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Ryton Infant and Junior School Federation

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Our Nursery




Welcome to our Nursery page.


We cater for children from 2 years old up to Pre-school children (4 years old). We are the very beginning of the Ryton Federation education journey. We work very closely with the staff and children in the Infant and Junior building to support transition for later years but to also to provide a vast range of experiences from a young age. 


We have a dedicated team of staff who pride themselves on following the same aim of supporting each child's development to reach the best outcomes. We challenge each child to extend their learning and development by building on what they know and can do. We encourage and teach children how to be independent and creative, critical thinkers. We help them to develop a love of learning. Teachers and experienced Teaching Assistants work closely with the children to enhance learning experiences in all areas of the curriculum and provision we offer. Whilst the the team work with and care for all children, each child has a key person for small group time. We work in partnership with parents/carers and external agencies in order to provide the best possible start for each and every child in our care. 


"Adults observe children carefully and build upon their interests. Activities and resources are chosen carefully to capture children’s interest and enthusiasm." 


"All adults are adept at talking with and questioning children, which develops children’s understanding and their confidence in speaking and listening. Adults observe children carefully and build on their interests. They carefully support children’s learning through prompts and they work alongside children during imaginative and creative play sessions." 

Ofsted 2017


We provide all children with opportunities for free flow play and exploration. This means the children can choose to be indoors or outdoors across the school day. We were very lucky to secure a lottery grant to develop our outdoor area which was tailored to support all areas of the development matters framework. In addition to our fabulous outdoor area we are lucky to have access to to our on-site forest area, hens to look after and hill area to explore. The children are given the opportunity to take part in a plan, do, review session in the natural environment. This allows the children to explore and develop their knowledge of the natural world through the use of all their senses. Within our forest school sessions we encourage the children to be as independent as possible; from dressing themselves appropriately to taking charge of their own and their friends safety.


"Teachers have developed a highly stimulating and exceptionally well resourced woodland area a short distance from school where children are inquisitive and curious and show excellent levels of concentration."


"Safeguarding practices in the early years are highly effective. Children are taught how to manage risks from an early age, including in the woodland area."

Ofsted 2017

Choosing Childcare to suit your needs.

Finding childcare to suit your family needs is often challenging and expensive. At Ryton Federation Nursery we have listened to parents and have adapted our curriculum and childcare services to be flexible enough to suit the needs of most families.


Here at Ryton Infant and Junior Federation we offer a range of Nursery patterns


For our 3/4 year old children we offer: 

  • 32.5 hours (8:45am -3:15 pm)
  • 30 hours in School 
  • 30 hours split between ourselves and another childcare provider 
  • 15 hours which could be
    Morning sessions 8:45am-11:45am 
     Afternoon session 12:15pm - 3:15pm

2 and a half days (Monday and Tuesday all day and Wednesday AM or Wednesday PM  and Thursday and Friday all day) 

Top up sessions can be bought for the 3/4 year old children which cost £15 per half day session. 


For our 2 year old children we offer: 

Morning sessions - 8:45am-11:45am 

Afternoon session - 12:15pm - 3:15pm 

These sessions can either be funded or paid at £18 per half day session. 

Please phone our office on (0191) 413 2776 to find out more information.


Please Return Nursery application forms to

Please follow the links to the class pages so your child can see their new friends and their new learning environment in action. 

Your new learning environment