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Butterflies (Nursery)

Welcome to Butterflies Class!            

We have a team of four staff members to support all children in their learning and development in their first or second year of nursery.
Miss Roots is the Class Teacher supported by Professional Teaching Partners (PTP) Miss Stevens, Miss Turner, Mrs Lewington, and Miss Villiers-Charlton. 


Miss Roots
Class Teacher
Miss Stevens

Miss Turner

(4 days)

Mrs Lewington     (3 days)

Miss Villiers-Charlton

(2 days)



At Midfield, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, comprising 7 areas of learning which are divided into 'prime' and 'specific' areas.  

Prime Areas:

  • Personal, Social, Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

Specific Areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive Arts and Design

We give equal importance to our indoor and outdoor learning environments, and children have free access to both areas throughout the sessions.

We have a child-led approach to teaching in nursery which we strongly believe is the best way for young children to learn and make outstanding progress. This method allows your child to choose what they want to do within the learning environments, where enthusiastic staff join them and support them in their pursuits, identifying all teachable moments, thereby allowing your child to make progress in very short spaces of time. 

This requires staff to utilise their teaching skills 'in the moment' whilst your child's interest and motivation levels are high. All staff in our Nursery Class fully implement the 'key worker' approach to support each child and their family throughout their time in our setting.

We are very fortunate here at Midfield and have a wonderful outdoor space including a musical garden, trim trail, Celtic hut, edible garden, mud kitchen and access to our forest school area on a weekly basis.  The children love investigating the different areas allowing them to enquire, grow and develop in a range of ways, gaining new skills. 

All staff in our Nursery Class fully implement the ‘key worker’ approach to support each child and their family throughout their time in our setting.

Your child’s key worker will ensure they are supported on a day to day basis and aims to develop a bond with your child and help them to feel safe, protected and cherished while they are away from home. The key worker will take a lead in ensuring your child is making progress across all areas of learning in the Foundation Stage curriculum, using a ‘focus child’ system of regular assessments.

Don't forget we use the Class Dojo APP on a daily basis for home-school collaboration. You should have your own personal log in, if you have any queries about this please do ask us.

You can keep up to date with all that is going on in Nursery using the app.