Here at E-ACT Blackley Academy, we have a 60-place, full-time, Nursery class. Our purpose built, open-plan unit is teacher led, including teaching assistants who are qualified to level 3.
Our teacher is Mrs Fitzpatrick and our teaching assistants are Miss Simmons and Miss Mitchell.
The Nursery is carefully laid out to allow the children to access the resources they need to play which links both their own learning needs and interests with current Nursery themes.
We offer a play-based curriculum with access to a wide-range of activities and experiences alongside more focused group time sessions, such as Maths and Phonics. These sessions progress over the year to prepare the children for Reception.
In our Nursery class, we also pursue a curriculum which builds on the children’s experiences and draws upon seasonal changes. For example, we begin the year by exploring the children’s individual appearances and identities. Later on, we learn about the different festivals celebrated by the children in the class. We do all of this through a range of approaches such as circle times, adult-led activities, and largely through high quality, continuous provision which the children access independently.
Every child has equal opportunity to listen to adults and each other as information and ideas are shared.
Each day, the children have access to the indoor and outdoor areas in Nursery. We separate the children into small groups: Pink, Purple, Orange and Blue. During group times, the children listen to stories, learn to sing songs, and take part in Phonics and Mathematics activities.
Throughout the year, resources are introduced to support the children in the seven areas of learning. These are:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Who is eligible?
We do 3 intakes per year – September, January and April.
For our September 2024 intake, you could be eligible for a funded Nursery place if your child turns 3 before the 31st of August 2024.
For our January 2024 intake, you could be eligible for a funded Nursery place if your child turns 3 before the 31st of December 2023.
For our April 2024 intake, you could be eligible for a funded Nursery place if your child turns 3 before the 31st of March 2024.
If you are interested in a place, have any queries or would like to arrange a visit to our Nursery, you can contact us via the information at the bottom of the page.