Nursery

Welcome Back !

Welcome to the start of the school year.  It has been really lovely to welcome your children back to nursery, as well as meeting some of our new friends. We are all looking forward to a fabulous term of learning!

Nursery Team
Mr Byrne – Nursery teacher
Ms Habiba – Nursery nurse

What we will be learning this term

This term, we will be talking about ourselves and our families and we will be reading the books: Owl Babies, Monkey Puzzle and So Much.
In nursery, we learn how to manage our feelings and our behaviour and we practice talking and listening to others. Through our exciting topics, your child will have opportunities to explore painting, cooking and 3D model making, as well as learning about letters and numbers.
In October, our new topic will be Fairy Tales. We will be reading and exploring The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and many more!
After October half-term, our topic will be Celebrations and Festivals where we will learn about birthdays and other celebrations through role-play and exciting games.

Latest Nursery News

Nursery Staff

  • Cal Byrne
    Cal Byrne
    Nursery Teacher
  • Habiba Tayabali
    Habiba Tayabali
    Nursery Nurse

Upcoming Nursery Events

There are no upcoming events.

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Illustration of Girl Skipping
Cal Byrne
Nursery Teacher

Cal Byrne – Nursery Teacher

Additional Responsibilities:
• Art and Design Lead
• Computing Lead
Hello, my name is Mr Byrne and I am the nursery teacher at Grinling Gibbons Primary School. I have been teaching here since 2015 and I love coming to school each day to see all our wonderful children and families.
I am very passionate about art and encouraging children to draw and paint! I also love computing, coding, Rubik’s Cubes and all things technological!

Habiba Tayabali
Nursery Nurse

Habiba Tayabali – Nursery Nurse

Hello. I have been working in an early years setting since the year 2000. I love looking at the world from a child’s view point: it’s simple, magical and exciting!
I believe that the best way to facilitate children’s development is by providing a safe, secure and happy environment, and also to provide opportunities for them to interact, explore and practise their skills. This is something we strive to do here at Grinling Gibbons.
I love most things beginning with ‘c’ – namely conservation, creativity, cooking, cleaning, cookies and cakes! 😊