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Easter holidays run from the end of the school day Thursday 28th March, with children returning to school for the summer term on Monday 15th April.
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Hadrian Primary School

"Pupils enjoy coming to school everyday, they are highly motivated and leaders and teachers are enthusiastic about providing an ambitious curriculum for all pupils" Ofsted 2022

Be Unique;Believe, Achieve, Succeed Together


                            Welcome to Hadrian Nursery!


We are delighted to welcome you and your child to our Nursery.  This is the start of an exciting journey through school and we plan to have lots of fun and help your child learn many new skills during their time with us.  


Our world has changed dramatically recently and we want to re-assure you that your child will be safe and happy in Nursery.  When you visit us, you will be able to meet all the Nursery staff, your child's new friends and have a look at our exciting indoor and outdoor learning environments.  

               Mrs Whitehead and Mrs Patterson are the Nursery staff.

Nursery Times are:

(subject to change)

Morning session: 8.45 to 9am drop off.        11am - 11.15 pick up

Afternoon session:  12.45 to 1pm drop off.   3pm - 3.15 pick up

Sessions are currently shorter than usual, due to our thorough cleaning and sanitising regime before and after each Nursery session.  


During drop off and pick up times, the Nursery gates will be open.  Outside these times, the gates will be locked for the security of all our Early Years children.  If you are unavoidably late, please 'phone school on 0191 4554514 to let us know.  Please also let us know if your child is poorly, or if someone other than you will be collecting your child from Nursery.  

If your child is not yet toilet trained, please send nappies, wipes and nappy sacks in a named plastic bag (preferably transparent).  We will keep these at Nursery for your child.  Children should not bring anything else into Nursery from home: this is in keeping with LEA guidelines, in relation to Covid-19.   We will give children water, milk and fruit on a daily basis.

In Nursery, we follow Early Years Development Matters.  This divides Early Years learning into the following areas:   Communication and Language; Personal, Social, Emotional Development; Physical Development; Mathematics; Literacy; Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.




​​​​​​We are delighted to introduce 'Tapestry' into Nursery this year.  This is an online journal, which parents and carers can access and add to.  You will be able to watch videos, look at photo's and make comments on your child's learning in their journal.  When you visit us, you will be asked for permission to add your child's name to our online list, before any material is uploaded.  

Forest School Approach

We are delighted to be continuing with Forest School approach this year.  Outdoor learning is pivotal to early development and at Hadrian, we have a wonderful Nursery garden, in which our children learn and explore.  We literally take our learning outside!


'It is an inspirational process that offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees'



Please ensure your child wears suitable clothing to Nursery.  Uniform is not compulsory,  but clothes should be easy for your child to manage when using the toilet and going outdoors.  We'll let you know which day your child will be having Forest School and please make sure that they are dressed for all kinds of weather.  Your child is going to get wet muddy and paint- smeared whilst at Nursery!


We look forward to meeting you and your child in Nursery.  If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak with any member of our Nursery team.  

Nursery Harvest Celebration

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Nursery children had fun performing ‘The Dingle Dangle Scarecrow’