Appleby Primary School

Appleby Primary School

Seedlings Nursery

Seedlings Nursery is an integral part of the Foundation Unit where a warm and welcoming atmosphere awaits your child. We are situated in the main school building and have an open plan approach allowing us to play and learn alongside reception class.


We offer a wide range of excellent resources and give the children ample opportunities to investigate and discover new things for themselves, as well as ensuring that the child’s interests are provided for through well planned activities.


The children develop good literacy and numeracy skills through a play-based approach giving them the advantage of a readiness to learn. This subsequently facilitates the transition process as children progress into Reception class.


At Seedlings we aim to accommodate you and your child’s needs for nursery provision by offering flexible and varied childcare options including lunchtimes if required. Parents can either choose a full day (8.45am to 3.15pm) or a morning (8.45am to 11.55am) or afternoon (1pm to 3.15pm).


We look forward to welcoming your child into Nursery.


Mrs Johnston

Our learning - 1st Half Autumn

It's Good To Be Me

Children will focus on developing an understanding of themselves. We will focus on self-care, independence and what they can do to look after themselves. We will explore who lives in our families and share family photographs. Children will begin to explore and express their feelings, emotions, likes and dislikes. 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development is recognised as one of the building blocks of success in life. It supports children's development by helping them to interact effectively and develop positive attitudes to themselves and others and is crucial for children to lead healthy and happy lives. In Seedlings Nursery we support children through adult modelling and guidance. They learn to look after their bodies, manage their personal needs and learn about healthy eating by providing hands on activities and experiences. 

Physical Development

Physical activity is vital for children's development, enabling them to pursue a happy, healthy and active body and mind. Therefore we aim to provide your child with fun and interactive activities to develop their fine and gross motor skills throughout their early years.

Understanding the World

Children enjoy planting seeds and caring for the plants we grow in our vegetable garden. They learn about growth, change and decay. We use our produce to cook with and make lots of delicious food.

Welcome to Appleby Primary School