Starting School


Welcome to Spring Meadow Infant and Nursery School. We are delighted that you have chosen us for the next stage of your child’s learning journey and we really look forward to working to support your child to achieve all that they can at Spring Meadow.

In this section of our school website you will find:

Our Welcome Booklet CLICK HERE: a pictorial guide to our Early Years’ provision, including:

  • Introducing our Early Years’ Team
  • Learning through play at Spring Meadow Infant and Nursery School
  • What children require for Nursery/Reception/Forest School
  • Lunchtime arrangements
  • Introduction to Tapestry – our online learning journal
  • Extended Schools’ provision
  • Our Induction programme, including Home Calls, Induction visits and start dates for September 2021
  • How to help your child at home, before they start Nursery or Reception
  • Useful website links, with a wealth of practical tips for transitions to Nursery and Reception

Frequently Asked Questions: How do we teach reading, writing and maths in Reception? CLICK HERE

For more in-depth information on each area, see the LEARNING tab on the Home page

Our Vision and Values Statement: CLICK HERE to link to our vision, values and mission

Our Virtual Tour: a quick tour around our playspaces and growing places, so that you and your child can become familiar with the route into school and nursery as all of our pupils arrive at, and are collected from, their classroom door. Please share this film with your child so that they can see how child-friendly and inspiring our school grounds are and what fun they are going to have when they start here. See if they can spot:

  • In Nursery: the sandpit, the garden, the double slides, the pirate ship, the playhouse, the track for scooters/trikes/cars…
  • In Reception: the mud kitchen, the jungle café, the toadstall seats, the sandpit, the climbing tunnel…
  • In Forest School: the mini-meadow, the number wall, the story circle (and where our fire pit sits when we toast marshmallows and make hot chocolate!), the allotment, Lily’s Pond, the willow wildlife tunnels…
  • And at the front of our school, our ‘Nurtured We Grow’ mural (just outside of the School Office)

CLICK HERE We hope you enjoy our Tour!


The Pupil Premium Funding for schools:

Pupils whose parents are in receipt of certain government benefits can also have additional school funding to support their progression in schools. There is a very simple check to see if you qualify for your child to receive Pupil Premium through the Count Me In application. Click the link to Cambridgeshire County Council’s online check on the blue button on

In the rest of our PARENTS section on the website you can find information about other important aspects of school:

If you have any questions about any aspect of starting school, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll always be happy to help.