Meadgate Nursery is registered with OFSTED and at our last inspection in November 2017 we were classified as “good”.in all areas.

We plan to provide the children who attend, opportunities that will support and promote their overall development in a safe, stimulating and caring environment. This environment is created by fully qualified and experienced staff.

We take care to provide activities, which use equipment appropriate to the age and stage of development of the children attending Meadgate Nursery, which will stimulate their interest and encourage investigation as well as enabling the children to practice existing skills. These activities will also build on those skills to acquire new ones.

We are fully aware of reflecting all members of society not just those who attend our setting, but also the local community and society in general in a positive way. We ensure that activities, equipment and displays provide a balanced view and also allow children to show their own individual creativity.

All children will experience a planned programme of activities and experiences tailored to their individual needs and stage of development. Children will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through seven areas of learning and development.

The following is a break down of the 7 areas of learning:

Prime Areas

Personal Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

Children will be encouraged to build friendships with other children and adults who will enable them to practice skills of sharing, caring, helping, working together, solving problems and taking responsibility for the environment and themselves.

Making Relationships
Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness
Managing Feelings and Behaviour

Physical Development

Children will be given opportunities to develop, practice and master skills to develop gross motor skills such as balance, movement, running, jumping and climbing etc. They will be supervised at all times to ensure their safety while encouraging them to test their own abilities. Children will have opportunities to handle and use a variety of tools to promote fine motor skills. Children are encouraged to wash their hands before snack and after using the toilet and to enjoy periods of rest and exercise.

Moving and Handling

Health and Self Care

Communication and Language

Children will be given many opportunities to talk about their experiences and to listen to others. They will be encouraged to express their own ideas in ways that will be understood. They will hear rhymes, stories, poems, and songs and when confident will join in with them.

Listening and Attention



Specific Areas


Books will always be readily available to children for them to access, listen to, read and to recognise how printed words and pictures can convey meaning. We will also provide puppets and stories to enable the children to recall of story or make up their own if they wish. Materials for mark making will be available and children will be helped to understand the purpose of writing.




Children will have the opportunities provided by many activities to match, sort, sequence, count and order everyday objects which form the basis of understanding mathematics. Through this knowledge they will be able to begin to solve problems. They will hear mathematical language and will begin to learn to identify objects by size, shape and number etc. Simple rhymes and counting songs will also help them to learn number sequence.


Shape, Space and Measure

Understanding the World

Children will be offered the chance to explore and experiment with natural and manmade materials, they will develop the skills to be able to talk about past and present events in their lives and learn the skills to compare similarities and difference between themselves and others.

People and Communities

The World


Expressive Arts and Design

Activities for creative play will always be available. These may include paint, crayons, pens, pencils, gluing, collage, model making with materials that are natural and man made. Children will be provided with opportunities to listen to, make and dance to music. They will have opportunities for imaginative play, individually and with others.

Exploring and Using Media and Materials

Being Imaginative


Our aim is to nurture and educate in a stimulating environment where children are valued and cared for as individuals, whilst being supported and encouraged to develop their potential.

9:00AM to 12 Noon - Morning Session
12 Noon to 3PM - Afternoon Session
 9:00AM to 3PM - All Day Session

Contact Us




01245 255532


Mascalls Way

Great Baddow