Hello & Welcome
At Langley, our Nursery provision is the start of a child’s journey with us so we are passionate about getting this right.
We know that there are lots of things to consider when choosing a Nursery for your child and hope that any questions you may have will be answered in the information below.
When you’ve read through everything please feel free to give us a call (0191 6432026) or drop us an email if you have any further questions.
Mrs C Marron - Acting Headteacher
Nursery provision at Langley
We would love for your child to join our happy, welcoming Nursery. We aim to provide the children with a home-from-home experience with lots of exciting and new opportunities to express themselves, whilst also nurturing your child’s individuality and interests. At Langley children can attend for 15 hours or parents can apply for the Government's 30 hour offer which we provide in conjunction with our on-site childcare provider. All the information can be found below. If you have any questions once you have reviewed our site please do not hesitate to contact school.
Our Nursery environment
We are very lucky to have a wonderful space for our children.
The Nursery classroom is large yet welcoming and we aim to provide a stimulating environment full of authentic resources that inspire the children to be curious and creative. Our outdoor area provides the children with a great space to run, jump, dig, climb and imagine.
We provide many open-ended resources throughout our Nursery and we enhance areas of the classroom and plan activities around the children's interests. In addition to this we plan specific activities and themes ourselves to spark interest and develop your child’s awe and wonder about the world around them.
We currently offer 5 sessions a week, either morning or afternoon sessions;
Morning session 8.45am — 11.45am
Afternoon session 12.30pm — 3.30pm
In addition to this, for the academic year 2022/23 we are exploring the possibility of offering our 15 hours differently. If Option 1 or Option 2 is of interest to you then please get in touch so we can assess interest;
Monday 8.45 – 3.15
Tuesday 8.45 – 3.15
Wednesday 8.45 – 11.45
Wednesday 12.15 – 3.15
Thursday 8.45 – 3.15
Friday 8.45 – 3.15
Nursery virtual tour
Please look through our images and videos to get a feel for our Nursery!
You can watch our Nursery tour here. We are very proud of our environment and think it is a wonderful place for our youngest children to start their education.
If you would like to apply for a Nursery place, or if you have any questions at all, please get in touch with the school office. We look forward to welcoming your child into Nursery in the future!
Langley First School currently provides 15 hours of free nursery education for children who are 3 on or before 31st August 2022.
Children who turn 3 between September 1st and December 31st will be invited to start in either the January or September after their 3rd birthday. Children who turn 3 between 1st January and 31st August will be invited to start in the September after their 3rd birthday.
30 hour offer
For those parents who require additional hours, we are able to offer a further 15 hours, free Nursery provision, in conjunction with our on-site childcare provider. They offer the additional hours between the hours of 7.30am - 5.45pm
This is through the Government 30 hour offer. To access these additional 15 hours parents will need to apply and can do so by watching the video below and completing the online application, a link for which can be found here
Our Nursery curriculum
The children in our Nursery are taught by fully-qualified teachers and highly skilled early years teaching assistants.
We plan a balanced curriculum offering the children learning opportunities based on new experiences as well as those based on the children’s individual interests. The children have access to both our indoor classroom and outdoor area.
We focus on the Prime Areas and Characteristics of Learning of the EYFS to give your child the best start to their education. We will encourage them to develop and use a rich and wide range of vocabulary, we nurture and help them develop their social and emotional skills and we provide a mountain of opportunities to practise their gross and fine motor development.
As well as this we put a huge emphasis on developing a love for reading; enter our Nursery classroom and you will find children reading stories, re-telling and acting stories out, asking a grown-up to scribe a story for them and painting or creating characters and props for stories in our creative area. We develop children’s interest in maths through play and planned activities, and we challenge them to extend their mathematical thinking. We have a passion for teaching early phonics skills and we do this through games, songs and activities.