Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Early Years (Nursery and Reception)

At Marden Lodge, in Nursery and Reception from 2 to 5 years, we offer a diverse, engaging curriculum which challenges and inspires children to be motivated learners. Our curriculum is unique to our school and reflects the children’s interests in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Our teaching and learning is responsive to the awe and wonder of the world around us and promotes the development of the whole child: mentally; emotionally; physically; academically and socially. We encourage the children to be independent, motivated and resilient enabling them to explore and take risks within a secure environment. Our children are able to free-flow between their classroom indoors and the outdoor area – come rain or shine! This open plan approach allows the children to explore their own interests at their own pace and is enhanced through circle times and adult-led teaching opportunities. 


We aim for the children to achieve a ‘Good Level of Development’ at the end of their time in Reception, which at least matches National figures. We pride ourselves in getting the children ready for KS1 – with a love of learning, independence and resilience. 


Meet the Team

Miss K Bullman

Nursery Class Teacher / Early Years Leader

Miss N Drury

Reception Class Teacher / Early Years Leader

Miss R Draper

Nursery Practitioner

Mrs J Clapp

Nursery Practitioner

Mrs C Johnson

Nursery Practitioner

Miss E Wilkins Nursery Practioner

Mrs M Apostolova

Reception Learning Support Assistant


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