At Aspiring Foundations Federated Nursery Schools we aspire to serve our communities by providing happy, secure and caring environments where all are valued and respected. We believe in the uniqueness of the individual and recognise the diversity and range of contributions that each can make.


AFFNS Initial Application Form Warrington Road Nursery School.docx

We endeavour to provide high quality care and education using a nurturing approach within a challenging, creative, stimulating and mutually supportive environment where children are offered extended opportunities for learning, and enabled to develop the skills they require for living.


We aim to:

  • Have confident, happy, independent learners who enjoy coming to school

  • Unlock every child's potential via our child centred, key person approach

  • Meet the needs of parents and children by building trusting relationships

  • Encourage children to  play and learn alongside their peers; to learn to care for themselves, and in time for others

  • To be a place where children and adults learn together – finding out about the world through visits, visitors and new experiences

  • To celebrate success

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Warrington Road is committed to the safety of children at all times. We will offer to support families with any concerns they may have any safeguarding issues are always discussed with the parent / carer first, unless the allegation relates to sexual abuse. We will also seek advice from the local authority where appropriate. The designated person for safeguarding is Amanda Brown and the deputy designated person is Maraide Hurst. Claire Lomax is the designated officer for safeguarding. We have a range of policies which support us in keeping children safe. These include:


Safeguarding and child protection E safety Whistleblowing Achieving positive behaviour Children’s rights and entitlements Confidentiality Allegations against adults Information sharing.


If you require paper copies of any of the safeguarding documents please contact the officer Manager Mandie Crank



We offer a flexible drop off and pick up for each session. This minimises the congestion in the entrance and corridor, and also allows you to time your journey so you can bring your child straight in rather than have to wait in the entrance.


Morning Session:


Drop off 9.00 - 9.15am

Pick up 11.45 - 12.00 noon.


Afternoon Session:


Drop off 12.45 - 1.00pm

Pick up 3.30 - 3.45pm


Full Day Session (30 Hours)

Drop off 9.00am - 9.15am

Pick Up 2.45pm - 3.00pm




The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework supports our children from birth to five. It guides us in offering children opportunities to learn through a wide range of fun, practical experiences were children can observe, explore, discover and communicate in both the indoor and outdoor learning environments.

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework has four key principles which underpin our approach at Ditton Nursery School:

A Unique Child: Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

Positive Relationships: Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.

Enabling Environments:  The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning.

Learning and Development: Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected.


Children are provided with a range of rich, meaningful first hand experiences, in which  they are active,   explore, and think creatively. We aim to develop and foster positive attitudes towards learning, confidence, communication and physical development. Our observations of children enable us to plan and  differentiate learning, as well as to enhance the continuous provision areas based on children’s current interests. The curriculum is delivered using a play-based approach. We plan a balance between children having time and space to engage in their own child-initiated activities and in adult led ones.  During play, practitioners interact with children to enhance / reinforce the activity; to support, extend, stretch and challenge children further. In planning and guiding children’s activities, we reflect as practitioners on the different ways that children learn and build these in our practice. We create a stimulating environment to encourage children to learn both indoors and outdoors.

Within the EYFS framework there are:

3 Prime areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Communication and Language

  • Physical Development

And 4 Specific areas:

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design


Please click on the links below to find out more about each area how we support learning within.


Understanding the World WRNS.pdf

Physical Development WRNS.pdf

Mathematical Development WRNS.pdf

Literacy WRNS.pdf

Expressive Arts and Design WRNS.pdf

Communication and Language WRNS.pdf

Personal, Social and Emotional Development WRNS.pdf


Mental Health Week Oct 18.pdf




We regard every child as an individual with his/her own strengths and weaknesses. All children are equally valued and have access to all areas of the curriculum. All children have abilities which can be promoted. We provide a wide variety of resources to help us to extend their ab​ilities at all levels.


If the nursery school believes that a child would benefit from special help this is discussed with the parents, so that appropriate action can be started. The school follows the Code of Practice on the identification and assessment of special educational needs.


Below is the link to the SEND Local Offer for Halton



The school aims to provide equality of opportunity for all children, whatever their ability, gender, ethnic group, religion or background.


We recognise the cultural diversity of our society. We introduce children to different cultures through stories, songs, pictures, dressing-up clothes and equipment. The children are taught some French and Spanish words and phrases. We aim to enable all children to respect and value other cultures, traditions and ways of life.