In Lily room the children are turning 3 and start their time in preschool.

We will be supporting children in preschool as their skills come on in leaps and bounds.  As with all rooms in the nursery we have 3-4 zones with different activities which children can free flow between. There is a construction zone, a quiet area for looking at books and listening to stories, small world and role play as well as a messy or creative area. The day is also punctuated with adult led activities planned according to each child’s own developmental needs so that we can support every child to fill their greatest potential.

“Lily has its own private courtyard which I think is lovely. It gives the kids so much more flexibility so if the sun is shining they can do everything outside and enjoy the fresh air”
Nimesh, Dad

A day in the life of Lily

The Lily Team support our 3 year olds to reach their key milestones which include:

  • expanding their vocabulary and using longer sentences
  • learning to listen and concentrate for longer periods of time
  • playing with other children
  • following rules and remembering them
  • making healthy choices about food and drink
  • developing their balance and becoming stronger and faster
  • understanding print has meaning
  • exploring shapes, weight and measure and simple counting
  • learning about themselves and others

How is learning supported in Lily Room?

Every child in Lily Room will have a key person who is carefully observing and assessing their progress. On a three weekly cycle they will plan adult led activities for each of their children and give them plenty of chance to practice these to help them progress and develop. The key person works closely with parents to support their child’s development at home as well. Parents receive regular photos of their child in nursery as well as a monthly progress report and termly parents evenings.

What type of resources are on offer?

Loose parts and block play / small world figures / lots of books and story bags / arts & crafts / Montessori resources / natural materials and nature based activities


Jennie James

Early Years Practitioner

Jennie is new to our team and has come in bubbling with enthusiasm for all things early years. She is in the process of completing her Early Years degree and is constantly bring her learning back to the nursery. She loves being able to celebrate children's achievements no matter how big or small and they make her smile every day without fail.

Sophie Ward

Early Years Practitioner

Sophie is a passionate member of the Lily Room team and is always full of lovely new ideas for activities to do with the children. She has been with the nursey for 6 years, has her level 2 and delights in seeing children's proud faces when they acheive new things.

Kirsty Webb

Deputy & Room Lead

Kirsty Webb is one of our Deputies and room lead in Lily room with our 2-3 year olds. She is also our Lead SenCo. She joined the team 16 years ago and has not lost any of her passion for watching children grow, develop their learning and having loevely converations with them.