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Welcome to Dartmouth Academy Nursery



We are a small, all-through academy. We build strong relationships with our children and their families. Together, we are able to develop a caring community.

Within our Nursery, we place a strong emphasis on laying the foundations on which to develop children’s love of learning, and resilience to carry them through our wonderful all-through academy.

We support children to be school ready by developing their independence through play. We adopt a child centred approach, planning a mixture of small group adult-led input and child-led purposeful play with open ended resources, following the child’s interests. Nursery children have opportunities to share experiences together, enabling them to form important connections, develop their communication skills and learn key social and emotional skills.

Through the sharing of books, daily Read, Write Inc phonic sessions, purposeful planning around key texts, acting out stories, and rhymes we aim to develop children’s love for reading. We provide lots of opportunities for outdoor and risky play, which is key to children developing their motor skills, resilience and emotional regulation. Our frequent, meaningful play-based activities help keep children stimulated and inquisitive about the world around them.

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