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West Minster

Primary School

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West Minster

Primary School


West Minster EYFS

Our EYFS at West Minster consists of a Nursery (Buttecups) and 2 Form Reception unit (Periwinkle and Sweetpea). Each of our reception classrooms have approximately 25 children, and our nursery provides morning, afternoon and all day sessions, with spaces for up to 26 pupils in each.


Staff Members

Buttercups Nursery: Mrs K Bell 

Periwinkle: Mrs H Forster

Sweetpea: Miss S Carty 


Our Reception day runs parallel to the rest of the school, beginning at 8.30am, and ending at 3.15pm. The Nursery day is split into 3 sessions; the first is from 8.30am until 11.30am, and the second begins at 12 noon and ends at 3.00pm and the third is from 9.00am until 3.15pm.


Reception consists of 2 classes – Periwinkle and Sweetpea. Our timetable is the same Monday-Thursday, and on a Friday we have Music and PE.


A typical day in Early years includes:

  • Early Morning Activities and Register.
  • Little Wandle (Federation Phonics Programme)
  • Whole class input and Teacher Directed Activities (chosen by children).
  • Snack
  • Child Initiated (free flow between classes and outside)
  • Lunch
  • Guided Reading
  • Child Initiated (free flow between classes and outside).
  • Number input, story-time and home.


Our children are heavily involved in our planning, allowing them to take ownership and thus promote a love of learning. They are able to explore in any of our thriving classrooms during child initiated, and our outside area is open all year round.


Please click on the link below for more details about our amazing Nursery.

Feel free to request a visit to our wonderful EYFS unit. Contact our school office on 01795 662178.