Welcome to Nursery!

On this page you will find Nursery staff contact details and useful early years information

Please click here to log onto your child’s Tapestry account. Here you will find out all the information that you need about what’s going on in Nursery at Bowerham.



Kathryn Ireland

Assistant Head / Early Years Lead

Sean McHugh

Key Worker, Nursery

Aleks Napierala

Key Worker, Nursery

Natasha Eales

Key Worker, Nursery

Lesley Taylor

Key Worker, Nursery

Lynsey Edwards

Key Worker, Nursery

Louise Richardson

Key Worker, Nursery

Claire Bainbridge

Key Worker, Nursery

How you can support your child at home this week

To find out how you can help support your child at home please log onto your child’s Tapestry account.


Useful links and information for Nursery Parents

The DfE has published a new guide for parents – ‘What to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage’ (formerly ‘What to expect when’) which guides parents through what to expect in their child’s development. It aligns with the new Development Matters 2021 to help parents find out more about their child’s development whilst they are in Nursery and Reception Class.

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We love being able to upload all our observations to share with you throughout each half term as well as being able to share all the exciting things you upload at home too!

Your Tapestry account for your child is only ‘live’ for the length of time they are at our school or Nursery in Early Years.  Once they go into year 1 or to another school you will no longer have access to your child’s Tapestry account.

We want you to be able to have this learning journey as your own and therefore we will send you a PDF download of your child’s learning journey at the end of each academic year.  This can then be saved on your hard drive to then enable you to keep it ‘forever’! You will be notified of the download via your childs Tapestry account. Downloads will then expire within 1 month.

Please note: you will need to access Tapestry through their website and not the app to be able to successfully download your child’s observations.

The link below will take you through the process of how to download your child’s Tapestry observations.

How to download your child’s Tapestry observations


Sun Safety

At Bowerham we value the importance of outdoor play and children have the opportunity to be outside for most of the day. As such, we need to make sure that your child is kept safe in the sun. As parents, it is your responsibility to ensure your child is kept safe in the sun. The following requirements are essential in order for staff to allow your child to play outside-

  • Ensure sun cream is applied to your child before you bring them to Nursery – this will give your child the sun protection they will need for the immediate session.
  • Inform a member of staff when dropping off your child at Nursery that you have applied sun-cream to your child. If you do not let a member of staff know that sun cream has been applied then we will assume that sun cream has been applied prior to arriving.
  • Send your child with a named sun hat on sunny days. You may prefer to bring in a sun hat and leave it in your child’s tray for the summer term.

Nursery staff will ensure that children wear their sun hats when playing outside.

Staff will also re-apply sun cream to your child if they are in Nursery all day. Please note that this only applies to children who are in Nursery for the full day. We have purchased sun cream – Boots Soltan Kids Factor 50 hypoallergenic sun care lotion, which we will apply before the children go outside for the afternoon session. If you do not wish for your child to use this due to an allergy and would like to provide your own lotion, please send your sun lotion in a named bottle – which can be left in Nursery for the summer. Lotion cannot be kept in children’s bags for safety reasons. Our sun cream will be available for you to ‘patch’ test your child if needed.

Wrap Around Childcare Parent Survey

The Childcare Sufficiency Team are running a survey regarding parent views on wrap around care for children, please see link for more information and how you can complete the survey.

Childcare Survey

If you have any queries, please contact them at schoolschildcare@lancashire.gov.uk