Two Year Old Provision  



At St. Cuthbert's 2 year old provision we provide quality day care for Two - Three year olds. 

'OFSTED have rated us as 'GOOD -  WITH OUTSTANDING FEATURES' -'Transitions to the nursery are excellent as children share resources and space with those in the school based provision' 
'The environment is highly stimulating, both indoors and outdoors, and is well-resourced and equipped to meet the needs of all children'
'Staff have very good partnership with parents to meet the individual needs of all children especially for children who speak English as an additional language'
We offer a range of activities from small-world play to messy play. Our aim is to support families in helping their child become 'School ready' so that the transition into school nursery is a smooth one and each child is well prepared and equipped to deal with school life. 



Please contact the school office for information about current vacancies.


Maths-counting upto five

The children got in a small group and I placed the mini-beasts on the floor. Around the mini-beasts I placed coloured bowls that matched the colours of the mini-beasts.

The children took turns in rolling a coloured dice and then finding the corresponding coloured mini-beasts, once they had found the mini-beast they then had to find the matching bowl.

Early Years Outcomes - Maths - Numbers

22-36 Selects a small number of objects from a group when asked; 'give me one, give me two'.

22-36 Recites some number names in sequence.

22-36 Knows that a group of things changes in quantity when something is added or taken away.

Making Fruit Faces

Our friend Sue from Stoneycroft children's centre came to see us and we joined in with her and Pam making 'Fruit faces'. We had lots of fun making them, we even got to use Sue's special safety scissors to cut up the fruit ourselves and we were very happy with the end result. We even got to eat them at the end! 

Early Years Outcomes-

Physical Development

Health & self-care 16-26                              Willing to try try new food textures and tastes.

Moving & handling 30-50                                 Uses one handed tools and equipment.

Communication & Language

Listening & Attention 30-50 Is able to follow directions



We looked around our garden and in forest school to see what was growing. The children showed a keen interest in what they could see growing. We decided to plant our own seeds, watered them, watched them begin to grow and then replanted them in our garden. We continue to look after them and see what happens…

EYO - UW, The World 22-36

Notices detailed features

of objects in their environment.


EYO – PD, Moving & handling


Shows control in holding and using tools.

Paint Mixing

We decided to put two colour paints together in a zip lock bag. We then mixed them together using our hands to see what happened to the paints. The children thoroughly enjoyed mixing the paints and telling us what had happened to them after they were mixed together.

Early years outcomes

Expressive arts and design – Exploring and using media and materials

22-36 months- Experiments with blocks, colours and marks.


Our friend Sue from Stoneycroft children’s centre came in to teach us how to make quesadillas. We chose what healthy things we would like to put on them, then we had to cut up some of the foods e.g. peppers, ham. We used special children’s scissors to do this and then Sue cooked them in a pan. Once they had cooled we were able to eat them and they were delicious.

Early years outcomes

Physical development – Moving and handling

22-36 months – Shows control in holding tools

Role Play

Enjoying various role play activities in our 2 year old room. Even our 2 year olds enjoy a ‘coffee morning’.

Early years outcomes

Expressive arts and design - Being imaginative

22-36 months- Beginning to make believe by pretending.


On our snow day we got our water proof suits on and went out to play. Outside we discovered that the snow was really soft and we could throw it up in the air. We then found a tuft spot full of snow and were able to make big circles in it. Together with our friends we found that if we hid inside the tunnel we didn’t get snow on our heads. We had such good fun leaving our foot prints all over the garden.

Early years outcomes

Understanding the world – The world

22-36 months – Notices detailed features of objects in their environment.