Castleton Primary School and Children's Centre

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Green Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 1JZ

Andrea Riley and Alistair Darnell (co headteachers):

0113 2637756

Castleton Primary School and Children's Centre

'Unlocking Potential'


Hi and welcome to the Ladybird room!

Our room accommodates children from 2 to 3 years. This room is one of the smaller rooms with a capacity of 12 children per day. Having a smaller capacity enables us to have more one to one with the children.  When planning fun activities, we follow the EYFS (early year’s foundation stage) guidance. These activities are not only fun, but they also support the children in all areas of development.

We have a lovely outdoor space and enjoy playing out every day, come rain or shine, so everyone comes prepared for all weathers, from sun cream and sun hats to wellies and waterproofs!


Our daily routine in the Ladybird room is relaxed but with all the importance of developing and nurturing all our children. We have wake up shake up every morning and afternoon so we can ‘shake our silly’s out’. 

There are a wide variety of activities for children to access; they will still be able to experience natural materials such as sand and water, as well as taking part in role-play, dressing up and construction activities. Children will also take part in early maths activities such as colour and shape recognition via matching and sorting, as well as activities to develop early reading skills such as listening and rhyming stories and songs.

There are always lots of creative activities going on. We have painting, box modelling, sensory trays or a bit of exploring the dedicated mark making area. A cosy book corner offers space for quiet time, sharing stories with friends or group activities. We promote healthy hygiene and encourage independence, learning to wash our hands and brushing our teeth which we do twice a day. We have snack time twice a day which helps develop the children’s social skills and manners.  We like to share observations with our parents and send out a weekly email showing what their child has been doing during the week. This also gives our parents an opportunity to add any photos from home. We hope to see your little one soon joining our Ladybirds team.

Julie Hird (Room Leader)
Julie Hird (Room Leader)
Vickie Sharp (Childcare Assistant)
Vickie Sharp (Childcare Assistant)
Caitlin Rich (Childcare Assistant)
Caitlin Rich (Childcare Assistant)

Autumn 1

We welcome back our returning Ladybirds as well as welcoming our new Ladybirds. During this term we will be settling in the new children by providing a warm and stimulating environment. We will be discovering the topics 'all about me' and 'our emotions', as well as learning new nursery rhymes.

Please can our families bring in a family photo to put on our display board.

We are continuing to brush our own teeth at nursery just like what we do at home.

Next term we will be learning about Autumn and celebrations.