environment possible. Children will have a set kit list they will be expected to bring to their allocated session.
Miss GuestNursery Teacher
Hello, my name is Miss Guest and I am a teacher in Reception. I have been teaching at The John Bamford Primary School for 7 years and lead Early Years. If I have the opportunity, I love to go on holiday or take my dog Otis for a long walk.
Mrs AndersonPlay Leader
Hi I'm Mrs Anderson and I have worked at JB Tots since 2017. As a fully qualified and experienced practitioner, I dedicate my time within nursery as a positive role model to all of the children. I love working with children and feel privileged to be a part of the foundations of their lives and putting a smile on their faces as we go through this journey. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
Ms TromanPlay Leader
Hello, my name is Ms Troman and I am delighted to be a member of the Early Years team at John Bamford Primary School. I have worked within the school for the past 19 years and my present role is as a Play Leader in the Nursery. I have two children, Jack is a Naval Officer and Emily is a primary school teacher. In my spare time I enjoy shopping and going for long walks up the chase with my little white dog, "Oskar".
Mrs WilliamsPlay Worker
Hi my name is Mrs Williams and I am a Play Worker in the nursery at The John Bamford School. I have worked at the school for 4 years. I have a 12 year old son who used to attend the school which is how I started by helping out on school trips and started a casual position in the Nursery. I absolutely love to see the children learning, playing and having fun and knowing that they have had a good day at Nursery is a pleasure to see.
Mrs KeatleyPlay Worker/Administrator
Hi my name is Mrs Keatley. I am a Play Worker and the Admin Manager and I have been part of the nursery team since November 2020. I have a level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development and have over 20 years experience in early years settings. I have 4 children of my own, 2 of which are grown up and a grandaughter.
Miss StringerPlay Worker
Hi, I'm Miss Stringer I have worked at John Bamford for nearly 4 years. I studied my Level 3 Early Years course at college, while at college I had placements throughout The John Bamford Primary school, during my placements I fell in love with the school and the teachers. I was very fortunate that after my course I was able to get a job working in the nursery. I love being able to watch the children explore the nursery environment and be able to help them learn and grow throughout Tots and Nursery.
Mrs RileyPlay Worker
Hi, my name is Mrs Riley. I have been working as a nursery assistant at John Bamford for 18 months. My previous experience with children has been in a variety of different settings, which range from nursery to secondary schools. I love to work with younger children as I can watch their personalities and independence grow. I enjoy encouraging their curiosity and creating new experiences in their learning journey.
Miss HallPlay Worker
Hi, I'm Miss Hall and I work in the JB Tots and nursery. I love working with young children as well as being a mum to my 2 year old daughter. I have a level 3 NVQ in Childcare and in my spare time, I like to bake for my friends and family.
Mrs QuindosExtended Care Assistant
Hi, my name is Mrs Quindos and I work with an amazing team in Nursery & Tots as an Extended school Assistant, I look forward to creating some lovely memories with all of your children. We will enjoy new and exciting activities as well as some old favourites and having lots of fun, we will have a fabulous year together. I look forward to meeting their parents when it is possible to do so.
Mrs RichardsExtended Care Assistant
Hi, my name is Mrs Richards I have a level 3 NVQ in children's care, learning and development and I've been at JB Tots since 2011. I have worked with children all of my working life, first as a dance teacher and then moving into education. I enjoy working in the Nursery supporting the children in their own development, watching as they grow as every day is different. I have been married for 30 years and have four grown up children and three grandchildren.
Mrs BrookesExtended Care Assistant
Hi, I am Mrs Brookes and I am an Extended School Assistant. I also work in the Before and After School Club. I hold a foundation degree in early years and also a Level 3 diploma in specialist support for teaching and learning in schools. I have a passion for working with children & enjoy seeing the children grow and develop their own little personalities.
Mrs WalkerBASCC Manager/ Invoice Admin
Hi, I am the BASCC manager and I control the invoices for Nursery, Tots and BASCC. Please contact me if you have any invoice/BASCC related queries. I am a TA and currently working in the year 1/2 team. I have worked at John Bamford for 15 years and love working with children.