Nursery 2019-2020

Welcome to Nursery! 



We're the Little Sparkles!


We have a lot to learn in Nursery and love to create our own learning opportunities through exploration and play!



Meet our team


 Miss Bryony Chapman - Class Teacher


Miss Chapman has been the Nursery teacher at Barwic for the last 3 years. She trained to be a teacher in London but the pull of Yorkshire was far too strong and she bounced straight back. Miss Chapman lives with her family on an ex-farm near York, which is home to chickens, ducks and two cats, Pixie and Ziggy. She loves all things creative, musical and natural and spends her free time making pots, listening to music (the funkier the better) and going for walks. Miss Chapman also loves a bargain! Any trip to a new city or town is not complete without a trip to every charity shop on the high street, she never leaves empty handed. A lover of all things zen, Miss Chapman would love to be able to save up for a traditional Thai yoga retreat one day.


Miss Lucie Birdsall - Advanced Teaching Assistant                                                                                                                            Miss Birdsall has been a teaching assistant at Barwic Parade for four years, in Reception and now in Nursery. She is currently studying for a degree in Children's Learning and Development in York as well. Her favourite things to do include going to the beach and cooking. She's recently started running but can't run very far yet! She loves going for walks and bike rides with her family too. Miss Birdsall's favourite book is 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' and she loves all of the Narnia stories. She read them when she was younger and as an adult too!


Mrs Amy Kelly- PPA cover teacher

Mrs Kelly has taught in different schools in North and East Yorkshire, she started teaching at Barwic Parade in March 2019. Mrs Kelly works in different classes all across the school and joins us in nursery on Wednesday mornings. Mrs Kelly lives locally with her husband and two young daughters. Together love anything and everything to do with arts and crafts, they also enjoy the great outdoors especially, Dalby Forest which they visit regularly. Mrs Kelly loves everything Disney and her favourite films are Aladdin and The Lion King. Mrs Kelly has a real passion for reading her favourite author is Dan Brown although, she has recently read The Wizard of Once trilogy by Cressida Cowell which she thoroughly enjoyed and cannot wait for the fourth book to be released in September!

We have lots of fun in Nursery, learning in our beautiful environment, filled with awe, wonder and opportunities to explore. The children have over an hour of protected child-led learning time, with access to both indoors and out, when our children can be curious and become wholly engrossed in their learning experiences. Adults are always on hand to support and elevate the learning within the children's play. 


There is always a member of our team available to answer any queries, no question is a silly question!


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