Stanton Community Primary School and Nursery

Stanton Community Primary School and Nursery, Upthorpe Road, Stanton , Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 2AW

01359 250225

Acorn Nursery Class

From Little Acorns Mighty Oaks Grow!

Welcome to our School Nursery Class

Children can attend our Nursery from the term following their 3rd birthday.  

We run morning sessions everyday from 8.40am - 11.40am and afternoon sessions from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm. Your child can also stay for lunch from 11.40am to 12.30 pm at a cost of £2.50. 

We offer wrap around care from 7.50 am to 4.30 pm. 

If you would like to arrange a visit to see us please contact the school office on (01359) 250225

Please take a look at our welcome booklet below and the rest of our web page to see our learning in action!

EYFS Intent

Nursery Brochure

Nursery Admission Policy

Nursery Charging Policy

Admission form

Settling in Form


Hello from Mrs. Smith the Nursery Class Teacher, Deputy Head & Early Years Lead.  I cannot wait to meet you and your child and am excited to begin their learning journey.  I have been a teacher now for over 15 years and many of these worked in Early Years.  I am passionate about learning through play and the outdoors.  Outside of school I love spending time with my family and animals especially my horse.


Mrs Leighton is the Nursery Class Teacher on a Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.  She has been an teacher for over 10 years now and is also passionate about Early Years, learning through play and social and emotional well-being.  Mrs Leighton loves spending time with her children on adventures outside but especially train rides.

Mrs Wright is the Teaching Assistant in Nursery Class.  She loves spending time with her family, knitting and swimming.


Mrs Neal is the other Teaching Assistant in Nursery class.  She loves music, singing and playing her guitar as well as having adventures with her family.

Nursery Class Learning

In Acorn Nursery Class we are always busy learning in lots of different ways.

We are fortunate to have a purpose built learning environment which enables us to be independent and challenge ourselves. Threading through our Curriculum are the Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning

  • playing and exploring - children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’;
  • active learning - children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements; and
  • creating and thinking critically - children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.

We have a large indoor and outdoor space which can be accessed by the children all of the time. These spaces have been carefully designed to include lots of different areas that offer opportunities for learning that support our Curriculum Areas of Learning:

  • communication and language.
  • physical development.
  • personal, social and emotional development.
  • literacy.
  • mathematics.
  • understanding the world.
  • expressive arts and design.

Below is a list of the areas with some examples of the many types of learning they offer:

  • Home corner: Imagination, Communication and Interaction.
  • Malleable area: Mathematical Thinking. Physical Development
  • Writing Area: Writing Development, Physical Skills
  • Creative workshop: Creative Thinking, Design Skills
  • Water Tray: Mathematical  Language, Communication Skills
  • Snack Area: Physical Skills, Personal Skills
  • Themed role play area: that changes e.g shop or hairdressers Understanding the World around them.
  • Construction area: Mathematical Thinking and Problem Solving, Imagination and Design skills
  • Small World area: Storytelling skills, 
  • Dressing up: Understanding world around them, Imagination
  • Maths area: Mathematical concepts
  • Story Corner: Literacy skills

Outside we have a large learning space with both hard surfaces and grass with the added challenge of a hill, slide and swing. We also have a large canopy and tap to support our learning outside. The space is carefully designed to offer further learning areas which include:

  • Sand Pit:  Mathematical Problem Solving Physical Skills
  • Bike Area:  Physical Skills, Social Skills
  • Reading Den:  Literacy Development
  • Balance course:  Physical Skills
  • Growing Patch:  Understanding the World around us
  • Mud Kitchen:  Understanding the World around us, Imagination skills
  • Playhouse:  Imagination, Communication and Interaction.
  • Slide and Swing:  Physical Skills, Problem Solving, Communication
Children access these areas throughout the session as they learn through free flow play. Adults support this by providing quality interactions that support children's learning 'in the moment' which is carefully recorded in a systematic way. In this holistic approach the child's levels of involvement and interest are at the centre of the planning process.

By the end of your child's time in nursery we will aim for these Curricular Goals, as well as happy, confident children ready to take on their next adventure: 

Try out our nursery and some of what is on offer before your child turns three by coming along to our Mini Acorns tots group.

Take a look at our Gallery for just some of the learning we do whilst at Nursery!

Class Dojo

We have access to class dojo in order to stay in contact with parents.  Parents can message the class teacher and we can share photos, news and important messages with each other. We like to hear about all the wonderful learning that happens at home, you can add observations too!  

Take a look at our Indoor and Outdoor Provision

Malleable Area
Malleable Area