Trafalgar Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 9AS

01206 573519

Lexden Primary School

Community, Courage, Curiosity and Commitment

Welcome to our Nursery

In our Nursery, we aim to develop and expand on all the good work you have done with your child during the pre-school years.

In the Foundation Stage our teaching builds on what your child has already learned from their daily experiences with you as parents and as a family.

Our Nursery teacher and staff are committed and enthusiastic, and has the knowledge, skills and experience to help each child achieve.


Nursery Curriculum

Nursery education forms the first part of the Foundation Stage, and the curriculum is organised into seven areas of learning:

  • Communication and language
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design


Children learn through first-hand experience, play-based and teacher-led activities. They are encouraged to take part in enjoyable learning activities in the classroom and outdoors in the enclosed Nursery Garden, where the outdoor environment challenges and inspires children. We encourage sustained concentration, interest and independent learning.

Nursery children are involved in the social life of the school, helping them experience a very successful transition to our reception class in the mainstream school