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Ethos and Aims


Mission Statement


To make a difference, in a positive way, to the lives of every member of our community.



  • To provide high quality education and care to the young children of Nelson and beyond
  • To create an inclusive environment where all children can achieve
  • To work collaboratively with parents and carers
  • To promote the social, physical, intellectual and creative development of babies and young children, particularly those who are disadvantaged or vulnerable, so they flourish at home and as they move through the Centre and beyond


A Walton Lane Nursery School and Rocking Horse Club Child

At Walton Lane Nursery School and Rocking Horse Club our curriculum has been created with the image of what your child will have achieved and will carry with them as they take the next step in their life’s journey.

A Walton Lane Nursery School and Rocking Horse Club child:

  • Is happy and feels secure, aware that adults will support and protect them
  • Is a good communicator
  • Is motivated and loves learning, indoors and outdoors
  • Is enthusiastic and embraces challenges
  • Is developing their resilience
  • Is independent, confident in their own abilities and happy to take considered risks
  • Is a thinker and a problem solver, keen to have a go and learn from all their experiences
  • Is respectful to others, children and adults
  • Is sociable and empathetic, thinking about the needs of others and building positive relationships
  • Has a broad and deep knowledge that is the foundation for the exciting challenges and learning as they move in to primary school.  They are ready to embrace their next steps in reading, writing and mathematics.