Welcome to Ducklings Class

Our Nursery Staff are Mrs Sharon Lakin (Lead Practitioner), Miss Leigh Mitchell (Deputy Lead), Mrs Patricia Ribeiro and Mrs Tomoko Marks (Nursery Practitioner).

In Ducklings Class we love being active and getting outdoors. We go outside whatever the weather! We have undercover areas, a mud garden, sand and water tables, a gardening patch, a wooded area, bikes, scooters, giant construction blocks and much more. When it snowed we enjoyed catching snowflakes!

We have been busy preparing the ground for new plants and planting beans, herbs, tomatoes and flowers. We have even made a wild flower mound for the bees and butterflies and we’re looking forward to seeing them grow. We have been learning about what plants need to grow and how to look after them. We have also been looking after all the mini beasts we find and know why it is important that we don’t hurt them. We even sing a song called ‘Please don’t squish me!’

We recently learnt about Kandinsky who liked using circles in his artwork. We decorated plastic cups with stripes and melted them in the oven. We loved watching them melt and turn into unique pieces of circular art work!

We love exploring and experimenting with number in Nursery. We enjoy lots of counting games and songs. Here we are using jewels to trace over the number tiles.

One of our favourite things is Messy Play! We have so much fun playing with the shaving foam and talking about what it feels like on our hands and faces!

Key Person

A key person will be assigned to your child after 2 weeks in nursery. This gives them a chance to bond with the staff. Your child’s key person will ensure your child is developing a range of skills and is settled and happy. They will share information with you, about your child’s development, on a regular basis. Developing a secure bond with their key person allows your child to explore and play freely but feel safe within the environment.

For more information or if you would like to apply for a place at Springfield Nursery, please contact the office on 01903 219243 alternatively you can email sbm@springfieldschool.co.uk