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St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Primary School Love One Another



Hello and Welcome to St John's Nursery

In our Nursery there are two teachers:

Mrs Barker and Mrs Clough 

and our Teaching & Learning Assistant

Miss Barnes.


  • Nursery starts each day at 9am. If you come only for the morning sessions (15hrs a week) then you will be collected by your Grown up from 11.45am.
  • The morning session ends at 12pm when those children who stay all day (30hrs) have their Packed lunch which they bring from home before continuing the day with the afternoon session.
  • The Nursery Day finishes at 3.30pm (doors open from 3.15pm) when, again, the Grown ups come to collect us to find out about all the busy things we have been doing during the day.


Every child will be allocated a Key Worker who will make sure they are always settled, happy and learning. Parents and Carers will be able to contact the Key Worker by email.


Please email photos or news of anything you do outside of Nursery that is special to you with a little description of it so that we can add this to your Learning Journeys, talk about it in class and share your news with your friends.

Summer Term 2021

A Massive Thank You to you all for your good wishes, kind words and lovely cards & gifts.We have LOVED teaching your little ones and look forward to hearing how they get on in Reception. A special good luck to Emily, Harry, Ella and Harry at their new schools. Please do send us a photo of you in your Reception uniforms. Have a safe and happy summer everyone. Love from Mrs Barker, Mrs Clough and Miss Barnes xxx

Nursery Celebrations for our final week together....A “Happy Holidays to You” Cake!!! It was delicious!

Nursery Celebrations for our final week together...Cooling off with regular ice pop breaks!!!

Nursery Celebrations for our final week games (musical bumps, statues, chairs & pass the parcel) and of course prizes for all our superstar dancers!!!

Nursery Celebrations for our final week together....Monday Lunch with EVERYONE here all day!

Nursery Celebrations for our final week food for snack!

Nursery Celebrations......Making keepsakes with friends..

Nursery Celebrations for our final week together.... What a lovely week we have had...OUR BUBBLE MACHINE!!

Well done to all our Prize Day Winners who were awarded prizes, medals and certificates this morning. We are so proud of all our children for the achievements they have made this year!

Supporting England in the Euros!!!

Home Learning Superstars!...... we were so close to having a full year with no class closures in Nursery!

Look at our sea creatures!

You can see how much we concentrated! Look how proud we are😁

Happy Birthday Miss Barnes. Thank you for the Party Rings!

We love counting games!

We love to learn outdoors!

We sorted out all the donations for Padiham food bank. Thank you! There was a lot of counting to do.

Spring Term 2021


Guess which Traditional Tale we are Role Playing... “Whose that trip trapping over MY bridge!”

We enjoyed a special Friday treat. thank you to Iceland and Miss Barnes who arranged the crumpets for us all.

It's so good to have Everyone Back!! Monday 8th March 2021....

We’ve been reading all about Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We decided which character we wanted to be and then we shared some delicious porridge! We had raisins with ours though😋.
Teamwork whilst completing a VERY difficult jigsaw with lots of pieces. Mrs Barnes is a fantastic helper too!

Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Half Term....

Fresh air in the February Sun - Trim Trail Fun!

Mark Making with chunky graphite pencils and marker pens. Look how detailed our drawings are becoming and we are even beginning to include letter shapes in our mark making.

Investigating Ice and Snow

Space and Planet Painting with different tools and media.....using sponges, dragging and scraping with forks. blowing through straws, and using stirrers to mark make.

Look at our Jet Packs. We think NASA will call soon to find out how to make them!

We got ready to go into space today. Look at us as astronauts..... we have even had an online tour of Astronaut Tim Peake’s Space Station and have seen his special toilet facilities!! We were fascinated!

Matching numerals and natural objects

Mark making with chalk

We had new doors fitted this week. We kept a close eye on the workmen to make sure they were doing a good job!

Wind Powered Boats.... who can blow their boat to the other side of the water tray?

Experimenting with home made vehicles....We made boats from different materials ( tin foil, milk cartons, apple slices, cocktail sticks & paper) and tested them with different numbers of passengers

Counting and Matching

Winter themed Creative Work.....collage pictures, snipping snowflake patterns, triangle icicles, winter story characters and roller ball painting

Creative Tasks using Wintery Colours


Welcome back - we hope you had a lovely Christmas and we send all our love and best wishes to all our families for a very happy and safe 2021




Funding and Payments

We have many children staying every day for full days, taking advantage of the government funded 30 hours scheme or the self funded paid top-up sessions that are available.

The cost of an additional afternoon session is £10 for self funded children.

 ALL children staying for full days are required to pay £2 per day for the lunchtime supervision. This should be paid a week in advance online via ParentPay.

Please remember that it is your responsibility to apply for and renew your 30 hours voucher codes and give the information to the school office for when the funding checks are carried out - see this website for funding information 

Water Bottles

Children should bring a water bottle with a sport top to access during the sessions. Please do not send juice in this - Water ONLY. Please make sure your child can easily identify their bottle. 

Naming Belongings 

Please could we remind parents to name all uniform, shoes, coats, lunch bags and water bottles and to make sure there is a bag of spare clothes on your child's hook at all times. Leggings or trousers that pull up and down easily are best for encouraging independence.


Packed lunches

Please provide your child with a nutricious, healthy lunch that is easy to eat. They will need the necessary forks and spoons in their lunch box and their own bottle of water. We will ask them to eat sandwiches / pasta / crackers and any fruit first. Please do not send sweets or items with a high sugar content as these are not in line with our healthy schools initiative. Please send water to drink. 

Autumn Term 2020

Merry Christmas to all our Nursery Families. We hope you enjoy our special Christmas Story....made just for you with love. Please click the link below the picture.

Mamas Christmas Decorations - Nursery Charity Work

Father Christmas said he would send us a surprise visitor.......IT WAS DASHER THE REINDEER....HE WAS BEAUTIFUL!!

We had an EYFS PARTY!!!! We played musical bumps and statues, the body parts game, corners, pass the parcel and sleeping lions. We even had party food and drinks. Everyone was fabulous and the dancing spectacular!

Advent...... A Socially Distanced Visit from Fr Christmas to say "Well done!" for all our hard work! He'd quarantined all our selection boxes so we could take them home...

Advent.......We made our Christingles in class and then joined the whole school for an outdoor Christingle Service.

Advent......We are getting ready to celebrate Jesus's Birthday

Christmas Jumper Day AND Christmas Lunch Together!

Investigating Shapes - Who can name and recognise triangle, square, circle, rectangle, star, heart, cube and sphere?

Building a train track together. Teamwork and lots of co-operation.

Maths Fun - counting, sorting and ordering with a variety of resorces. Can you count a small group of objects accurately? Do you recognise digits 0-6? Can you find me 5?

Children In Need Fundraising........Bad Hair Day!!!

Creative Fun!! Lots of opportunities for making, doing, imaginative work, talking to each other and sharing ideas!

Nursery Class Photo - November 2020.... Look how much we've grown!

Spidery, Slimy Fun - we just couldn't get some children out of this activity!!! Developing pincer skills with tweezers and sensory fun too!

Investigating Autumn Treasures

Trim Trail Fun: Every week we visit the Trim Trail to develop our physical skills, explore the secret garden area and have outdoor fun altogether. Everyone is developing confidence on the equipment and learning from each other. We see some brilliant team work!

Our Role Play Area is always in use for domestic play.....we have very well cared for babies of all sizes and it's lovely to see the children acting out their home routines with mealtimes and bedtime stories!

Theme Week - Thanking God For Our Wonderful World

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Autumn term..... learning together, settling in and making friends

Nursery Class Photo September 2020

Our Classroom - all clean and ready to welcome you back!