St Gregory & St Patrick's



Welcome to Pre Nursery

Pre Nursery offers a nurturing and learning environment for children aged two years old.

They can then transition over to the School Nursery the term after they turn three. 


'Our vision is that every child who attends our setting, receives the best possible start in life,

and they will be encouraged and supported every step of the way to reach their full potential'.


For further details please click on the links below

Parent hand book

Contact form

Consent form

We can offer up to 15 hours free child care if you meet a certain eligibility criteria. You can apply online  - 




Autumn 2

Week beginning 13th December

We started our last week of term with our Christmas party in the Community Centre, we had fantastic fun with soft play and a bouncy castle.

We spent the rest of the last week finishing our Christmas crafts and enjoying Christmas stories and songs. We also talked lots about why we celebrate Christmas with the birth of Jesus.

Autumn 2

Week beginning 6th December 2021

We have been getting ready for Christmas, our book of the week has been the First Christmas, where we have learned about how Baby Jesus was born, and we made a Nativity scene to go with this.

We were also busy making decorations to take home for our families, and also special Edible Reindeer dust

We made some delicious Carrot cookies and ate them for our snack.

We all wore our Christmas jumpers for Christmas jumper day, and we brought in an item for the local foodbank. We finished off our week with a special visit from Father Christmas :-)

Autumn 2

Week beginning 29th November 2021

We have been exploring the theme of Winter this week. Our story of the week was "Say hello to the Arctic animals" We also made a small world scene with the same arctic animals. and played with ice and penguins in the water tray.

It was also the beginning of Advent, we learned and talked about Jesus birthday, and how God is all around us at all times.

We found a special Advent sack which had been left for us, it contained a letter from father Christmas, and a special story we could share very day.

We also put up our Christmas tree and had a lot of fun decorating it.

We thought of other people who may be in hospital or a local care home, and we coloured and made pictures to send to them.

Autumn 2

Week beginning 22nd November 2021

We have been exploring sticks this week in Pre Nursery. We enjoyed listening to the story Stick man, we talked about how the stick man felt throughout the story.

We collected sticks from outside and made our own stick men, we also made an exploring tray with other natural resources and enjoyed looking and touching everything.

We looked at different sized stick men and ordered them from smallest to biggest.

We made marks in the sand with sticks and also used sticks instead of paintbrushes in our painting area.

We played with our special tree and stick house, we used our woodland creatures and magical figures with it.

Autumn 2

Week beginning 15th November 2021

We had a special "Be kind" week in Pre Nursery.  We celebrated Oddsocks day and Children in Need. We talked about how its important to be kind to one another and look after each other.

We made special brownies and chose who we wanted to give them to, we talked about how that would make them feel happy.  The children even washed the dishes and cleaned up afterwards.

The children cut their  own fruit for snack time, and we had a special group snack as we celebrated some children's birthdays.

We took part in lots of special activities on Friday for Children in Need, we dressed in bright colours and made Pudsey biscuits, we had a great time.

Autumn 2

Week beginning 8th November 2021

Pre Nursery have been learning about Remembrance Day, and why we wear poppies.  We have made and planted poppies in the sand tray, made a special  poppy plate and poem, explored poppies in our woodland poppy small world  garden, watched and joined in with the actions to a special song-"Lest we forget"  We took part in the 2 minutes silence, and also made shoe boxes for the boxes of hope charity.

Autumn 2

Week beginning 1st November 2021

We have had a fun filled week exploring the theme of fireworks. We have made marks in our special bonfire themed exploring tray, made firework and bonfire  pictures with chalk and paint.

We have made rockets zoom off on the Smartboard whilst practicing our technology skills, we have also pretended we were fireworks using glittery pom poms, scarves and ribbons. We also decorated and enjoyed sparkly biscuits :-)



Autumn 1

3rd September 2021

We have had a great first term back in Pre Nursery, we have had lots of new starters who have been exploring the setting and all of the fun learning we take part in.

We were lucky enough to visit the fire engine which came to school, the fire fighters showed us how everything worked, and we even got to spray the water :-)

We explored the topic of spiders and learned they have 8 legs!

We took part in "Share a book every day", we shared lots of stories and activities based around our favourite books.

Esk Avenue, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 8AJ

01946 595010