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The Shared Vision of Grangetown Nursery School

Uniting Together, Shaping Our Future

The central aim of the school is to develop high levels of emotional, social and physical well-being in all children. The interdependent team of creative educators work closely together to promote this central aim.

The school celebrates the diversity of our community, carefully considering and respecting the variety of cultures, backgrounds, individual needs and gender.

The school promotes inclusion & equal opportunities. We ensure that the environment reflects the multi-lingual nature of Grangetown, including Welsh and other community languages.

All children are given opportunities to access learning taking into account their individual stage of development.

Parents/Carers are the first and most important educators of their children. We aim to develop positive relationships with families, taking into account their needs as we support each child in their first steps beyond the home.

The school aims to develop an integrated approach, making links with the wider community, forging genuine relationships with other professionals and outside agencies.

The school works closely with neighbouring schools in order to make the transition from Nursery to Primary a happy and positive experience.

The school provides a safe and secure environment that’s exciting and stimulating.

Grangetown Nursery School is a place where children flourish and become genuinely engaged in their learning, resulting in happy, independent, confident, individual learners.

Created on 2004-09-16 10:08:24 by webmaster
Updated on 2011-11-28 16:33:15 by webmaster
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Posted by: webmaster on 23/04/2013 03:20
Look out for our new website which we're in the process of developing. We plan to put a link to the new website here as soon as we can! It looks like we'll be www.grangetownnurseryschool.co.uk but will confirm the date we are due to go live!


Posted by: webmaster on 22/01/2013 03:54
I have added a link below to the Met Office website which shows heavy snow forecast for the Grangetown area from 6 p.m. today until 12 noon tomorrow. We will all do our best to open tomorrow, but the safety of children, families and staff has to remain top priority. Keep looking and listening out for updated information via our website, mobile phone, Cardiff County council website and the text message system which alerts you to the school's status. This situation has highlighted to the school the importance of families providing us with current mobile phone numbers and we'll be checking these details over the coming days.
Stay safe and stay warm!
Mrs. Jan Comrie



Posted by: webmaster on 22/01/2013 11:01
We managed to open this morning......however as snow is still falling, and forecasts not clear about the situation later today, I'm really sorry but we have to CLOSE nursery for this afternoon's children.
Keep you updated via this website and the following link:
Hope to be open as soon as we can.
Mrs. Jan Comrie

Snow Tuesday 22nd January

Posted by: webmaster on 22/01/2013 08:12
We are going to open school today, probably with fewer staff than usual. We've been very aware of the difficulties for those parents who are trying to get to work themselves, and hope this decision helps out.
TAKE CARE coming to school and entering school premises, we have cleared and gritted, but please be extra careful.
Jan Comrie

Snow update

Posted by: webmaster on 20/01/2013 03:46
Unless we have unexpected snow tonight, I am planning on opening school tomorrow. Please take care walking or driving to school.
Make sure the children are dressed warmly, with wellies, scarves, hats and gloves - we will be taking them out for short periods to build our own special snowman!
See you tomorrow
Mrs. Jan Comrie

school closure

Posted by: webmaster on 18/01/2013 06:29
it is now 06:25 on Friday 18th January 2013. In light of the heavy snow now falling and the forecast that this is set to continue for the day, I have no alternative but to CLOSE the school today.
I am sure you all understand the reasons as to why this decision has been made - we hold the safety of the children, families and staff as paramount in these situations.
Hopefully it will all have gone away by Monday but will keep you posted.
Mrs. Jan Comrie


Posted by: webmaster on 17/01/2013 10:06
Looks like snow will arrive overnight, with considerable disruption. I've included a link to the BBC website which shows forecast for heavy snow from 6 a.m. onwards all day until the night. I will post a message by 7:15 in the morning (Friday 18th January) to let you all know if school is open or closed.
Mrs Jan Comrie



Posted by: webmaster on 16/01/2013 11:33
In light of the forecast of possible snow over the weekend, please would parents/carers check the website over the weekend or the school mobile number 07528561052, in case we have heavy snow. I will update messages if necessary as to whether we would be able to safely open the school.

Should we take the decision to close these would be the reasons:
- safety of children and families when coming onto school premises
- safety of staff on school premises
- numbers of staff who may or may not be able to get to school, compromising the supervision of the children.

I really can assure all families that we do our very best to open, gritting, staff getting into school etc, but have to take very seriously the risk of injury to our children, families and staff.
Thanks for your understanding and co-operation.
Jan Comrie


Posted by: webmaster on 20/12/2012 08:36
Just a reminder that children will return to school on 8TH JANUARY 2013 as staff training will be taking place on the 7th January.

Have a great Christmas and New Year.
Mrs. Jan Comrie

Welcome back

Posted by: webmaster on 05/09/2012 02:34
Welcome back to the children, their familes and to our valued members of staff!

We are delighted that Miss. Nicola Brinning has returned to Grangetown following her adventure teaching children in Valencia, Spain.

We are also pleased to see the return of Mrs. Susanna Bowles (Miss. May) following the birth of her third child.

INSET Days for 2012/2013

Posted by: webmaster on 05/09/2012 02:31
Please make a note of our INSET days for this year, when school will be closed for the children:

Monday 3rd September 2012
Friday 7th December 2012
Monday 7th January 2013
Friday 24th May 2013
Monday 22nd July 2013

Cardiff Schools Holiday Dates may be found at the following web address:


Posted by: webmaster on 24/04/2012 03:48
Just to remind families that the school will be closed to children on the following days for staff training:
Friday 29th June
Friday 20th July


Posted by: webmaster on 24/04/2012 03:46
We are over the moon to let everyone know that Mrs. Williams and her husband are proud parents to baby Isobel, weighing in at 8lbs 6oz!

I am sure you'd like to send the Williams family your very best wishes for the future.

Jan Comrie


Posted by: webmaster on 22/03/2012 03:15
Don't forget it's INSET day on Friday 23rd March - NO SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN!

Children in Need

Posted by: webmaster on 18/11/2011 02:06
A HUGE WOW - well done we've raised £380 for Children in Need. Thanks Mrs. Bamji for all the cooking - we really did do something Yummy for Money!!

Victory! Grangetown Nursery School Saved!

Posted by: webmaster on 17/11/2011 11:04

17th November 2011

Dear Parents/Carers

We are delighted to have heard from the Chief Schools Officer yesterday that the proposal to close our fantastic school and amalgamate us with Grangetown Primary WILL NOT NOW HAPPEN, and this issue will not be revisited! I have attached the press release that went out last night for you all to read.

On a personal note, from myself and the staff, I just wanted to say how proud we all are to work with you, your children and the community here in Grangetown. It was amazing to see the support, passion and determination from you all. The children of Grangetown now have a brighter future ahead of them because of your efforts. We are also glad to have had the support of a Governing Body, led by Lynda Thorne, many thanks to you all.

There are particular parents who worked tirelessly over the past months to rally support, make sure everyone was involved and had the opportunity to voice their opinions. You know who you are, so I won’t embarrass you in print, but you’re efforts will never be forgotten.

From the team’s point of new we are eager to start afresh and do what we do best – educate, care and nurture your fabulous children. We are confident that our school and the services we deliver can now go from strength to strength.

Here’s to a great Christmas 2011!

Jan Comrie

November 16, 2011


Cardiff Council’s Executive will consider a report in relation to the proposed amalgamations of Grangetown Nursery School with Grangetown Primary School and Tremorfa Nursery School with Baden Powell Primary School next month.

The proposals were brought forward for consultation in line with the Council’s Strategic Framework objectives of reviewing the role of nursery schools, seeking to extend the concept of Integrated Children’s Centres and wherever possible creating all through primary schools catering for children aged three to 11.

The two nursery schools are unusual in Cardiff as they are both on separate standalone sites. Each proposal was based on the nursery school provision remaining on its current site while creating straight through primary school provision that under single governance and leadership would see both further development of integrated facilities and revenue savings.

Public consultation exercises on these proposals took place in September and October when a number of meetings and drop-in sessions were held for parents, school staff, governors and others in the community who would be affected by the proposals so that they could ask questions and submit feedback.

Officers have been asked to formally report the outcomes of the consultations to the Executive in December and having listened carefully to the representations of those consulted it has become apparent that the benefits of going to all through primary schools and the potential investment in the nursery building in these cases would not necessarily outweigh the difficulties of managing the schools on two separate sites with the prospect of an overall reduction in their budgets.

As the Council needs to submit a capital bid to the Welsh Government for this and other projects before the end of November, officers are advising Executive Members that the December report will be recommending that the proposals are not progressed.

Executive Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, Cllr Freda Salway, said: “The consultation process has played an important role in informing officers that on balance, the reservations expressed present significant issues about the deliverability if the proposals were to be implemented.”

Officers will also recommend in the Executive report that the governing bodies of each nursery school should progress with permanent appointments to the position of headteacher.

Cardiff Council Press Officer Andrea Currie Tel: 029 2087 3107
Email: acurrie@cardiff.gov.uk


Bydd Gweithrediaeth Cyngor Caerdydd yn ystyried adroddiad yn ymwneud â’r cynigion i uno Ysgol Feithrin Grangetown ag Ysgol Gynradd Grangetown ac Ysgol Feithrin Tremorfa ag Ysgol Gynradd Baden Powell y mis nesaf.

Cynhaliwyd ymgynghoriad ar y cynigion yn unol ag amcanion Fframwaith Strategol y Cyngor, sef adolygu rôl ysgolion meithrin gan geisio ehangu’r cysyniad o Ganolfannau Integredig i Blant a chreu ysgolion ar gyfer plant 3 oed i 11 oed.

Mae’r ddwy ysgol feithrin hon yn anarferol yng Nghaerdydd gan eu bod ill dau ar safleoedd ar wahân. Roedd y cynigion yn seiliedig ar gadw’r ddarpariaeth ysgol feithrin ar ei safle presennol gan greu darpariaeth ysgol gynradd gyfan gydag un system lywodraethu ac arwain a fyddai’n golygu datblygu cyfleusterau integredig ymhellach a mwy o arbedion.

Cynhaliwyd ymgynghoriad cyhoeddus ar y cynigion hyn ym mis Medi a mis Hydref. Cynhaliwyd sawl cyfarfod a sawl sesiwn galw heibio i rieni, staff yr ysgol, llywodraethwyr a phobl eraill yn y gymuned yr effeithir arnynt, o bosibl, gan y cynigion er mwyn iddynt allu gofyn cwestiynau a rhoi adborth.

Gofynnwyd i swyddogion adrodd yn ffurfiol am ganlyniadau’r ymgynghoriadau gerbron y Weithrediaeth ym mis Rhagfyr ac ar ôl gwrando’n astud ar gynrychioliadau’r bobl a ymgynghorwyd â nhw, mae’n amlwg na fyddai’r manteision o symud i ysgol gynradd 3 oed i 11 oed a’r buddsoddiad posibl yn adeilad yr ysgol feithrin o reidrwydd yn fwy na’r problemau a fyddai’n dod yn sgil rheoli’r ysgolion ar draws dau leoliad ar wahân gyda’r posibilrwydd y bydd cyllidebau’r ysgolion yn lleihau.

Gan fod y Cyngor angen cyflwyno cais am gyfalaf i Lywodraeth Cymru am hyn a phrojectau eraill, a hynny cyn diwedd mis Tachwedd, mae swyddogion yn cynghori’r Aelodau Gweithredol y bydd adroddiad Rhagfyr yn argymell peidio â symud ymlaen gyda’r cynigion hyn.

Dywedodd yr Aelod Gweithredol dros Addysg a Dysgu Gydol Oes, Y Cynghorydd Freda Salway: “Mae’r broses ymgynghori wedi chwarae rôl bwysig o ran dangos i swyddogion bod, ar y cyfan, yr amheuon a fynegwyd yn bryderon pwysig ynghylch dichonolrwydd rhoi’r cynigion ar waith.”

Bydd swyddogion hefyd yn argymell yn yr adroddiad i’r Weithrediaeth y dylai cyrff llywodraethu’r ysgolion meithrin symud ymlaen i benodi rhywun llawn amser i swydd pennaeth.

Swyddog y Wasg Cyngor Caerdydd, Andrea Currie, Ffôn: 029 2087 3107
E-bost: acurrie@caerdydd.gov.uk


Governing Body's Annual Report to Parents

Posted by: webmaster on 14/11/2011 03:38
You are all invited to school on Wednesday 16th November at 6 p.m. to meet the Governing Body and to celebrate the achievements of our school.


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Gallery update!

Click on the camera to visit our updated school gallery!

Our Recipes

We love cooking at Grangetown nursery school. Click on the picture to go to our recipe page!

Lunch Club
Click on the picture to go to our fantastic lunch club page!


Don't forget to bring your library book bags back every week! Group library days are:
Monday- Mrs Williams'group
Tuesday- Mrs Ford's group
Wednesday- Miss Luxton's group
Thursday- Miss Peate's group
Friday- Mrs Bartlett's group

To see all of the fantastic carnival photographs click here!

A great big THANK YOU to all our children and families who came to support the Nursery at this years Grangetown Carnival. Everyones hard work over the past few weeks paid off as we won 'Joint Winners- Best In Parade 2010!'

A special thank you to all of our fantastic children and families!