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Ashmead provides its children with two everlasting things, one is roots, the other wings.

Nursery 2020

Welcome to Ashmead Nursery


At Ashmead Nursery we cater for funded children from 2 years to 4 years old.


We offer a wide and varied curriculum based around the 7 Areas of Learning linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The three Prime Areas of learning  are Personal, Social and Emotional development, Communication and Language and Physical Development.

The four Specific Areas of learning that run alongside the Prime Areas are Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design.


We work hard to ensure our environment and staff interaction ensures the children develop to the best of their ability in these key areas of learning. We strive to ensure that at all times we offer a curriculum that is exciting and fun and one that will reflect the school's ethos of learning through experience.


Please contact the Nursery or school office for a registration form and to make an appointment to look around the setting. 

Applying for school places

If your child was born between 01/01/2016 and 31/08/2017 you can now apply for your child's school place.

Apply online form 11am on 2 November 2020 at

Application deadline is 15 January 2020

School places will be offered from 16 April 2021 Parents who applied online will receive an email and can log on to accept the school offered.


What we have been doing in the Autumn term.

Autumn display

Matching games

Celebrating Diwali

Beat Baby


We will be using Beat Baby to encourage the children to join in with rhyme.

Rhymes help children learn to talk and read. Rhymes break worlds into sounds which help the children to hear the phonemes or individual parts of a word, as in ‘Twin-kle, twin-kle, lit-tle star’. Rhymes introduce new words which help build children's vocabulary.

We will also use 'Beat Baby' as a way of teaching children about our rules and routines, and expected behaviour.

Christmas Celebrations

An Elf came to visit

Letter to parents re settle visit September 2020

What to expect when: a guide to your child's learning and development in the foundation stage

Development Matters in the Early Years Curriculum