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Welcome to Our Nursery!

Ranikhet Academy Nursery is for children aged 3 years upwards.


Morning sessions run from 8.45am to 11.45am

Afternoon sessions run from 12.30pm to 3.30pm


We do currently have spaces, so if you are interested in a place for your child, please pop into the school office for an application form or to arrange a visit.


coming up soon.....

Watch this space for pictures of what we have been up to since we started back in September!!



EYFS Vision & Values

In Nursery and Reception we develop a community of learners who support and encourage each other. Our children develop confidence, independence and responsibility. We teach our children to be well mannered and respectful of ourselves, our belongings and each other’s differences. Our children work in an environment which is developmentally appropriate and one that meets the needs of all our children. We believe children should learn through hands on experiences, on and off site, observations and to develop a sense of curiosity about the world around them. We encourage our children to make links in their learning and to take risks in a safe way.


In Nursery we provide a broad and enriching curriculum. We work on a topic each term and this incorporates our Literacy focuses too. Letters and Sounds is the phonics curriculum we are following.


Over the coming year we will be continuing to support, encourage and promote the children’s emotional development and improve their independence and self-awareness as well as continuing to improve their reading, writing and mathematical ability.

Here are some things you can do that will support your child in school for the coming year:-

  • Ensure the correct school uniform is worn and LABELLED.
  • Ensure the correct PE kit is in school
  • Support homework as appropriate and have it returned on time.
  • Read with your child at least 3 times a week and sign the reading record 3 times.

Encouraging Reading

First Steps:

Talk, talk, talk! Reading is not just about the words that can be read but also the meaning behind the words/ pictures. Look at pictures with your child and discuss what is happening, make up stories and say what might happen next.

Role Model:

Let them see you read for fun as well as for necessity. Involve children in daily activities which need to be read. Read different signs and labels to the children, read packet labels, newspaper articles etc.

Good Habits:

Encourage frequent reading for real opportunities such as:

· letters

· food packets

· signs out and about

· newspaper

· Postcards

· magazines

Reading Routine:

It’s very important to have a reading routine with your child. Have a set time to sit down and read your child’s reading book with them. Share lots of stories with your child, reading a bedtime story can help to settle your children before bed.

The Right Gift:

Give and encourage others to give them gifts associated with reading.

· story books

· puppets

· story figures

·electronics stories

· games linked to stories