Bedlinog Community Primary School

Ysgol Gynradd Gymunedol Bedlinog


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Within our Nursery class, we support children to make their own play choices where practitioners join in with children’s play and observe their interests to extend learning. Children also take part in adult led activities to help develop specific skills, to provide new learning experiences and to inspire new interests. Our Nursery follow the Foundation Phase practices and is made up of seven areas of learning and development. These are all related to one another but divided into Specific Areas.


  • Personal, Social Wellbeing and Cultural Development

This area involves helping children to build their self-confidence and to develop a strong sense of themselves. Children are supported to develop their social skills, to form positive relationships and respect for others. Children’s emotional well-being is nurtured by helping them to understand and manage their own feelings and behaviour.


  • Language, Literacy and Communication (Literacy)

This area develops children’s confidence and skills in listening, understanding, speaking and communicating. This area also focuses on learning the skills needed for reading and writing. Through a range of contexts children explore rhymes, songs, sounds, stories and mark-making opportunities.


  • Physical Development

This area involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; developing their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices in relation to food.


  • Welsh Language Development

This area involves providing children with exposure to the Welsh language and an initial understanding of basic Welsh vocabulary.  


  • Mathematical Development (Numeracy)

This area supports children to develop their understanding of numbers, calculating, shape, space and measures.


  • Knowledge and Understanding Of The World

This area supports children to make sense of their physical world and their community. Children have opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.


  • Creative Development

 This area supports children in developing their creativity through exploring a range of materials and media to express themselves. Children are encouraged to explore and share their thinking, feelings and ideas in music, art, movement, role play and technology.  


Dressing and Clothing

We encourage children in Nursery to develop their self-help skills. To support children’s independence with toileting, dressing and undressing they should wear clothes and shoes they can easily pull on and off. Clothes should also be comfortable and practical. It is essential to make sure your child has the correct clothes and footwear to play outside in all weathers.


Nursery Checklist:

  • A set of spare clothes
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproof coat
  • Wellies (these can be left next to your child’s peg)
  • Sun hat and sun cream (during hot weather)


Please label all of your child’s clothing, wellies and water bottle.


We Love the Outdoors!

Being outdoors has a positive impact on children’s sense of well-being and helps all aspects of children’s development. It gives children first-hand experiences to explore the natural world and provides a space for children to be physically active. Outdoor environments also offer opportunities for doing things in different ways and on different scales than when indoors. 


Fruit & Milk

Everyday our Nursery enjoy fruit and milk together. Milk is provided free of charge to all our Nursery pupils, and all pupils are encouraged to bring a healthy fruit snack with them to enjoy with their milk. We kindly ask that no small fruits (such as grapes, cherries etc,) be brought in as these can become a choking hazard.



Our Full time Nursery pupils will be able to have school dinners which provide our pupils with healthy meals. If you would rather your child bring in a packed lunch then you are welcome to do so.


Water Bottles

Within the class we have a water fountain. Pupils are encouraged to bring a water bottle with them to school so that they can have access to water throughout the day. Water bottles are available from the school office for £2.00.


For more information about Nursery, please click the link below.


At Bedlinog Community Primary School, we also offer Part Time Nursery places for those children who are 'Rising 3' (Term after their third birthday). We have two intakes for this - January and April (Further information available in the 'Admissions' section of the website).


Our Part Time Nursery runs from 13:00 - 15:30, Monday to Friday and Pupils are to be brought to the Nursery entrance gate upon arrival and collection.


Please note that we work in partnership with the local Pre-School ('Little Cubs') and offer a wrap around service. Therefore if your child is dropped off at little cubs in the morning, arrangements are in place for your child to be brought to school an collected from the school at the end of the day. We remind working parents that there is a 30 hours free childcare offer available to nursery aged pupils. More information is available on the Merthyr Tydfil Council Website.