Welcome to LPS Nursery

Welcome to LPS Nursery.  We provide a caring, safe and stimulating environment for children from the age of 3 to begin their learning journey.

We feel extremely lucky to have such kind, experienced and qualified members of staff, including two qualified teachers and three adults with NNEBs. Our teachers use the Birth to Five framework to support planning as well as engaging children through activities based on their interests.

Children have the opportunity to develop their thinking and independence in an environment which supports creativity, curiosity and imagination, both indoors and out! We have beautiful grounds on our large site including fields, playgrounds, a new activity trail as well as a fantastic forest school area.  

We have two intakes each year, September and January. Children can access funding from the term after their third birthday. We are able to offer 30 hours provision and additional hours to the core 15 hours if required. 

We have staff trained on Early Talk Boost which supports children’s speech and language development. Tapestry is used as an additional communication tool to help connections between each child’s home and school life.

Our staff look forward to building relationships with you and your children. Please feel free to contact us via phone and/ or email regarding any questions you may have. 

Who's Who in EYFS (Nursery)?

Headteachers - Mrs Lynch and Mrs Rees

EYFS Co-ordinator - Mrs Bristow

Who's Who in EYFS (Reception)?

Headteachers: Mrs Lynch and Mrs Rees

Early Years Coordinator: Mrs Bristow

SENCo: Mrs Hough


Class Teachers: Barbara Brown

PPA class teacher cover: Mrs Rutterford (every Wednesday afternoon)

 Michelle Wright (Nursery Nurse NNEB)


Foxes is our mixed Nursery and Reception class

Class Teachers: Lisa Buffton (mornings) and Barbara Brown (some afternoons)

PPA class teacher cover: Mrs Rutterford (every Wednesday afternoon)

Jakki Watkins (Nursery Nurse NNEB) & Naomi Harris (Nursery Nurse NNEB)

Speech and Language Teaching Assistant: Mrs Lloyd                           

Dates for your diaries

Autumn 1

Wednesday 6th September - Nursery home visits

Thursday 7th September - Nursery home visits

Friday 8th September - Nursery stay and play

Monday 11th September - Nursery start / Reception half days

Tuesday 12th September - Reception half days

Wednesday 13th September - Reception first day

Wednesday 25th October - Parent teacher meetings

Thursday 26th October - Parent teacher meetings

Half term (Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November)

Autumn 2

Thursday 21st December - Last day of term

Spring 1

Monday 8th January - First day of term

Half term (Monday 12th February - Friday 16th February)

Spring 2

Thursday 21st March - Last day of term

Summer 1

Monday 8th April - First day of term

Half term (Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May)

Summer 2

Friday 19th July - Last day of term


Support Accessing Tapestry


  • We use Tapestry at Leominster Primary School for children in Nursery and Reception.
  • Each child will have their own online journal where observations, photographs and even videos can be added to show parents and carers about their time in school.
  • Parents and carers can have access to their child’s journal. You can view observations and comment on them and add observations of your own.

For support in activating your account please watch this video:

Tapestry for parents / relatives: Setting up your account

Forsupport in adding an observation please watch this video:

Tapestry for parents / relatives: Adding an observation

For any other help and support please speak to your child's teacher.     


How to Support Your Child at Home


  • Read books, point to the words, encourage your child to help you to turn the pages and ask questions.
  • Retell stories together.
  • Watch and listen to animated tradition tales on YouTube 'Oxbridge Baby'.
  • Sing songs and use actions.
  • Practise name recognition and letter formation (focus on letters in your child's name).

Physical Development (gross motor skills):

  • Throwing, catching and kicking balls.
  • Riding a bike, trike or scooter.
  • Running, jumping, hopping and skipping.
  • Balancing on one leg.

Physical Development (fine motor activities to help strengthen hands and fingers):

  • Playdough (pinching, rolling, using rolling pins, cutters or scissors).
  • Threading (you could use string and pasta tubes).
  • Drawing, painting, writing and colouring.
  • Playing with small fiddly toys like lego or small figures.
  • Finger rhymes (Incy Wincy Spider).
  • Make sandwiches allowing children to use knives to spread butter.


  • Play board games counting the spots on the dice and moves along the board (Orchard games are good).
  • Sing number rhymes and use fingers to represent the amounts.
  • Look for numbers on packets, in books and on doors.
  • Name shapes and find shapes.
  • Practise touch counting small amounts of objects. 
  • Cook together (weighing ingredients).

Other experiences:

  • Visit the local library. If you aren't registered yet at the library, go to:


  • Go for walks (discuss road safety, directions, seasons and senses).
  • Visit the playground (play, exercise and socialise).
  • Visit the shops (write lists together and pay using coins).
  • Dance to music or even create your own music!
  • Discuss senses (what can you hear, see, touch, taste and smell?)
  • Dress up, create your own stories and imagine!
  • Toilet training.
  • Build models with construction toys or junk modelling!
  • Play and have fun!

Cultural Capital in the EYFS at Leominster Primary School

In the EYFS at LPS we aim to construct a curriculum that is purposeful, ambitious and designed to give children the knowledge, self-belief and cultural capital (life skills) they need to succeed in life and becoming independent learners. This will enable children to develop their resilience, ability to take risks and take pride in their own achievements. We expand children’s knowledge and experiences through the seven areas of learning. Our curriculum is purposeful and creates awe & wonder. Children are motivated to become enthusiastic within their learning and prepares them for school life and beyond.

Below are just some of the engaging activities that our children have enjoyed:

EYFS Enrichment Activities to support Cultural Capital