Nursery Places are available for September 2021 

Welcome to our Nursery Class Page.  Your Teachers are Miss Hedley and Mrs Mather.  Your Teaching Assistants are Mrs Mahon and Mrs McIntyre.   

Meet the Team   

Our dedicated Nursery provision is led by qualified teachers and teaching assistants and is an integral part of the school allowing 3-4 year olds to flourish and develop within the caring and calm environment.

Located in its own spacious purpose built section of the school, the Nursery has its own safe and secure outdoor play area offering extensive opportunities for stimulating play and exciting exploration.

We aim to ensure your child develops significantly within the EYFS framework so that they are very well prepared to enter Reception and thrive throughout their school life.

We accept 52 children each year who join over a phased period in September. Please see admissions section to apply.

Rights Respecting Schools

We are a 'Rights Respecting' school. We are currently focusing on Article 7, 28, 29 and 31

We all have a right to a name

The right to go to school and learn

Your right to relax and play

The right to be the best you can

For further information about the children's 'Rights Respecting' charter, follow the link below:

Admissions to Nursery Policy

Admissions to the Nursery class are currently administered by the school and application forms are available from the school office.  Alternatively, you can download the form here. If your child has a Nursery place, it does not automatically mean that they will attend The Willows Reception class. You must still apply to the local authority if you want your child to attend our Reception class.

Key Information

Please provide your child with a spare change of clothes on their peg.  Helping your child to dress independently you can encourage them to put their own coat, socks and shoes on.  We also ask that you provide a clean water bottle clearly labelled with your child's name.  This will be sent home daily.

Please label all children's belongings.

Please update us with new contact numbers etc.

Please ensure your child wears velcro shoes to nursery each day.

Talk for Writing 

These books link in with the Primary Writing Project. This is where we have been learning actions and using story maps to retell and create our own stories.If you want to find out any more about Talk for Writing you can find more information on:-

As part of our Non-Fiction cycle we will design our own recipe to make a gingerbread man. We will look at different recipes and discuss what ingredients and what we will need to do for the instructions. 

Home Learning

You can support your child's learning at home in the following ways:

Singing nursery rhymes.  Below is a link to the BBC school radio website where you can find a fantastic selection of nursery rhymes.

Sharing stories is a fantastic way to support your child's learning.  Look at the pictures and talk about what you can see.


We have a weekly PE session with Sid from Sports Point.  We play a selection of fun activities and games to develop gross motor skills.

NM: 9.45 - 10.15am

NPO: 10.20 - 10.50am

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The Willows Primary School

Tayfield Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 1BQ