Yorley Barn Nursery School is located on a working farm next door to a livery yard. Horses, ducks, chickens, geese (and tractors!) on our doorstep make this a unique setting.
We are lucky to have a spacious, secure outdoor play area. Our canopy creates an outdoor classroom which can be used in all weathers.
Children delight in visits from our 'wild' neighbours! As the seasons pass watching them grow adds to the fun.
The Barn overlooks a beautiful farm and woodland. The outdoor environment plays a major part in children's learning and we take full advantage of our fantastic location.
Circle time takes place on 'red carpet'. A chance to practice speaking and listening skills. At other times a quiet area for children to enjoy looking at books and hearing stories.
Imaginative play can be one of the most important activities for young children, it not only stimulates their imagination but can help with their social development.
To encourage independence, children self serve their snack at our café. Its an opportunity for them to pour their own drink, choose their snack and clear away their own plate and cup when they have finished.
The main playroom has been arranged into zones to support different areas of children's early years development: literacy and numeracy areas, imaginative play and ICT. Display boards are used to encourage children's learning and understanding of the world around us.
Mud, mud glorious mud! Mud play is not only fun, it has as much potential for learning as sand and water play. Messy as it is, the children love making mud pies!
All the children enjoy learning about the guests who check in and out of our Bug Hotel!
Our large sand pit promotes physical development. Large muscle skills develop as children dig, pour, sift and scoop. Eye-hand coordination and small muscle control improve as children learn to manipulate our sand accessories.
Fun and learning go hand in hand in our Prehistoric dinosaur land.
Our Sensory Garden has been carefully designed to please all five of our senses: Sight, Touch, Sound, Scent and Taste.
Mrs Hughes plays guitar and Mrs Row plays guitar and flute so music plays a massive part at Yorley Barn. Children have access to a wealth of instruments which helps to teach them coordination, cooperation and concentration. Our music sessions encourage children's vocal abilities and help to enhance speech development.
A large canopy covers our outside classroom allowing outdoor learning all year round. Overlooking the farm and duck pond it certainly offers a unique learning experience come rain or shine.
A programme of multicultural education should enable children to become responsible members of society with an understanding of cultures and lifestyles throughout our world as well as in our own multicultural society. At Yorley Barn Nursery we teach children to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society. We strongly believe that we have a responsibility to inspire sound moral values and respect for other people, their property, culture and beliefs.