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We would like to give you a huge welcome to Batley Parish J, I and N C of E School. We are delighted that you have chosen Batley Parish Nursery for your child. We cannot wait for them to start with us in September.  Usually at this point we would be able to invite you to a parent’s meeting in the school where you would have the opportunity to meet your child's teacher and look around the classroom. Sadly due to COVID we are not able to offer this to you at the moment. However, we are planning a series of virtual Zoom meetings which will be informative and give you the opportunity to find out about your child's Nursery Year. In the meantime, we will keep you well informed and share lots of information on these pages. You can also look at our Nursery Twitter page (@ParishBatley) or you can find the link for this on the school home page.

A Message From Your Headteacher

Under normal circumstances starting nursery is an anxious time for all families. We understand this can often be the first time that some families have left their children. At Batley Parish, we have developed excellent systems to ensure that this important transition is as smooth as possible for children and parents. However, 2021 has been anything but normal! We will be inviting you to a virtual welcome meeting on Wednesday 7th July at 6.30pm, details of which can be found below. You will also be given a chance to come for a meeting in September. At this meeting you and your child will be able to meet the staff, have a look at our wonderful classroom environment and also ask any questions you may have.

The Virtual Welcome Meeting

We would like to invite you all to a virtual welcome meeting. This will be a Zoom meeting on Wednesday 7th July at 6.30pm. We will shorty be sending you all a letter with details of how to log into this meeting with an  ID Meeting code and a password. This meeting is for parents and carers to attend and will provide you with lots of information about your child starting school. We hope that it will be an informative session and we hope that you can all attend. 

Here is the link to the meeting:


Welcome Information

You will find lots of useful and important documents on this page that we would normally be sharing with you in person. However, please take the time to browse through the information provided. We have tried to provide all the information that you will need to help prepare your child for starting nursery. Below you will find a copy of our School Welcome booklet that contains all of the relevant information that you need. We have also provided a copy of our Welcome meeting document which we normally share with you at the meeting. If you have any questions or queries relating to this information please contact the school office on 01924 326361 and we will be more than happy to help you. 

Meet The Nursery Team

In Nursery there are two class teachers. Mrs Aka teaches Monday - Wednesday and Miss Chothia teaches Thursday and Friday. 

We are very lucky to have two amazing early years practitioners working in Nursery too. 

Miss Dack and Mrs Lunat have worked in Nursery for a number of years and they are fantastic at what they do. 

Our Nursery Team

Mrs Aka

Hello, my name is Mrs Aka.

I have been a teacher at Batley Parish for nine years. Early Years is my passion and I am so proud to work with such a fantastic team. We pride ourselves on exciting provision areas to enable children to learn through play. I am a huge fan of outdoor learning so you will often find me in our super outdoor area!

I have two children of my own and so please believe me when I say, I know how worrying it can be to choose a new setting for your children. I can promise you, your children will receive a fantastic start with us with the most caring team!

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Miss Dack

Hello, my name is Miss Dack.

I have worked in Nursery for 7 years. You will often find me in the mud kitchen making mud boggles (muddy faces), mud pies and enjoying being outdoors. 

I have a little girl and work in Nursery Monday-Wednesday. Don't forget to say hi when you see me! 

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Miss Chothia

Information coming soon. 

Mrs Lunat

Information coming soon. 

How can I prepare my child for Nursery?

Please find attached our '10 things to do before you start nursery' table below. Some of these ideas have been taken from the '50 Things to do Before 5!" App.

10 things to do

Look at some of our amazing areas in Nursery - We can't wait to show you everything when you come for your visit!

What kind of things will my child do in Nursery?

Once your child is settled in Nursery they will have a daily phonics lesson, writing and maths focus each week and at least one story and song time each session. The rest of your child's learning will be through carefully planned and targetted play to ensure all children make the best progress!

Please see below some pictures of some of our children learning through play!

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