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Welcome to The Nest, home to Robin Class and Wren Class

Robin Class caters for children aged from two to four years

Children start Wren Class from the September following their fourth birthday   


The Nest Early Years Team

EYFS Leader: Claire Lynch

EYFS Lead TA & Lift off to Language Lead: Claire Hartley

Robin Class Lead: Nicola Taylor

Robin Class Deputy Lead: Sophia Jarvis

EYFS TAs: Julie Bartram, Faye Coote, Rebecca Howden, Hannah Tompkins, Claire Chester, Caroline Wilmott, Louise Platt


The Nest uniform

Children wear Maulden Lower School logo or plain blue sweatshirt/cardigan

Plain grey trousers/shorts/skirt/pinafore and white polo shirt and black shoes

PE kit is black shorts, white t-shirt and plimsols/trainers 

Maulden Lower School sweatshirts/cardigans are available from school uniform suppliers

In the summer girls can wear a gingham blue/white school dress.


Children can choose to have school dinner or home packed lunch

In Robin Class school dinners cost £2.05 and are payable in advance or on the day

In Wren Class school dinners are funded by the Government

A register is taken daily and parents do not need to give notice in advance


New to Robin Class

If your child is starting nursery they will be allocated a date for a settling in session.  This is a shorter session lasting 2 hours and it gives your child the opportunity to get to know the early years staff and to meet their peers.  Parents are able to stay with their child for part of the settling in session if they wish.  This can be discussed with the early years staff on the day. 

Every child is an individual and children may settle in straight away or may need a few more sessions to settle into the nursery routine.  Early years staff will work with you and your child to ensure their start to nursery life is a happy and calm experience.

Your child will also be allocated a start date and this is the date when payment/funding will start from. 

Invoices are issued half termly and if you would like further information regarding your invoice or funding enquiries please speak to Jackie Houghton in the school office.


New to Wren Class

Children start Wren Class from the September following their fourth birthday.  In the summer term prior to this you will be invited to an early years information evening for parents and a transition morning for your child to attend Wren Class.

You will also be given information regarding dates for Home Visits and the dates your child will attend school before starting full time.  Transition into school is a gradual process and this offers your child a positive and calm start to life at Maulden Lower School.


 Please click on the following links to find out more about the Early Years Foundation Stage

Is Your Child Ready to Learn?

What to Expect, When? 


Download our termly overviews to find out what we are learning about


Reading Challenge


Spring Term Curriculum Overview

Summer 2020 Curriculum Overview