Philosophy and Provision

inside the nurserynursery show and tell timeAt Catkins we offer high quality care and learning experiences.  We provide the Early Years Foundation Stage, covering all learning areas.  We aim to build on positive relationships, developing each child’s confidence, self-esteem and life skills.  We value and nurture every child, providing exciting learning and play opportunities.



inside the classroomOinside the nurseryur main indoor provision is a colourful, busy and stimulating environment where the children have free choice of play throughout each session.  With support from the staff the children can experiment with various art and craft activities, such as collage, clay modelling, cooking, salt dough and silk painting.

We motivate the children through continuous changes of equipment and resources.  We also provide exciting topic work where the children discover and investigate the world around them.



Outside Play Area


Nursery school gardenOutside we have a secure garden which has evolved into an exciting sensory place where the children can explore, relax and socialise.  Look out for our ‘fairy garden’, decorated glass tree, Dens, Indian Story House and resident tortoise.