Catchgate Primary School

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Welcome to Nursery 

In Nursery we love to learn outside which is where we spend most of our time, exploring our school grounds and local community. Don't forget to dress for the weather and bring lots of spares in a bag. We use lots of resources from the world around us to develop our understanding of lots of different concepts, we love singing songs and reading stories too!

In Nursery there are lots of different adults who are here to help you and chat to your adults about any worries too! Please feel free to contact us at the bottom of this page or at drop off or pick up time. Mrs Laws is  our Teacher, Mrs Dixon, Miss Hocking and Mrs Foster are our Teaching Assistants and we also have Mrs Nann and Miss Robertson who work with us in Nursery on an afternoon too.

See you soon!

The Nursery Team smiley

Meet the staff

Hi! I am Mrs Laws, I am our EYFS Lead and Nursery Teacher. I have taught in lots of different classes but mainly in early years which is my favourite area of school to teach in! In my spare time I love spending time outdoors with my family, walking my dog Bella and eating lots of cake!


Hello, my name is Mrs Dixon. I am very excited to start working in nursery because I haven't worked in nursery for a long time. I love Disney and used to work in the Disney shop. In my spare time I like playing pool and go on lots of competitions with my son Kai.


Hi! I am Miss Hocking. I love working in nursery and setting up messy play activities. I enjoy going to the gym and going out for walks with my dog Cooper. I enjoy spending holidays in the Lake District exploring mountains and waterfalls but I don't like crossing rivers! 


Hello, I am Mrs Nann. I usually work in the 2 Year room but will be joining you in nursery on an afternoon, reading stories are my favourite- I can wait to help put on shows using the puppets! I have a dog called Bella who I love taking for long walks and climbing mountains with- in all weathers! I love to dance and will often help put on shows when we're playing outside!

                                                      Hi! I am Miss Robertson. I am currently completing my apprenticeship at Catchgate. I enjoy reading stories and singing nursery rhymes with the children. In my spare time I  spend time with my friends and going out for food. I am very busy in my spare time because I also work for Blueline. 


Rights Respecting Schools in the Spring term!

Our school has a continued commitment to helping children learn about and understand their rights. Here are the individual rights we will be exploring across the school linking to our weekly themes. Please ask your children about these articles and speak with them about how they impact them at home too.

Whole School Theme

Article of the Week

Staying Healthy - Keeping Fit

Article 25 – review of the treatment of care

Staying Healthy - Eating Well

Article 24 – health and health services

Chinese New Year 

Article 13 – freedom of expression

Keepping Safe Online

Article 17 - access to media and information

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Article 39 - recovery from trauma

Friends and Family - Valentine's Day

Article 5 - parental guidance and a child's evolving capabilities.

Educate and Celebrate

Article 2 - non discrimination

Looking after the environment

Article 8 - preservation of identity

British Science Week

Article 3 - best interests of the child

International Day of Forests

Article 6 - life, survival and development


Article 14 - freedom of thought, belief and religion



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