Welcome to Jump Nursery!

Here at Jump Nursery we are "fantastic fledglings!"

We are an "outstanding" Nursery- Ofsted 2013

Click here to read the Ofsted report. 

The children in Nursery are taught by the Nursery Teacher Mrs Hartley and CSA Mrs Taylor. 

Mrs Hartley
Mrs Hartley

Mrs Taylor
Mrs Taylor

Applying For a Place For Your Child at Our Nursery

We have Nursery places available now and for January/April 2018.

Your child is eligible for a place at our Nursery from the term following their third birthday. You can apply for a place at our Nursery following their second birthday.

Click on the links below for the application forms (you will need to complete all of these.)

Parent Letter

Application form for School

Application form for the Council Page 1

Application form for the Council Page 2 

We welcome prospective parents/carers and children to come and visit our Nursery (and the whole school if you would like to). Please contact us on 01226 743041 to arrange a visit.

During your visit the Nursery team will happily answer any questions you may have. It will provide an opportunity for you to find out more about; the provision, the structure of a Nursery session and the activities your child will take part in whilst attending our Nursery.

What takes place during a Nursery session?

We believe that outdoor learning is just as important as learning that takes place in the Nursery. For the majority of the session your child can choose whether to play and learn indoors or outdoors.

Take a look at photos of our provision below.

(Click on the photos below to enlarge).

During the session there are two group times that cover Maths, Phonics or have a Thematic focus. There are adult focused activities throughout the session and lots of opportunity for free play.

Click here to see our long term planning.

We are always busy having fun at Jump Nursery!

Look at some of the exciting things we do including,  our "Welly Walk Wednesdays", educational visits, Parent events, visitors in Nursery and school events.

Our educational visit to Cleethorpes

Our educational visit to Sundown Adventure  Land

Our Julia Donaldson themed parent event

A visitor from Tesco brought us Harvest foods to taste-yum!

Our Nativity- "The Tiptoe Nativity"

Our visit to Jump Park

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Our "welly walk Wednesdays"

Ready, Steady, Play!- transition from home to Nursery


We believe that as Nursery is the first step in your child’s school education it is important for them to feel happy and settled as soon as possible. Our outstanding practice here at Jump Nursery as well as the Ready, Steady, Play! sessions prepares your child for the start of Nursery life.  

Ready, Steady Play! is a 4 week programme of transition from home to our Nursery. The sessions are 1 hour per week. Parents/carers stay and play with their children.

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Ease transition into Nursery through enabling your child to familiarise themselves with their new friends, Nursery staff and Nursery provision
  • Develop partnership working with parents/carers.
  • Enable parents/carers to see how their child can learn and develop through play based activities
  • Raise awareness of age-related expectations
  • Improve attainment on entry and beyond
  • Enable parents/carers to ask the Nursery staff any questions they may have.


Each week is carefully planned to enable parents/carers to work in partnership with their child and appreciate the outcome. The sessions focus on a creative aspect of learning.

Sessions include:

  • Puppet Making.

  • Messy Play. 

  • Play dough making and Disco dough.

  • Junk modeling

Each session begins with an introduction to the activity and the learning potential, creative activity, snack and story or rhyme to finish.

A book is  kept each week for children where photographs and comments can be included. These can be used by parents/carers to enable conversations with their child about Nursery at home.

Parents/carers who have attended the sessions previously have found that these books have kept the excitement and desire to return to Nursery to play alive and children were eager to return the next week.

 They are also a keepsake of the beginning of your child's school career.

Each week parents/carers are given a resource pack to take home, which includes resources and ideas to continue the activity at home.

See below for testimonials from parents/carers who have attended Ready, Steady, Play! sessions.

Letters to Parents/Carers

What playing and learning has been happening in Nursery recently?


During Autumn term 1 new friends will be joining our Nursery.

Our topic is Nursery Rhymes/Autumn.

We will be going on an Autumn walk to Jump Park.

Mrs Gill from Tesco is visiting and bringing harvest foods to taste.

We will be having a Harvest Festival celebration in the school hall.

The colour corner is red this half-term. Your child can bring in something from home to talk about with their friends at group time. (For example, a lego brick, a hair clip). Their item will then be displayed in the colour corner. Please do not send anything valuable/precious to you/your child as we cannot guarantee it will be returned. 


Week 2 was "road safety" week. The children practiced crossing the road safely. We watched a video about the importance of using "stop, look and listen".

The children moved in different ways to music with Scott in the school hall. They moved like a variety of animals. This was great for their physical development and listening skills development. 

On Wednesday 20th September we had a "spur of the moment" line dancing session! We follow the children's interests here at Jump Nursery and this is what the children chose to do. This was fantastic Expressive Arts development. Yeeeee Haaaaaa!

Click on the images below to enlarge them. 

On Friday of week 4 there was a Macmillan coffee afternoon in school. The children donated a pound to the charity and decorated a picture of a gingerbread man. Well done to our competition winners!

During week 4 we did lots of  activities in Nursery/at home. 

During week 6 we did lots of activities.

We went on an Autumn walk to Jump Park. See above on this page for the photos. We looked for Autumn leaves, berries and conkers and also played on the play equipment in the park. These activities developed our understanding of the world, personal, social and emotional and physical skills. 

See the slideshow below for photos of our learning/activities that have taken place during week 6. 

  • Colour mixing
  • Autumn investigation including counting and writing numbers
  • A visit from some of the football players from Barnsley FC. 

During week 7, Mrs Gill who works at Hoyland Tesco came into Nursery to see us. We tasted Harvest foods and found out where some foods grow/come from. We made our muesli to have for breakfast. (See above for photos).

During week 8, we did lots of bonfire night themed activities. We made flapjack, ate jacket potatoes and drank hot chocolate whilst we sang songs around a "bonfire". We watched videos of fireworks too. 

During Autumn half-term 2 our topic will be "Celebrations". There will be lots happening!

Mrs Gill will be visiting from Tesco again to make Christingles and gingerbread men with the children. (Please inform Mrs Hartley or Mrs Taylor if your child has any allergies we should be aware of). 

There will be a "Trolls" themed anti-bullying day.

There will be a "Children in Need" themed day.

We will be visiting Sundown Adventureland.

There will be a Nativity performance.

There will be a Christmas party in Nursery. 


Please see the newsletter and events information above for more details. 

The colour corner is silver this half-term. Your child can bring in something from home to talk about with their friends at group time. (For example, a lego brick, a hair clip). Their item will then be displayed in the colour corner. Please do not send anything valuable/precious to you/your child as we cannot guarantee it will be returned.