St Edmund's RC Primary School

Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH



0161 921 1940

Please remember this is all subject to change due to COVID 19. 

Nursery 2020

Welcome to the Nursery Transition page. 


Team Red - Mrs Hartley  

Other people who help us in Nursery are: Miss Gray, Mrs Harvey & Mrs Matthews 

The Early Years leader is Miss Berry (Assistant Headteacher). If you have any queries of questions about transition in Nursery send an email to the school email for the attention of Miss Berry or give her a quick ring in school. 

We have a wonderful Nursery classroom. Mrs Hartley is the Nursery class teacher. We group the children into 3 Key Worker groups (Brainy Bears, Talking Tigers & Learning Lions). Each Key Group is lead by either Mrs Hartley, Mrs Harvey or Mrs Matthews. 

We cannot wait to welcome you and your child into the

St Edmund's family!

Nursery - Helpful Photographs 

Here are some photographs of key areas in Nursery to help you and your child/children get to know the department. 

1. This is the EYFS gate which you enter through at the start and the end of the day to drop off and collect your child. 

2. This is the Nursery classroom door. This is at the far end of the playground. Each morning you can enter via one door with your child and help them settle into class (join in with your child) and then you can exit via the other door. 

3. Both doors are used at the end of the school day when children  exit the classroom. 

4. These are the classroom toilets which children can use throughout the day. 

5. Here are some photos of our lovely outdoor area that we share with Reception children. 

Check out the Nursery class page from this year to see our classroom environment in use! Click here. 

Sadly, we couldn't have our usual information briefing sessions in school this year so we have attached our presentation for you below. We hope this provides you with a little more information about Nursery. 

Our EYFS brochure which is packed with information is also below. 

Starting School Tips

The main and most important way to help your child prepare for September is to devote time to their emotional wellbeing. Talk positively to them about school and keep having FUN at home! 


Here is some optional information that you might find helpful. The SEND Transition page has more information.  

Hungry Little Minds is a wonderful website that is full of age appropriate and fun activities you can complete at home. Take a look by click the image below. 

Talk, Talk and Talk! 

We can not stress how vital it is to talk away to your child and in time they will (or already might) chat away back to you! This is a vital foundation to learning. The website above encourages ways to do this. Expanding a child's vocabulary is also key. CBBC have a great short programme called Yakka Dee which is great for this. 


Tiny Happy People is another great website to help develop communication. 


Click on the images below to find out more. 

CBBC have also launched a great collection of resources to help prepare children for school. Take a look by click the image below. 

We LOVE reading at St Edmund's and there is no better way to help your child talk through school and their feelings than sharing a story. Take a look at some of these great books below or click on the image to follow a link.

  • Starting School by Janet Ahlberg (a very popular book)
  • Harry and the Dinosaur Start School by Ian Whybrow
  • Alfie and the Big Boys by Shirley Hughes
  • Topsy and Tim Start School by Jean Adamson and Belinda Worsley
  • Usborne First Experiences: Going to School by Anna Civard
  • The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn and Ruth E. Harper
  • There’s a Dragon at My School by Philip Hawthorn 
  • Suzie Goes to School by Charlotte Olson

If you google some of these you'll find many have a youtubeversion of the story.