Basil Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 9HL

01274 574539

The Nest 

 Welcome to The Nest Suite.  Here we would like to explain a bit about The Nest, the staff room, our themes ad some of the activities and experiences that you can look forward to.

The Nest Suite is a learning base which is run very similar to The Woodland Suite but on a smaller, more intimate scale.  The staff consists of the Class Teacher (Grace) and four other dedicated, highly trained Practitioners and Support Workers. (Debbie, Heather, Sarah and Kez) On Thursdays we are also joined by Janet.

Consistency is very important to help children settle and feel safe, because of this we follow the same routine every day.  Each morning, children will enter The Nest and then sit for 'Funky Fingers' together on the carpet.  Once all of the children have arrived and the register has been taken, it is then time for Group Time.  During Group Time, we cover a range of activities including: exploring our core stories, singing nursery rhymes and songs, practicing our counting and mark making.  Then the children enter continuous provision where they are allowed to freely explore inside and outside alongside our trained staff.  During sessions, we provide a varied, highly nutritious snack in which we cater for all dietary requirements and needs.  At the end of session, children have another short, high quality teaching session before coming together to sing 'Goodbye'.

Our learning each term is based on a topic.  Then each week we have a core story to focus on.  These are adapted to fit the interests and needs of our children.

Another of our topics will be Amazing Animals. We hope for children to grasp a wider understanding of an array of animals from all over the world and hopefully have the chance to see some in person! Our key books for this term will be: Dear Zoo, Tip Tap went the Crab, Driving my Tractor, We’re going on a Bear Hunt and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

We will also be focusing on different types of transport. Our topic is called “Out and About.”  During group times we will focus on three different core texts which are: Travelling By, Naughty Bus, Ambulance, Ambulance!


One of our core stories this year has been ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. To support the children’s understanding we wanted to give our children an unforgettable opportunity to watch caterpillars change into chrysalides and then emerge as beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies. The children have loved raising and feeding their very own butterflies and then releasing them into the wild!

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