Welcome to Nursery!

The first stage in your childs’ Early Years Education
Welcome to the Nursery page. Here you will find information about what we do in nursery and ways you can help at home.

In the nursery a strong emphasis is placed on children building relationships with other children and adults that work with them.  This significantly impacts on their ability and motivation to learn.  If they feel secure in their environment, then they are more motivated.

We observe the children to find out what their interests are and then plan activities that relate to these interests, taking into account some of their next steps in learning.

Much of the children’s time is spent accessing activities and resources of their choice, but each day a teacher focused activity is planned for the children.


When children leave nursery they have had a wide range of experiences and are ready to continue their learning journey in reception.  We hope your child enjoys their time at St John’s Nursery.

Some of the fantastic activities your child will enjoy in the Nursery class:

 monthly cooking class

 Tending the allotment, vegetable and flower garden

Fortnightly swimming class

Weekly library session

Nursery News

A range of creative and exploratory activities

small group activities to develop social and emotional development

 Phonics games on the class IPads

 Daily singing and st

Meet Our Staff

Meet our Nursery Teachers

Mrs Su Emms

EYFS Nursery Nurse

I am a qualified BTEC Nursery Nurse and I have gained a great deal of experience in early years childcare since I finished my training over 20 years ago. I have been working at St Johns for 11 years now.

I absolutely love working with children and helping them to develop to their full potential. Every day in Nursery is different!

I am extremely hard working and am full of enthusiasm to make the nursery environment a fun, stimulating and safe place for children to grow.

Miss Napier


Hello and welcome 🙂

I am a qualified teacher from New Zealand and have spent the last 6 years specialising in Early Years Education. This has given me knowledge and skills in creating a safe and secure environment that challenges and stimulates each child. I believe the role of the teacher is to have meaningful relationships, to know each and every child in order to provide significant learning opportunities.

My passion is working to make a difference and I enjoy teaching and supporting children. I am happiest when I am able to teach, encourage and nurture those around me.

I look forward to getting to know you all.

Visit our Gallery!

Look at how busy we have been at Nursery!

World Book Day In Nursery