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!
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 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!
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!
For any enquiries about joining our setting, please call the school office on 01757 705591
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