On this page you will find the overview of nursery themes, safeguarding and SEND information. There is also a link to whole school policies at the bottom of the page. For admissions to the nursery please see the admission page.

Nursery overview of themes

Please also see the EYFS page under Curriculum and Learning for further information

In nursery we build on the children’s interests and also introduce themes and texts to help develop their love of reading and create purposes for learning.

Terms Themes/Fiction and non-fiction texts



Term 1

Being me:





People who help us/jobs

Our village


Term 2 Diwali

Winter- science- melting and freezing

Tea shop- Tiger who came to tea/Cooking/instructions

The post box- The Jolly Christmas postman/post office visit


Term 3 Going on a bear hunt- habitats and caves

Chinese New Year- non-fiction books

Gingerbread Man/cooking and instructions

Spring- growing


Term 4 Mini-beasts- The very hungry caterpillar/healthy eating/mini-beast books

Goldilocks and the Three Bears/books on bears

Holy festival/Easter- Bible Story


Term 5 Noah’s Ark- Bible Story

Animals- Dear Zoo/Owl babies/habitat books

Dinosaurs- Harry and Bucketful of dinosaurs



Term 6 Seaside/under the sea/pirates- 10 Little Pirates/Rainbow Fish/sea animals

Ways of travelling- The snail on the Whale/Whatever next/Transport books

Holiday postcards- The Jolly Postman


Please see below for information regarding Safeguarding and SEND.  For admissions to the nursery please see the admission page.


We are committed to promoting the welfare of and safeguarding all children at Bishops Lydeard Church School and expect everyone to share this commitment. At Bishops Lydeard Church School we take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously.

In line with our safeguarding policy and statutory guidance we have clear procedures in school for responding to any concerns about a child safety or well being.

For any safeguarding concerns out of school hours or over the holidays please contact Somerset Direct on 0300 123 2224​

For more information please see the top of the weekly newsletter.

All members of staff are vetted against national safeguarding procedures before being allowed to work in school. At least one member of every interview panel has undertaken safer recruitment training to ensure that best practices and all necessary checks are carried out.

This means that we continue to ensure that everyone working in the school has successfully completed the necessary clearances to enable them to work with our children. All our staff have completed the appropriate​ safeguarding training. It also means that we have staff members who are specifically trained and nominated as the Designated Child Protection Persons within school. These people are: Mrs Harvey, Headteacher and Mrs Sarah Culverhouse, Deputy Headteacher.

Where appropriate, we would always hope to share any concerns we may have about a child with their parents, as we hope parents do with us about their or any other child. Part of our legal duty to safeguard children, may also include us needing to consult with and take advice from other agencies such as the Police, or Children’s Social Care, should the need arise.

The school is a secure site and all visitors are asked to report to reception. Please be mindful that for everybody’s safety, identification procedures will be carried out; a copy of which are displayed by the office for your information.

Safeguarding – visitors to the school site must

  • Report to the main office immediately on arrival.
  • Sign in the visitor’s book; recording who they are visiting and time of arrival.
  • Wear their visitors badge AT ALL TIMES.
  • Only use the visitors adults toilets.
  • Switched off mobile phones whilst on the school premises.
  • Sign out on departure and hand back their badge to the office.
  • If you are concerned about the safety of any pupil please contact the Safeguarding Lead.

Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Lisa Harvey










Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Miss Sarah Culverhouse

Safeguarding Governor – Mr Simon Inskip


SEND and Inclusion

Our job is to help your child achieve the very best they can at school.  The SEND Local Offer and Bishops Lydeard Nursery offer below provide you with information about the types of support available to your child at Bishops Lydeard Church School Nursery. It will help you to understand who can help and how this support can be accessed.

Bishops Lydeard Nursery local offer

For more information on anything you’ve read above, please look at the SEND Local Offer page from Somerset Choices

School Policies

Please follow the link below to access our whole school policies.