Little Herons Pre-School

Little Herons Pre-School is the Nursery Class of North Curry Primary School. We are open to all children, not just those intending to start their school career at North Curry. Children can attend Little Herons from 2 years old, until school age. The pre-school was last inspected by Ofsted in March 2018 and was given a ‘Good’ grading with elements of ‘Outstanding’.

At Little Herons, we recognise that every family and child is unique. We understand the importance of children’s early years experiences and the impact it can have on their ongoing learning and wellbeing throughout life. This is why we place a priority on nurturing relationships and learning through play and exploration. Children form strong friendships with peers and secure relationships with the staff team.

We have a wide range of equipment to use, and we are fortunate enough to have large indoor and outdoor play areas. We love our daily outdoor play and can make use of the multi-use games area, playing fields, sensory garden and park. The natural space gives first-hand experience of the flow of the seasons, hunting for mini beasts, creating natural art, building dens and making wonderful concoctions with the mud kitchen. We visit the Willows and Wetlands centre for our regular forest school sessions. All of these outdoor learning opportunities, give us experience of the natural world, build resilience and problem solving skills and support physical development. We also do trips further afield throughout the year.

Little Herons Staff encourage play that is creative and inclusive. Whilst the children are naturally highly involved, the adults are partners in this play. The children’s interests and fascinations are embraced, and their learning and development is enhanced. We use our indoor and outdoor spaces to create inspirational invitations to learn through play. Resources are open-ended, inspiring and are easily accessible, allowing the children to direct their own learning, experiment and think creatively.

Emotional wellbeing and creativity are evident in our practice and provision.

Our setting aims to:
• provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age
• work in partnership with parents to help children learn and develop
• add to the life and wellbeing of the local community
• offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.

You are members of our setting who have full participatory rights. These include a right to be:
• valued and respected
• kept informed
• consulted
• involved
• included at all levels.


School Meals

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Contact Us

Our address: Nursery Class, North Curry School, Greenway, North Curry, TA3 6NQ
Tel no: 01823 490423

Our Team

Manager: Mrs Hayley Wade
Nursery Apprentice: Miss Abbie Clifford
Nursery Practitioner and Administrator: Mrs Carla Fitch