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RGS Dodderhill Nursery

RGS Dodderhill Nursery in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire is one of three nurseries within the RGS Worcester family. The School offers education for girls aged 4 to 16 years of age and a Nursery for boys and girls from the age of 2.

From a tranquil setting on the outskirts of Droitwich Spa, RGS Dodderhill Nursery provides children with a fun and engaging environment where they can learn through play and adventure, both inside and outside. Since the Nursery opened in January 2020, our experienced early years education experts have provided the perfect environment that stimulates and nurtures learning and development, setting the children up for their education journey.

Children can enjoy a wide range of subjects alongside traditional nursery activities, including PE, Music and Movement, Funky Fingers, Forest School and French. All opportunities for learning and development are aimed at supporting and improving confidence, independence, problem-solving skills and resilience. The skills that RGS Dodderhill Nursery imparts will support children as they flourish and grow throughout their lives.

Our Nursery is split into two groups based on the of your child:

  • The Squirrels group is for children from 2 to 3+ years
  • The Hedgehogs group is for children aged 3+ to 4+ in their final year before Reception

Nothing can sum up what a special environment our Nursery setting is. We have the most wonderful staff and you are warmly invited to come and have a look at our provision at a time to suit you.

Mrs Sarah Atkinson, Headmistress

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Starting Nursery

Here at RGS Dodderhill Nursery, we are committed to making the process of starting Nursery as easy as possible for both children and parents. We understand that starting Nursery is a big step so we make sure that the first days at Nursery are as reassuring and fun as possible.

An induction is an important part of your child’s transition to Nursery and can be arranged as soon as they turn 2 years old. This will help them to become familiar with the Nursery and help make their first days with us easier. We will take time to get to know you and your child well and will ensure that we have toys and activities ready to engage them from the very first visit.

Nursery School Routine

The Nursery school routine is important for children as it provides them with a feeling of familiarity and structure – if they know what to expect then they will feel more confident and relaxed.

The Nursery is open from 8.00am to 6.00pm and our day includes adult-led circle times and activities, as well as constant free-flow access to our outdoor play areas and lots of child-initiated opportunities.

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Early Years Foundation Stage

We plan activities in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, which focuses on the importance of child learning through play and provides the principles for the care for children from birth to 5.

The seven main EYFS areas of learning are used to ensure that the activities provided to children are fun, engaging and specific to all abilities and needs. Staff provide a wide range of activities for children including child-initiated and teacher-led activities that support learning and development. We work with parents to share developments at home as well as those at Nursery to ensure we carefully track every child’s development in the seven key areas of learning.

We carefully monitor every pupil’s progress against the Early Learning Goals. Parents receive regular reports and updates about progress in Nursery and we always share the children’s achievements at home through our WOW moments. We use a daily diary for communication, and also have personal feedback at the start and end of every day. We keep Learning Journals that build up into a treasured keepsake for parents over the year.

Nursery is also an important, fully integrated, part of our school. All our Nursery children take part in school events such as Christmas plays, Sports Day, Mothers Day, Harvest Festival and Activities Week.

Nursery Key Person and Staff

Each child starting at RGS Dodderhill Nursery has a Nursery Key Person, who will support the child as they settle into nursery life and be a point of contact for parents too so that they can discuss any concerns or worries that they have.

The Nursery Key Person will also be the person that records the child’s achievements and together you will build the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. The EYFS Profile is completed at the end of the Reception year to summarise each child’s learning and development. This is then used to support the Year One teacher in providing effective provision for each child in the class.

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Nursery Food and Menus

The RGS Dodderhill Nursery food and menus have been created based on current Government dietary recommendations to ensure that children receive the appropriate amount of nutrients and energy needed for growth.

All our Nursery children have a nutritious hot lunch prepared by our school caterers on site. We aim for a family service where pupils and teachers all eat together. Parents are always amazed by the wide range of food their children will eat when they are surrounded by their friends.

We use Holrhoyd Howe to prepare our food, a trusted catering company with an excellent reputation. Our school chefs know every child and they ensure everyone has a robust lunch with all dietary requirements and allergies catered for.

Fruit, milk and water are also provided for a mid-morning snack, and if children take advantage of our wrap-around care until 6.00pm, parents can send in a ‘Little Tea’.

View the Nursery food and menus for RGS Dodderhill Nursery.

Nursery Menus

View the Nursery food and menus for RGS Dodderhill Nursery.

Week 1 Lunch Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Soup and homemade bread Roasted tomato Carrot and coriander Minestrone Parsnip and ginger Vegetable
Main course Creamy gammon and vegetable pie Beef bolognese with spaghetti Southern baked breaded chicken

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Vegan buffalo cauliflower wings with southern gravy, sweet chilli sauce or Louisiana sauce

Harissa veggie and halloumi wrap
Pork and lentil dhansak Battered fish, tartare sauce, lemon wedges

Jumbo pork sausage
Vegetarian Creamed leek, potato and cheese pie Ricotta tortelloni, roasted pepper pasta bake Sweet potato and vegetable bhaji with mango chutney dip Vegan cheese and red onion marmalade stuffed field mushroom
On the side Mash
Garden peas
Buttered carrots
Gravy
Garlic bread
Chargrilled Mediterranean vegetables
Lemon and garlic wedges
Corn
Coleslaw
Pilau rice
Naan bread
Cumin carrots
Chips
Baked beans
Garden peas
Jacket potato Baked beans Baked beans Baked beans Baked beans Baked beans
Hot dessert Apple crumble with custard Italian meringue and lemon curd cake White chocolate and cherry blondie Warm jam sponge with custard Toffee popcorn cake
Cold dessert Berry pudding pots Orange jelly or yoghurt pots Grilled fruit kebabs Strawberry jelly or yoghurt ports Blueberry cheesecake
Cut fruit Pineapple and black gape Watermelon and plum Melon and kiwi Orange Mixed fruit pots
Week 2 Lunch Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Soup and homemade bread Minted pea Tomato and basil Broccoli Leek and potato Vegetable
Main course Turkey or vegetable chow mein with sweet chilli sauce, soy sauce, chilli flakes, siracha sauce, sesame seeds Roast chicken leg

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Caramelised onion and sausage roll
Lamb chilli con carne

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5 bean chilli

With giant nachos, crispy jalapenos and cheese sauce
Smoked bacon, ham and mozzarella pasta bake Battered fish, tartare sauce, lemon wedges

Beef burger, pickle, lettuce and mustard
Vegetarian Vegan yeung chow friend rice Mixed vegetable and lentil wellington Smokey roasted Mediterranean vegetable and tomato gnocchi Spinach, filo and feta pie
On the side Chinese spice greens
Broccoli
Prawn crackers
Roasted new potatoes
Savoy cabbage
Root vegetables
Coriander rice
Toasted corn
Garlic bread
Dressed salad
Green beans
Chips
Baked beans
Garden peas
Jacket potato Baked beans Baked beans Baked beans Baked beans Baked beans
Hot dessert Coconut rice pudding with mango coulis Plum and baked apple oat crumble with custard Ginger cake Hot chocolate sponge with chocolate sauce Superseeded flapjack
Cold dessert Strawberry jelly Mango mess Vegan raspberry mousse Orange jelly or yoghurt pots Vegan brownie
Cut fruit Pineapple and black gape Watermelon and plum Melon and kiwi Orange Mixed fruit pots
Week 3 Lunch Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Soup and homemade bread Sweetcorn Carrot and coriander Spinach pea and pesto Parsnip and ginger Vegetable
Main course Pork sausage Beef bolognese with spaghetti Baked breaded BBQ chicken

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Vegan buffalo cauliflower wings with southern gravy, sweet chilli sauce or Louisiana sauce

Harissa veggie and halloumi wrap
Pork and lentil dhansak Battered fish, tartare sauce, lemon wedges



Beef burger, pickle, lettuce and mustard
Vegetarian Vegan sausage Ricotta tortellini, roasted pepper with pesto Sweet potato and vegetable bahji with mango chutney dip Vegan cheese and red onion marmalade stuffed field mushroom
On the side Colcannon mash
Garden peas
Onions
Buttered carrots
Gravy
Garlic bread
Chargrilled Mediterranean vegetables
Balsamic green beans
Lemon and garlic wedges
Corn
Coleslaw
Aromatic rice
Naan bread
Cumin carrots
Chips
Baked beans
Garden peas
Jacket potato Baked beans Baked beans Baked beans Baked beans Baked beans
Hot dessert Apple crumble with custard Italian meringue and lemon curd cake Blueberry cheesecake Warm jam sponge with custard White chocolate and cherry blondie
Cold dessert Summer pudding pots Orange jelly or yoghurt pots Grilled fruit kebabs Strawberry jelly or yoghurt pots Toffee popcorn yoghurt pots
Cut fruit Pineapple and black gape Watermelon and plum Melon and kiwi Orange Mixed fruit pots

Ducklings Toddler Group

Our Ducklings Toddler Group provides a happy, friendly atmosphere for parents and carers with children from birth to 4 years of age.

Our sessions run on Tuesday mornings from 9.30am until 11.00am in term time only. The cost is £4.00 per child and 50p per additional child. During these sessions, we include craft activities and free play both indoors and outdoors.

Ducklings Toddler Group helps children to become more comfortable with socialising with children which can support their transition into nursery. Our parents and carers also enjoy the social benefits of attending our Toddler Groups in Worcester and Droitwich and the opportunity to make friendships with other parents and carers from the group.

Forest School

RGS Dodderhill Forest School in Worcester and Droitwich provides children with the perfect woodland and natural environment. Children visit the Forest School every week.

Moving to Reception Class

In September before they turn 5, children will be moving to Reception class from the Nursery. Here at RGS Dodderhill Nursery, we ensure that each child’s transition to Reception is as easy as possible, whether they are staying with us in the school or moving on elsewhere.

Your Child’s Key Person will have completed an Early Years Foundation Stage Profile which is passed on to their teacher to support them with each child’s needs.

Reception Daily Routine

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Reception Classroom

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Nursery Admissions

Nursery admissions in Worcestershire happen throughout the year so children can join RGS Dodderhill Nursery at any time.

RGS Dodderhill is a school that cannot be summed up by words and so we warmly invite you to experience our unique environment. This can be done through visiting us or joining us at one of our Open Days where you can find out more about our Nursery environment.

Nursery Location and Contact Details

RGS Dodderhill Nursery

Nursery location

RGS Dodderhill School and Nursery in Worcester

Part of the RGSW Nurseries in Worcestershire family, RGS Dodderhill Nursery is located within a tranquil setting on the outskirts of Droitwich Spa. When travelling to the school by car, the most direct route is via the M5. The School is well-signposted with an ‘RGS Dodderhill’ sign when you reach Dodderhill Road. Parking is available onsite for drop off and pick up.

The school can also be reached by train, with the closest station Droitwich Spa approximately 20 minutes walk away.

Nursery contact

RGS Dodderhill Nursery
Dodderhill Road, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, WR9 0BE
Tel: 01905 778290
Email: dodderhill@rgsw.org.uk

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