The following staff work within Nursery:


Key Person:


In nursery each child has their own key person, this is a member of teaching staff who is supported by a teaching assistant within Nursery.


If you would like to share any information regarding the “Learning Journey” with your key person or have a chat, the following dates and times are also available.

  • Monday-     Mrs Etherington     8.30-8.50 a.m. & 3.25-3.45 p.m.
  • Tuesday-    Mr Charlton            8.30-8.50 a.m. & 3.25-3.45 p.m.
  • Friday-       Mrs Carson             8.30-8.50 a.m. & 3.25-3.45 p.m.

Please could we also make you aware of the “Parents Notices”  area near the main  indoor entrance to the Nursery. There are  also some “Look what I can do at home” sheets, on which you can comment on any achievements your child has  made at home. This information will then be added to your child’s “ Learning Journey” records.


(If you are unsure who your child’s key person is please check with the Early Years Foundation Stage One Staff ). 


Nursery Times:


  • Morning sessions: 08.30 to 11.30 Please collect your child via the London Road Gate. (Morning gate opens 08.20)
  • Afternoon sessions: 12.30 to 15.30 Please deliver your child via the London Road Gate.


Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage


Please click below to access the framework



Reading At Home – How Can You Make The Most Of  Books and Stories?

  1. Share stories in a quiet area away from distractions (TV, Ipads, Radio etc).
  2. Revisit the same stories, as most children love repetition.
  3. Ask your child to point out pictures and talk about what is happening in the story.
  4. If your child has a particular interest, choose books to capture their imagination.  If they are only interested in football ,then use football books and magazines!
  5. Ask them questions about what you are reading, to help develop  concentration, memory and language.
  6. Pick a story with a happy ending, helping your child feel secure.
  7. Don’t worry about sounding silly. The more funny voices you use, the more your (and you) child will enjoy it.
  8. Allow your child to hold the book and turn the pages as you read.




During Summer term, our main maths learning consists of the following ‘Little Big Maths’ progress drives:

  • Recognise when there are “lots” or “a few”.
  • Understand ‘just right’ in a range of situations.
  • When comparing amounts, recognise when there is “more than” or “less than” and identify the “most” or “least”.
  • Say numbers in order – 1,2,3, 4, 5
  • Awareness of / show an interest in numbers, including those in the environment (on buses, houses, remote controls…)
  • Know when there is a need to count.
  • Know that the last number is the total when they count.
  • Pick out one object at a time from a pile and name it, e.g. ‘horse, duck, sheep, sheep.’
  • Know ‘My hand has five fingers’, without the need to count.

Discussing these concepts at home or when out and about when the opportunity arises will support your child’s learning and development.  Your child’s keyworker will appreciate you sharing any knowledge of their achievements.


Other activities are provided in nursery to ensure individual needs of all children are met.  If you would like any further information on this or have any questions about how to support your child further, please speak to your child’s keyworker.


Nursery Sum 2

Has your child had a pre-school eye test?


what is the Pre-school eye test

Pre-school eye test

Contact Us

Lakeside Community Primary School
London Road
DE24 8UY
Telephone: 01332 571485


If you would like a paper copy of the information on our website please contact the school office.