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About RGS The Grange Nursery

RGS The Grange is one of the best Nursery and Pre-School establishments in Worcester offering full-time places as well as more flexible options. Our children are absorbed in fun and the adventure of learning as they rapidly develop confidence and a wealth of new skills.  We are surrounded by 50 acres of beautiful grounds in which to play and learn.

Children can join RGS The Grange nursery from the age of two. This is a magical age and it is our job to ensure that a little touch of magic is present in their learning every day.

Our Early Years pupils have the added benefit of belonging to a larger school community and being in a position to take advantage of the excellent facilities and teachers on-site.  Our staff follow the Early Learning Framework. The most important task here is to lay solid foundations for reading – a skill that will unlock so many doors as your child grows up.

We work closely with parents to build up a comprehensive and satisfying record of every child’s progress and achievements. 

Nursery School Routine

The RGS The Grange Nursery school routine provides structure and familiarity to children as they settle into life at the Nursery setting. The structured Nursery routine also has many developmental benefits that help children feel safe and secure.

Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage is the curriculum we follow at RGS The Grange Nursery. The EYFS curriculum is centred around learning through play and provides the standards and principles for the care and learning of children aged birth to 5.

Our activities are based on the seven main EYFS areas of learning to ensure there is a wide variety of fun and engaging activities that are suitable for all abilities and interests. Children can enjoy a wide range of child-initiated and teacher-led activities that support their learning and development.

Parents are kept up-to-date with their child’s learning and development through the use of Seesaw, our parent communication software. Staff send a mixture of photographs and observations for parents to see and use the Seesaw as a daily diary where parents can comment and ask questions. We also use Interactive Learning Diaries (ILD) to track each child’s development and journey. Parents have access to their child’s ILD and can view observations and add their own.

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Our Ladybird room provides the highest quality early childhood education for 2 year olds. Offering care from 7.45am to 6.00pm in a caring and happy environment where your child can explore and discover with support from early years experts.

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Our Caterpillar room provides a natural progression from Ladybirds for children rising 3. Offering care from 7.45am to 6.00pm, children can explore and develop independence, confidence and companionship in a stimulating and loving environment.

Butterfly room

Our Butterfly room provides an exciting environment where children learn and grow through the Early Years Foundation Stage. Care is provided from 7.45am to 6.00pm and children are taught reading, writing and mathematics skills in preparation for moving to Reception class. The small group setting helps children develop social and communication and language skills and our broad and varied curriculum supports growth in confidence and self-esteem.

Co-Curriculum Activities

Butterflies

Monday

Classroom Music (Morning)
Cookery (Afternoon)

Tuesday

Music and Movement (Morning)
Balance Bikes (Afternoon)

Wednesday

French (8.45am to 9.00am)
Gardening (Morning)
Ballet (2.00pm to 2.30pm)

Thursday

PE (Morning)
Yoga and Mindfulness (Afternoon)

Friday

Assembly (8.45am to 9.10am)
Music (9.10am to 9.30am)
Forest School (Afternoon)

Caterpillars

Monday

Class Room Music (Morning)
Gardening (Afternoon)

Tuesday

Music and Movement (Morning)
Cookery (Afternoon)

Wednesday

Yoga and Mindfulness (Morning)
Ballet (2.00pm to 2.30pm)

Thursday

French (8.45am to 9.00am)
PE (Morning)
Balance Bikes (Afternoon)

Friday

Forest School (Morning)
Music (8.50am to 9.10am)

Ladybirds

Monday

Cookery (Morning)
Class Room Music (Afternoon)

Tuesday

Music and Movement (Morning)

Wednesday

Balance Bikes (Morning)
Gardening (Afternoon)

Thursday

French (8.45am to 9.00am)
PE (Morning)
Yoga and Mindfulness (Afternoon)

Friday

Forest School (Morning)
Music (8.50am to 9.10am)

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Nursery Food and Menus

The RGS The Grange Nursery food and menus are based on the current Government dietary recommendations to ensure children receive a variety of foods that support growth and development.

Our Nursery menus include a wide range of freshly home-cooked and locally sourced (where possible) foods that cater to all dietary requirements and allergies. Fresh and dried fruit is provided at morning snack and children are taught about the importance of healthy eating to help encourage healthy choices in later life.

Week 1 Lunch Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Soup and homemade bread Carrot and coriander Leek and potato Tomato and basil Sweetcorn chowder Mushroom
Main course Pork sausages Chicken curry Beef bolognese Honey roast gammon Cod fish fingers
Vegetarian Quorn sausage Lentil dahl Tomato, mozzarella and basic gnocchi Breaded Quorn fillet Pea and feta bruschetta
On the side Mashed potato
Garden peas
Gravy
Rice
Cauliflower
Naan bread
Spaghetti
Sweetcorn
Roast potatoes
Cabbage
Carrots
Chips
Peas
Tartare sauce
Light bite Jacket and beans
Hot dessert Apple crumble with custard Lemon drizzle Syrup sponge and custard Cheese and biscuits Chocolate crispy cake
Cut fruit Fresh fruit and yoghurt Fresh fruit and yoghurt Fresh fruit and yoghurt Fresh fruit and yoghurt Fresh fruit and yoghurt

Forest School

Our Forest School in Worcester has two Forest School areas that provide children with the opportunity to explore and learn through hands-on learning experiences in our natural outdoor environments.

Children develop confidence and self-esteem through regular lessons and child-centred activities that support play and exploration. The Forest School supports children’s development with personal, social and technical skills as they work together and independently to solve problems, work as a team and handle tools and equipment safely.

RGS The Grange Nursery’s beautiful 50-acre grounds provide the perfect backdrop for our two Forest School areas. From the age of 2, children attend Forest School each week and explore and build empathy with the natural world around them. Children are supported and supervised with specialist Forest School teachers that encourage supported risk-taking and help children develop independence whilst staying safe.

Moving to Reception Class

Children begin moving to Reception class from Nursery in September before they turn 5 years of age. Staff at RGS The Grange Nursery work closely with each child and their parent to ensure the positive transition to Reception.

Throughout their time in the Nursery, children are able to visit the Reception classrooms to help them feel comfortable with the school, staff and daily routines in preparation for their transition to Reception.

As children move into Reception, class teachers support them in following the Early Learning Framework and there is an emphasis on the importance of reading and improving reading skills with regular opportunities for reading with staff. At the end of the Reception year, each child’s progress and achievements are recorded to support the Year One teacher in supporting each individual’s needs.

Reception Classroom

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