Applications for Elston Hall Reception should be made through Wolverhampton city council as  attendance at Elston Hall Nursery does not guarantee a place in the Reception year.


Aims of Nursery

* To create a caring and inviting environment in which the child’s own efforts and independence is supported and celebrated, enabling children to develop a sense of belonging.

* To offer a variety of learning opportunities, that are both fun and intellectually stimulating and in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Development Matters Framework.
* To develop a partnership with parents and families that will help staff understand the individual needs of the child.
* To promote an inclusive environment where individual needs are recognised and respected and the diversity of children’s experiences is valued and integral to their development.


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In Nursery we are active learners and over the autumn term we will be supporting your child to settle into their new environment and routine, as well as introducing them to their learning. Your child will be given many opportunities to develop their critical thinking, explore their own skills and actively learn. This will continue throughout their time in Nursery.

Throughout their first term in nursery we will be encouraging your child to become more independent and confident with using the environment around them, e.g. going to the toilet, putting on their coat, choosing an activity.

Through stories and play opportunities we will concentrate on building relationships and developing a sense of belonging for the children in their new environment. The children will be able to get used to their new routine and will be encouraged to develop and expand their language skills in a variety of situations, both formal and informal, when playing and during structured games and activities. This will be within the classroom and outdoor environments.

As a large part of the school day is spent outdoors, we would appreciate it if your child brings a suitable coat every day to wear for outdoor activities (wellingtons for wet weather). Your child will be required to wear PE pumps for their PE lesson every week. PE pumps will remain in school during the week and they will be sent home at the end of each term.

We operate an open door policy, so please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Nursery team if you have any questions or messages. A member of staff will be available at the Nursery doors at 8:45 am and 11:45am for Morning Nursery and 12:30pm and 3:15pm for Afternoon Nursery.

We are looking forward to a fun filled year of learning.

Nursery Lead Teacher:    Miss C Burns     

Key Workers:    Mrs C Hulme            Mrs L Harding               Mrs J Dhillon


December 2019

Nursery children travelled together on a steam train in search of Santa. They enjoyed a picnic lunch, sang Christmas songs and saw elephants, a rhino and deer when passing the safari park.
Then.... Santa found us on the train!



May 2019

Nursery really enjoyed their visit from the Police Community Support Officer.


April 2019

Nursery enjoyed a visit from a 'Farm on the Wheels'
Children stroked the animals and helped to feed them.


March 2019

Nursery would like to thank all the parents for attending our writing workshop. We are pleased that you found it helpful, informative and fun to share time with your child in the nursery setting. We look forward to working together to help develop your children's writing skills.


November 2018

Nursery children have visited MAC theatre in Birmingham and been thoroughly entertained by ‘Sleepyhead’ ,a funny tale about a little baby who would not sleep at night time. There was so much for the children to enjoy - the puppets ,games of peepo, music, bubbles, shiny lights, dirty nappies, magic and silly games!


Photos From 2017/2018


  Practising for Sports Day!

May 2018

Children were able to develop a greater understanding of their immediate environment and local area by visiting the local shops. They walked in small groups to a local shop to buy some fruit and vegetables. Children have been encouraged to develop a greater awareness of the different roles that people have and how they effect us.


Children dressed up and enjoyed a royal picnic to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle!



Nursery children enjoyed a Christmas trip on the Severn Valley Railway. We caught the train from Kidderminster and travelled to Highley. The carriages on the train were colourfully decorated and we sang Christmas songs and played bells as an accompaniment.  We passed by the safari park and saw elephants, rhinoceros, and Santa’s reindeers!  Everyone enjoyed a picnic lunch, which was interrupted by a man in a bright red suit and a long white beard. He gave a present to all the children. A fun day!

 Enjoying Children In Need Fund Raising Day!