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.


Happy New Year!

Welcome back to those children continuing their Nursery journey and welcome to the children who are just beginning theirs! We hope you have had a safe and enjoyable Christmas holiday.

During the spring term those children who started their learning journey in September will be encouraged to continue to build upon their achievements while we support the new children in settling into their new environment and routine. All children will have lots of opportunity to develop their critical thinking skills and actively learn through play and exploration.

The children will extend their learning though a mix of adult led and child initiated sessions indoors and outdoors.
Our themes this term will be Tails, Paws and Fins, where we will be exploring the world of animals and their environments, and then onto People Who Help Us! during the second half of the term.
We also have lots to celebrate this term too and will be learning all about Chinese New Year, Pancake Day, Mother’s Day and Easter.

Just a reminder, 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 welcoming you all back into Nursery and meeting our new children for a fun filled term of learning.

Nursery Lead Teacher:    Miss C Burns     

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

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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!