Duckling Class

Welcome to the Nursery Class Page

We are the Duckling Class! 



Mrs Buddle - Nursery Teacher Louise buddle
Mrs Vaughan - Support Staff  Mrs D Vaughan
Mrs Willson - Support Staff

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Miss Willson - Support Staff Claire
Mrs Nair - Support Staff Thumbnail remya nair


The nursery offers both 15 hours and 30 hours per week during term times, depending on individual funding. These are provided in either a morning, an afternoon or all-day sessions. The Nursery offers an early drop for a £1 Charge. Extra sessions can be offered depending on Nursery availability. These sessions will have an extra charge of £15 for 3 hours. We do not accept children under 3 years of age.

  • AM: Monday to Friday 09:00 to 12:00
  • PM: Monday to Friday 12:00 to 15:00
  • All-day: Monday to Friday 09:00 to 15:00

Please see our Nursery Admissions policy below. Please note that Shatterlocks Nursery is open term time only in line with Shatterlocks Infant School and will be closed for bank holidays and up to 5 inset days (staff training days) per year.


Our topics this year are:

  • Term 1: Marvellous Me
  • Term 2: Colour and Materials
  • Term 3: People who help us
  • Term 4: All Creatures Great and small
  • Term 5: Gardens and Growing
  • Term 6: Our Wonderful World

Duckling Class 2023- 2024

Children in Need Stay and Play!

Thank you to all the Parents who attended our fun-filled Stay and Play Session in aid of Children in Need! We are very grateful for all of your donations and hope you had a lovely time being creative and having fun with your children.

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Term 1

Marvellous Me!

Week 4 - My House and Home 

Week 3 - Me and My Family 

Week 1 & 2 - Getting to know you!

We have had a busy first full week at nursery! This week we have spent some time getting to know our teachers and making lots of new friends! We have thoroughly enjoyed playing with the toys in our nursery and getting to enjoy our brilliant outside area too! Please speak to any staff member if you need any support or guidance with starting Nursery. 

Term 2

Colour and Materials 

This term we will be...

 busy exploring colours through lots of activities.  We will be mixing colours and sorting objects by colour. 

We will read lots of colour books including Elmer, The mixed up chameleon and Anna's multi - coloured glasses.

We are also looking forward to celebrating Christmas!

Term 3

People who help us 

This term we will be ...

Finding out all about people in our community who help us in different ways!

Including police officers, fire fighters, doctors and nurses, bin refuse collectors and builders. 

We will be exploring mark making in different ways and be extending our knowledge of counting to 10 and using 2D shapes to create shapes.  

Term 4 

All creatures Great and Small

This term we will be...

Learning about all different animals starting with dinosaurs, we will be finding out about jungle and zoo animals and sharing lots of stories including Monkey Puzzle and Dear Zoo. 

We will then be 'down on the farm' singing 'Old Mcdonald had a farm' and exploring all the animals.

During Science week it will be minibeast week where will be hunting for bugs and watching our caterpillars turn to butterflies! We we also be finding out about our pets at home.

We look forward to celebrating Easter and our Easter Bonnet parade! 

Term 5 

Gardens and Growing

This term we will be...

Learning all about the garden through lots of different stories including Handa's Suprise, Oliver's vegtables and Titch. 

We will be singing 'Mary mary quite contrary'.

We will be meausring ourselves and talking about how we grow and change.

We will also have lots of oppotunities to be outside and begin planting seeds and bulbs in our garden.  

We look forward to watching our plants grow this term!