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Welcome to our Year Group page for Pear Tree Class and Apple Tree Class

Here you will find all of the important information and letters that you need to know this year. Whether you are a child or a parent, this section will have information to help you maximise learning and find out about what is going on, including homework, curriculum details for each year group and wider learning opportunities.

 Mrs James and the Nursery Team 

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Our Day

Nursery session times are:

  • Mornings 9:00am – 12:00pm

  • Afternoons 12:00 pm – 3:00pm

Children can attend for the whole day 

Thank you for visiting our Pear Tree Nursery @Ashfield Park page. We understand that choosing the right setting for your child is an extremely important decision. We feel that the best way to get a true feel for what we can offer at Pear Trees is for you and your child to come and visit us and meet our children and staff. We hope that we can welcome you at Ashfield Park Nursery soon. 

Pear Tree nursery's ethos is founded on some of the wider school values of respect, tolerance, resilience and high aspirations. We are based in the heart of Ashfield Park Primary School's Early Years area and welcome children aged 3 to 4 years from the Ross-On-Wye community and beyond. Our spacious, self-contained and custom built facility is located at the front of the school and has its own, canopied outdoor play area. We spend a great deal of our time learning outdoors, within the extensive school grounds or further afield in our local community. We have full access to all the school facilities including Forest School with its fire pit, the library, sports fields and outdoor play areas.

Despite having all the advantages of being in a school, Pear Tree's is very much a specialist early years setting in which our caring, experienced and well qualified staff value each child as a unique and independent learner. At Pear Tree's we believe that every child needs a warm, supportive environment in order to develop the skills necessary to learn and reach their full potential. Our provision is child-led which means that staff continually observe, assess and interact with children to get a comprehensive grasp of their stage of development, unique styles of learning and areas of interest. We encourage and enable the children's family and important adults to be a part of this process and place great importance on communication between the setting and home.

Many of our Pear Trees progress into Ashfield Park Primary School Reception classes but our setting will support children's transition into any school. 

Our Principles

The principles which guide the work of our practitioners are grouped into four themes:  

  • A Unique Child - every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.   
  • Positive Relationships - children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
  • Enabling Environments - the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.
  • Learning and Development - children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected.


At Ashfield Park Primary School Nursery our children learn through playful, child-led activities. Our highly experienced and qualified staff, including an Early Year’s teacher, support the children to develop their play, thinking, learning, communication and language through high quality interactions.


We have a main playroom where the equipment and activities are stored accessibly so that children learn to be independent in their play. The play opportunities encourage children to develop their curiosity, creativity and problem solving. We also have a smaller room where we have snack and small group adult-led activities. Children help to prepare the table for snack and wash up when we have finished. The main playroom opens directly onto our large and very exciting garden where the children are able to challenge themselves as they climb over the stile, open the kissing gate, make mud kitchen delicacies and scramble up to the top of the slide so they can whizz down into the sandpit! There is a quiet orchard area where children can relax and enjoy some quieter play and observe the changes through the seasons. Children are able to choose where they play and flow between the indoors and outdoors. The nursery is an integral part of the school so we have access to all the school amenities including the library, the halls and the amazing outdoor spaces. The nursery go ‘Out and About’ each week onto the forest school field and enjoy a session of climbing trees, bug hunting and den building.

The children each have their own nursery book which has photos of them at play and comments regarding their interests and learning. These are kept in the classroom and children love to spend time looking at them and talking about them. The books are sent home each term for parents to see and add to. At the ned of your child’s time at nursery this is a lovely memento for you to keep.

Each week the children have book time when they choose a book from our library to share with their families. We also offer a Home Learning library which provides games, activities and puzzles for children to borrow.

We love to involve our parents in their child’s learning and offer sessions throughout the year for them to join their child at play for craft sessions, world book day, etc.

The nursery is an accredited Elklan Communication Friendly setting. This means that all our staff have completed training to enable them to support all children to develop their communication skills; to identify those children who are at risk of delay and to make timely referrals and provide additional support. The school employs a Speech and Language Therapist and a Communication and Language TA who work more intensively with identified children.

Staff attend regular training to ensure that they continue to reflect on and improve their practice so that they achieve their aim of providing the children who attend Ashfield Park Nursery with the best start.





nursery handbook.pdf



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