Welcome to Nursery!
Miss L Wilcock

Class Teacher

Mrs S Bates

Teaching Assistant/ Speech & Language Support

Mrs S Hamam

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to our Nursery class page!
Our Teacher is Miss Wilcock and Mrs Hamam and Mrs Bates are our Teaching Assistants.
We are really looking forward to the year ahead and can't wait to have lots of fun together and make special memories. 
"Play is the work of the child" - Maria Montessori
Our Learning Environment
Playing and exploring underpins our Nursery provision. We provide our children with a balance of child-initiated and adult-led learning opportunities. Our children have opportunities to initiate and share their own learning with or alongside other children and adults and engage with adult-led activities to support and further their learning experiences. This is supported by our carefully sequenced Nursery curriculum that we adapt to suit our children's needs and interests. We have a lovely outdoor environment that the children can explore in their puddle suits and wellies whatever the weather!
Our nurturing environment and support from our experienced staff ensures your child feels happy, safe and confident in our Nursery to explore the learning environment and enable purposeful learning opportunities. To enhance our children's life experiences, the children will complete our Latchford Learning Bucket List during their time with us in both Nursery and Reception. 
Summer 2 - Near and Far 
Our focus this half term in Nursery is 'Near and Far'. We have started to explore the book 'The Train Ride' ahead of our trip to the park travelling by train.
Nursery Curriculum Documents 
Parents as Partners

Here at Latchford St James, we believe in having a good partnership with our parents and carers. Together we can shape your child's future and help them to become happy, resilient and lifelong learners. 

You can help your child by:

  • Sharing and enjoying books and stories with your child
  • Encouraging your child to write for different purposes, for example shopping lists and birthday cards
  • Provide opportunities for counting and looking out for numbers when out and about
  • Encouraging your child to be independent when eating their lunch, getting dressed and to look after their own belongings
Nursery Application Form
Please find our Nursery application form below. To apply for a Nursery place, please fill in the application form and return to the school office or via email Your completed application form will be passed onto our Nursery Teacher, Miss Wilcock, who will be in touch as soon as possible. 


Parents may be eligible for 30 hours free childcare in Nursery. This means that your child could attend nursery, fully funded, from 8.45am till 3.20pm, Monday to Friday.

To check if you are eligible, please visit the Childcare Choices website at

If you need any further information about our Nursery  or 30 Hour Funding, please contact our School Office on 01925 634967 or email