About Vale Nursery

An Outstanding childrens' nursery in Dunstable

The Vale Nursery has been awarded an "outstanding" grade by Ofsted 01/11/16

Vale Nursery Outstanding

Our Vision
At The Vale Academy Nursery we strive to make each child's experience an enjoyable one and to make learning fun too.
Children join our nursery from 2 years onwards.

Just Playing? 

The aim of our nursery is to provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment in which children can play together on a regular basis.

A high quality nursery education is about much more than colours and shapes, numbers and letters.
It's about learning to be independent, confident, strong and curious.

It's about developing children's natural joy and wonder at the world they live in.

It's about having a positive attitude, forming positive relationships and believing in yourself. If children can learn to "have a go", learn from mistakes and try again, they will succeed in their future learning.

Young children learn by doing things for themselves, by exploring and investigating, watching and listening, talking and discussing, creating and communicating - in other words - playing.

Play is children's work and playing hard is very tiring!

At The Vale Academy Nursery we PLAY!

Planting Flowers
Children are encouraged through play to use all their senses to explore the world around them. We provide safe and stimulating opportunities, using encouragement and praise for effort.
A drink and fresh fruit (fruit provided by parents) are offered to children.
Fun activities we provide at our nursery include;

  • Painting, cutting, Sticking, junk collage and drawing
  • Water and sand play
  • Lots of toys to play with
  • Book corner
  • Playdough
  • Physical activities – e.g., ball games, climbing frame, slide, bikes, obstacle courses, relay races
  • Music, movement, imaginative acted out stories and singing
  • Busy Feet - action games and songs
  • Food activities
  • Home corner/dressing up
  • Dens
  • Nature and interest table
  • End of Term Parties

We  have 2 large class rooms, 1 smaller room for group work, an entrance area, toilet area and a very large outside space. with both grass and paved area. Access is through 2 secure gates. We access all the facilities within the academy as well.Vale nursery indoor classroom