IMG_0416
nursery07
IMG_0508
nursery20
nursery04
nursery26
nursery17
IMG_0694
IMG_0410
nursery24
nursery02
IMG_1367
nursery18
IMG_2218
IMG_0072
nursery27
IMG_1021
IMG_0712
nursery19
nursery13
IMG_1096
nursery22
IMG_1979
IMG_2368
IMG_2229
nursery10
nursery11
IMG_1675
nursery05
nursery31
nursery08
nursery16
nursery14
IMG_1644
IMG_1552
nursery29
IMG_0698
nursery30
IMG_1798
nursery03
IMG_0411
nursery23
IMG_1537
nursery25
nursery15
nursery28
IMG_1623
IMG_0409
IMG_1795
nursery01
nursery21
IMG_2144
IMG_1682
IMG_2224
nursery06
IMG_2050
nursery12
nursery09
IMG_1587
IMG_0799
IMG_1766

nursery logoA very warm welcome to Cradley Nursery @ Cradley CE Primary School.

In February 2011 the Governors at Cradley took the bold decision to take on the running of its own Nursery within the heart of the school.

On setting up, we soon learned, this was something quite rare in Herefordshire, with only a handful of other rural schools having taken on the same challenge. So strong was the feeling in the community to have its own pre-school, that in true Reggio Emilia style, the people of Cradley rallied to set up and resource the beginnings of a Nursery in the space of about six weeks! We started with the bare minimum, a lot of imagination and sheer determination and within a short space of time, the Nursery flourished and was providing a much longed after pre-school education for children in and around our community.

We are really proud of what we have achieved and learned over the years we've been operating and will remain forever grateful to the few Governor run Nurseries who supported us. In the past we've been used as a beacon Nursery within Herefordshire to support and guide other schools who wish to set up their own Governor run Nurseries, in order to allow a seamless transition into school. We pride ourselves on the strong partnership we have with these schools. Under new Ofsted regulations we are now officially joined with the Primary School for inspection purposes. We hope continue to share good practice with our cluster schools so that we can all journey towards Outstanding.


Testimonial from Fownhope Nursery - "The Cradley Nursery team have been a fantastic support to myself and my team. As a new manager  I really needed guidance and they were there at the end of the phone/email and always quick to help and respond whenever needed. We visited Cradley Nursery several times and they were able to fine-tune problems we were experiencing. Always happy to help and share, a fantastic advocate of working together in early years!"

Testimonial from Luston Primary School - The manager of Cradley Nursery has been extremely generous with her time and experience, sharing information with Luston Primary School as we set up our new Nursery.  Her willingness to share documentation and recommend procedures has saved an enormous amount of angst and has been a substantial factor in the success of our new nursery provision.  She also visited our Nursery to share good practice.

There is no doubt that, without the assistance of Cradley Nursery, the process of starting our nursery would have been substantially more difficult.  Thank you very much.  We look forward to continuing our relationship with Cradley Nursery.

Testimonial from Dr. Reb Wilson (a former Parent Governor on the Nursery management team) - When I look back at all the things I have done, being part of the setup of Cradley Nursery has been one the things I am most proud of. I leave feeling immensely proud of having been able to support the Nursery team  I hope it continues to go from strength to strength.

 

Value of the Month

ENDURANCE

 

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13

 

Chosen by Miss Guy (Class 4 teacher)

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to:

Nursery:

 Isla & Tessa

Class 1

 Charlotte, Hugo & Harry

Class 2

 Stan & Lucas

 Class 3

 Eddie & Bryn

 Class 4

 Quinn & Demi

Class 5

 Connor & Logan

All school children

Well done to all of you!

Housepoints

Elgar:   2280  
 
Masefield:   2480  
 
Shaw:   2292