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John Bamford Primary

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 – Mrs Dean

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. A member of staff 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.


  • Mrs L.Dean
    Early Years Leader
  • Ms F. Troman
    Senior Play Leader
  • Mrs C. Anderson
    Senior Play Leader
  • Miss S. Stringer
    Play Leader
  • Mrs T. Keatley
    Play Worker/Administrator
  • Mrs C. Williams
    Play Worker
  • Mrs P. Riley
    Play Worker
  • Miss D. Hall
    Play Worker
  • Mrs T. Quindos
    Play Worker
  • Mrs K. Richards
    Play Worker
  • Miss S. Hill
    Play Worker


Nursery and Tots Admissions for September 2022


Early Years Curriculum


Nursery Curriculum Goals


Nursery and Tots Welcome Pack

Nursery and BASCC Policies