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Little Millers Pre-School Nursery

Welcome to the Little Millers Pre-School Nursery page!


Nursery Teacher: Bev Howland

Nursery Practitioner: Lauren Gardner

Nursery Assistant: Charlotte Seaman 

We are a high quality nursery provision for 3-4 year olds. On our webpage you will find lots of useful information about the nursery and images displaying the children's interests, great achievements in their learning and development.

30 Hour Free Childcare Entitlement

At Little Millers we accept children from the term of their third birthday. We offer 5 mornings or 5 afternoons a week or  or all day sessions using your entitlement of 15 hours free childcare a week. Furthermore, we provide a lunch club at the cost of £4 with a free lunch included, either a hot meal or packed lunch. Alternatively, you can purchase extra sessions as we offer full day care from 8:00am - 5.00pm. The prices for these sessions are detailed below and of course can take advantage of the 30hour free scheme offered by the government and highlighted above.
Your child is born between: They are eligible to start for free from:                                           
1st August and 31st December 2014 September 2017
1st January and 31st March 2015 January 2018
31st March 31st July 2015 April 2018

Little Millers Indoor Learning Environment

Little Millers Outdoor Learning Environment

Term 3- The Three Billy Goats Gruff. 


Also this term we have been learning to tell this story using Talk 4 Writing with actions and text mapping. Other activities linked to this story included retelling and talking about what is happening in the pictures in the story and sharing stones for bridge building between the goats in our maths challenge.

Talking about and retelling the story of The 3 Billy Goats Gruff

Number- Sharing into equal groups. Making sure the 2 Billy Goats Gruff have the same amount of stones to cross the river.

Forest School- Making Magic Wands out of willow, using our physical skills for whittling and wrapping wool.

Forest School- Construction with loose parts

Term 3- The Gruffalo.


This term we are learning the story The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. We have been role playing the events of the story with small world toys and masks. We have also made scrambled snakes and prickly Gruffalo models. Shortly, we will be making a text map with Talk 4 Writing actions and having a go at making our own.

We have been very keen to create our own ice cream shop with the play dough the children have been very creative and resourceful in making their ice cream cones and smoothies.

​​​​​​​At Forest School we have been revisiting some games that we have played before like 1,2,3, where are you? a hide and seek game and we have made toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate with our friends.

He has terrible tusks and terrible claws...he's a Gruffalo! The Gruffalo obstacle course.

Making our ice cream shop

Deconstructed Role play- What can we make? Where can we go today?

This term we have loved learning about Diwali the festival of light. We have learned to tell the story about Rama and Sita using shadow puppets. We really liked tasting some Indian Food, making divas and making Mehendi patterns. 

Term 2 Diwali

In week 2 at nursery we have been reading the story 'Rosie's Walk' by Pat Hutchins. We have been talking about the positional language from the story and we built a farm shop together. Next week we will be exploring a text map and actions for our story. Also, we will be investigating an egg talking and thinking box.

Forest School at Little Millers

Mask making

Forest School- making animal homes and making muddy puddles-team work!

Exploring different types of egg. We thought Rosie the hen had left us the egg!

Kite making on a windy day at nursery

Talk for Writing Retelling Rosie's Walk

Rosie's walk Obstacle course to learn positional language - It was quite challenging!

Christmas has come to the Nursery

Term 1 All about me, My family and Birthdays.

Over the last few weeks we have been talking about and listening to each other talking about themselves and their families. We will shortly be looking at photos of our family to share with our friends. This coming week we will be looking at birthdays and what we know about this celebration from having our own birthdays. We will also be exploring our Birthday Talk Box. 

These are the development matters learning points we will working hard on achieving:

· Begin to show and express own preferences and interests

· Begin to show understanding and cooperates with some boundaries and routines.

· Develop and extend our shoulder and elbow pivot.

· Begin to be independent in self-care, but still often needs support

· Use language as a powerful means of sharing feelings, thoughts and experiences.


Physical Development

Role Play - It's a birthday party!

Phonics - Instrumental sounds with songs.

Learning through play at nursery

Learning our colours through Makaton and going on a colour hunt.