Our Nursery

Appleton Nursery

We operate from three rooms. Children are welcomed into the nursery into Ladybirds, at the age of two, progressing into the Butterflies as their social skills develop. Our pre-school is Busy Bumble Bees.


The Early Years Foundation Stage, updated September 2014 (EYFS) is an integrated approach to care and education for children from birth to end of the Foundation Stage (0-5). Appleton Day Nursery aims to implement the EYFS requirements to ensure a consistent approach to care, learning and development for all the children in the setting. The EYFS principles that guide and underpin the work of the staff are grouped into

Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.

Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers.

Children develop and learn in different ways. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.