For information about September 2021 click on the box below.



 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 EYFS

  • 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.



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 holiday.

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.

Our Nursery sessions run each morning from 8:45am-11:45am and each afternoon session from 12:30pm-3:30pm.

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.

This term will be dedicated to ‘getting to know each other’ for the children, parents and teachers.
The theme this term is
‘I Wonder What Makes Me Special!’

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.

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

As part of each 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.

If you do have any queries or concerns regarding your child, please do not hesitate in contacting us. We look forward to a fun-filled year of learning with you and your child.

Nursery Teacher                             Key Workers
Miss C Burns                  Mrs C Hulme    Mrs L Harding     Mrs M Williams

July 2021

Click on the boxes below for photos from our end of year celebrations.

Sports Day June 2021

For photos from the day, click on the box below.

Click on the boxes below to find out about school readiness and Hungry Little Minds!


Click on the book icons below. You will find a link to the story as well as activities and ideas to use with the stories.



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!