Introducing the School

Happy beginnings for bright futures

We are registered with OFSTED to provide children aged from 1 to 5 years old, a safe, encouraging, friendly and caring environment to learn and develop.
We are registered to take up to 45 children.

Our caring and enthusiastic team work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop. We strive to maintain a happy and secure environment for your child, caring for their individual needs and development.

1-2 years – adult to child ratio 1:3

2-3 years – adult to child ratio 1:4

Pre-school (3-5 years) – adult to child ratio 1:8

Toddington Nursery School follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

The EYFS is designed to help early years practitioners to provide appropriate play experiences to enable your child to develop in all areas.
It enables staff to recognise your child’s strengths and areas they need more support to develop new skills.
It ensures a consistent approach to care and learning from birth to the end of the Foundation Stage and has a play based approach.

Children should mostly develop the three prime areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage first. These are:

Communication and language
Physical development
Personal, social and emotional development

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.
As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in four specific areas. These are:

Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design

Our school operates a Key Worker System.

This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom they are particularly responsible.  Your child’s key person will be the person who works with you to make sure that what we provide is right for your child’s particular needs and interests.

Every child at Toddington Nursery School has their own Learning Journey.

These are full of your children’s pictures and artwork, and photos of your child enjoying their time at our setting. They are a great way to keep a record of your child’s learning and progress and celebrate their achievements. These are followed on through out the nursery and are available for you to look at, at any time.

Each child in our Little Explorers room has a Commination Dairy when they start the setting.

These give parents information about their child’s day, including important facts such as what they have eaten, when they have slept and what they have done throughout the day. There is also a space for parents/carers to write comments about what your child has done/achieved at home.

In Pre-School there is a board in the cloakroom that outlines our day.


OFSTED Registered

For up to 45 children aged from 1 to 5 years old


Communication Diaries

Important information about your child’s meals, rest and achievements in the day


Following the Early Years Foundation Stage enabling children to develop


Learning Journeys

Recording your child’s learning, progress and celebrating their achievements

Key Worker

A key person working with you and your child to provide the best start


Highly Trained Staff

With Level 3 qualifications in early years and childcare and fully DBS checked