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Alverton Woodland Nursery

Welcome to Alverton Woodland Nursery


Alverton Woodland Nursery is part of Alverton Primary School and we work closely with the school in order to ensure that we offer the best possible consistent, high-quality provision for the children in our care.

Our curriculum centres itself around the Characteristics of Effective Learning and Development Matters, which underpin how children learn and the progression of skills needed to support children achieve the Early Learning Goals at the end of Reception. We provide a careful balance of child-initiated, adult- initiated and adult-led learning so that children can engage in a balanced curriculum, which includes focused planned teaching sessions as well as spontaneous learning opportunities. In addition to our teacher-led sessions, continuous provision and enhancements offer the children enriching learning opportunities throughout their day. 

Children can join Alverton Woodland Nursery from the age of 2.

Little Foxes Room is for children aged 2-3 years and is staffed by qualified nursery practitioners who are responsible for planning and provide a rich and stimulating environment for the children in their care. Children who turn 3 years old in the Autumn term transition into the Pre-School room in January. Children who turn 3 years old in the Spring and Summer term move into the preschool room in the following September.

Little Owls Room is for children aged 3 and 4. By January there are often two cohorts of children operating in the same space. Mrs Simpson, our preschool teacher is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Pre-School room alongside our very experienced room leads Mrs Roberts and Tash who are also supported by a team of dedicated qualified nursery practitioners. 

In addition to planned adult-led and child-led learning based around high quality key texts and the seven areas of learning. Children have open access to our indoor and outdoor learning environments which are stimulating, well-resourced and enhanced with engaging activities that support children development across the seven areas of learning. We also provide lots of additional enrichment opportunities within our outdoor woodland setting that link to our school calendar, the seasons and the wider world, as well as opportunities for one-off events where visitors are invited into the Nursery. Children are encouraged and supported to follow their own interests and the classroom and outdoor areas are well-resourced and equipped to enhance and extend the children's play.


To support our planning we use Development Matters, Birth to 5 Matters, Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised and the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory guidance.

Please follow this link for information about the EYFS provision in Alverton School and to read our EYFS Strategy Document.

To contact the Woodland Nursery, please phone 01736 351135 or email

Many of our children go on to attend Alverton School and you can view their admissions arrangements here

In order to find out about joining the Woodland Nursery, please see our Joining the Woodland Nursery page here.

Alverton Primary School is a member of Truro and Penwith Academy Trust (TPAT). Please click here to find out more about TPAT.