Welcome to Nursery

Meet the Staff

Mrs Child

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Favourite Subject to Teach: I don’t think I

have a particular subject that I enjoy

teaching the most but I love learning new

facts and information and topic sessions

are great for this! I have a huge love of

reading and enjoy reading tales and

bringing stories to life.

Favourite Book: No, No, Charlie Rascal!

Favourite Author: Martina Cole

Favourite song: I LOVE music so this is a difficult question. Disney tunes, pop anthems, indie and Irish folk music…I love it all. My favourite song would have to be ‘A Million Dreams. Live music is always my favourite though.  

Hobbies: I love to spend time with my family and friends and enjoy eating delicious food. Most recently I have found a love of walking and appreciating nature. I particularly enjoy travelling and would love to continue to explore more of the world.

Mrs Batley

Favourite subject: My favourite subject is P.E and you’ll often see me hula hooping with the children.

Favourite book: Watership Down by Richard Adams

​Interests: My interests are running, going to Aerofit classes, cycling and travelling to see my son who is studying his Masters in Bio-Chemistry at Oxford.

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Mrs Hartshorne

Favourite Subject to Teach: I love all

subjects however Music is my favourite,

especially when we get the percussion

instruments out and play them as we sing.

I also enjoy teaching Maths and making 

the lessons as fun and practical as possible.

Favourite Book: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.


Favourite Author: Judy Blume


Favourite song: It’s impossible to choose as I love most genres from classical to pop, rock and trance, but my favourite one would probably have to be ‘Ticket to Ride’ by the Beatles.


Hobbies:  I love going to music festivals and concerts whenever I can. I like to read crime novels on my Kindle and on an evening, I have started listening to podcasts to help me relax.

Mrs Devlin

Favourite subject: My favourite subject is Music and I love singing with the children in Nursery.

Favourite book: I love all types of books, I can’t choose one-however I do love ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar.’

What I am looking forward to this year: I’m looking forward to our Pirates and Mermaids topic as I can’t wait to dress up.

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It is our aim, in Nursery to provide a safe environment for the children to learn, and this is achieved through play and exploration within a variety of topics. We also love to have fun, and music plays a big part in Nursery life whether it be singing songs and Nursery Rhymes, or listening to music while we are dancing. Exposing music to children at such a young age ignites a learning of sounds and meanings of words.

School life begins in Nursery and we forge strong links with parents before the children even start, through organised play sessions where the children can get to know the adults and familiarise themselves with the setting. It is also an opportunity for parents to talk to staff about any questions they may have.

Our overall aim is to capture the children’s imagination which we hope will help to foster a love of learning to last a lifetime.


Please check our Twitter page (@DaneRoydNursery) to see what exciting things we get up to.

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  • Monday 2nd May - Bank Holiday

  • Wednesday 4th May - Class Photograph by Tempest Photography


Our Designated Safeguarding Team consists of Miss Kelly, Mrs Kendall and Mrs Hemingway. Our Mental Health Lead is Miss Bottom. If you have any concerns about a child or family, please speak to one of these staff members. They can be contacted via the main school office, (01924 242917) or by email, to headteacher@daneroyd.wakefield.sch.uk  (Please mark FAO: DSL/Safeguarding Concern)

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