Butterflies - Nursery

Welcome to Butterflies Staff

Mrs Hayley Holling - Nursery Teacher

Miss Louise Wheatley - EYFS Practitioner

Our Aims
In Butterflies, we learn through play.  Indoors and outdoors, whatever the weather!  We take a child centered approach to teaching and learning. The impact of close observation, questioning, enhanced provision and focus tasks, ensure that each child progresses, engages with opportunities and has a fantastic time whilst learning in Butterflies.


Our Priorities
•Following rules and routines.
•Developing story talk and language through the provision.
•Recognising numerals to 10 and beyond.
•Increasing attendance.
•Developing relationships with peers.


Session Times
Morning session 8.30am-11.30am
Afternoon session 12.15pm-3.15pm 


Milk and fruit are available for your child every session; we kindly ask for a donation of 50 pence a week towards snacks and baking costs. On Fridays we have a tasty snack that links to our theme that week. Children may also bring their own water bottles with water only.


Class Rules

  • Walking feet
  • Kind hands
  • Quiet voices
  • Listening ears

Learning Journeys
Please keep checking your emails for updates of your child’s observations on Evidence me. We love to share the experiences your child has with you at home or on trips so please select photographs and upload them so we can add them to your child’s learning journal.  This helps us build a rounded picture of your child.

There are 7 areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS):

  • Personal Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

We follow the same termly topics as our reception classes  - All about me, Going on a bear hunt, Science explorers, How does your garden grow and One world. We also study the seasons, festivals and celebrations.  Key Workers also include children's interests and fascinations on the BIG PICTURE PLANNING.
For the majority of session times, your child will choose how to learn.  They will have short daily focus sessions in maths and phonics.  We have a warm and caring learning environment where children can feel safe and secure knowing that there will be consistent provision for them.  Children are encouraged to take risks and challenge themselves and we enable them by providing enhancement to the areas.
Each week there is a special colour and shape.  These are displayed on posters, in nursery and on the BIG PICTURE PLANNING in the cloakroom.  Your child is encouraged wear the colour of the week on Fridays.
Home Learning
Each child has a book bag and can borrow a library book each day; these are located in the cloakroom.
We also have ‘Reading Champions’ displayed on the notice board.  If your child has shared a book with you they can have a tick.  If they get three or more ticks in a week they get a ticket, if their name is pulled out of the bag they will win a prize.