Kentmere Academy

Kentmere Academy Nursery

At Kentmere Academy, our Nursery department prides itself on exceptional pastoral care and guidance. Our trained Nursery staff ensure a carefully monitored programme of activities that are focused around improving your child’s learning and development. The early years of a child’s life are crucial. At Kentmere Nursery we work hard to make every day special for our young children in preparation for the transition into the main school.

Kentmere Nursery staff monitor the progress of their children through the Early Years Foundation stages (EYFS).
As part of the Early Years Foundation Stage, we complete work within 7 areas of learning and development. These are divided into prime areas (Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language) and specific areas (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.)

With access to dedicated facilities both indoor and outdoors, staff create a learning bond that allows children to grow and develop safely, reassuring parents that their child is in a safe learning environment and will be academically confident as they transition into mainstream education.



Kentmere Academy Nursery is a full time Nursery service in the Rochdale borough that is available at a reduced cost of the mainstream Nursery and childcare services in the area. Our Nursery provision is managed by fully qualified teaching staff. This ensures that your children receive the best care and education for the early years. If you would like to learn more, please contact us.

Download our Nursery application form here.



This half term, our topic is ‘If you go Down to the Woods today…’ Within this topic we will be acting out the story of The Three Bears and going on a bear hunt.

We will be using our senses to describe different materials in each story. We will also be learning all about bears, what they look like, how they move and what they like to eat etc.

During forest school we will making dens and planting some flower seeds. In our spring den in the classroom we will be learning about how frogs grow.

We will be looking at the books,’ We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,’ and ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

You can view our curriculum overview by clicking here

You can view the various different topics that children in the Kentmere Academy Nursery will be studying by clicking on the links below:

Autumn term 2 curriculum plan.

Spring term 1 curriculum plan.

Spring Term 2 curriculum plan.

Summer Term 1 curriculum plan.

Summer Term 2 curriculum plan.



Below, you will find a selevtion of useful websites to improve learning:



Phonics Play



It is very important that you and your child work on their studying at home. This helps them to develop and improve. It would be really helpful if you would help your child practice these things at home:

- Counting a number of objects

- Counting forwards and backwards

- Recognising numbers

- Reading every night and reading bedtime stories together

- Recognising their name.



- The children in our class enjoy using our outdoor area and equipment so please be respectful and supervise children to ensure they are not using the equipment at the beginning and end of the school day.

- Please make sure your child has a coat (labelled with their name) in school every day as the weather can soon change. This needs to be a waterproof coat as we use the outdoor area in all weathers.

- Please ensure your child has a pair of wellies to be kept in school clearly labelled with their name as we use the outdoor area in all weathers.

- During the summer months can you please make sure your child is prepared for sunny weather - sun cream applied at home, bring a sunhat and sunglasses.

- Please can all parents make sure that their child’s name is written in all items of uniform and PE kit including shoes and pumps.

Northern Alliance
Sainsbury's School Games Gold Mark
Leading Parent Partnership Award
Rochdale REAL Trust
5 Star Hygiene Rating
Healthy School Award 2016
Eco school bronze award
School Council Award, Rochdale
Arts Council England Silver Award
SSAT Primary Network
Rights Respecting Logo
Diana Award
Rainbow Flag Skilled Teacher
Rights Respecting Silver Logo
E-Safety Award
ICT Mark Accredited
Reading Silver
NACE Member 2018-19