Denby Dale First & Nursery School


 To book your show round and see our team in action please contact or ring the school office on 01484 866071.

We offer 15 hours of Free Education and Care to all children over 3 years and 30 to families who are eligible.

About us...

Our lively and engaging nursery classroom is suitable for children aged between 3 and 4 years of age. The children in Nursery have the freedom to move between our messy craft area, the spacious outdoors and our main Nursery classroom, giving the children the skills and confidence to make choices and engage in independent learning.

The sessions that we offer provide families with the flexibility to take their funded sessions in a number of ways. Sessions can be taken in the morning, afternoon or across the day between 7.30-6pm. For those children that access their funding across the day, meals are included at an additional cost.

Learning through play continues to be the main focus in our Nursery classroom. Our experienced staff build the children’s individual interests and next steps into the carefully planned activities that are on offer every day, providing the children with enriched learning experiences that ensure progress across the curriculum.


This half term...

 Over the coming weeks the children in Dragonflies and Nursery will be exploring Winter. The children will have the opportunity the join in with our ice investigations and develop an understanding of the freezing process and melting. The children will have the opportunity the use tools to break the ice too.

We will be looking at the frost in our outdoor area and creating marks using sticks to scrape this. 

Our focus stories are "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" "The Gruffalo's Child" and "That's not my Snowman." From this, the children will be looking at tracks and creating patterns using paint, shapes and natural materials in the outdoor area. 
Here are our key words that the children will be learning to use in context over the coming weeks.
Key vocabulary for Nursery: Slippery, Freezing/freeze, melt/melting, crunchy, crisp, frosty 
The children have also been particularly interested in performing songs and dances, so we have created a "Showtime area" for them to express this creativity.


"All staff are welcoming to parents and there is a genuine warmth towards the children."
"All staff are welcoming to parents and there is a genuine warmth towards the children."



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Please watch this space for news and event information.

Nursery show rounds are now available.

Please book your child's parent meeting with their key person