Child development students get incredible experience at brilliant Little Learners Nursery in exciting new initiative 

By Jill Dando News

Child Development Students from Worle Community School Academy spent a day at two thriving Little Learners Nurseries as part of a new initiative.

Child development students from WCSA with Little Learners children

The Year 10 students enjoyed seeing first hand at St Anne’s Church Academy and Castle Batch Primary School Academy how it all works inside a thriving nursery education as part of their exciting new GCSE course. 

WCSA and Little Learners are both part of The Priory Learning Trust.

Jess Matthews Head of Child Development said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us as a department and school to build long lasting links across the Trust.


“We also want to encourage our students in a practical hands on approach providing life long skills. 

“The fact that both nurseries offer apprenticeships has also been a huge interest to our students.” 

Natalie Blower of Little Learners said” “This was a tremendous learning experience and our children thoroughly enjoyed the visit by the students.”

Earlier this year a Priory Community School Academy student, Lottie secured her first job at Little Learners nursery after an outstanding apprenticeship.


Lottie then started the new term in her role as a nursery practitioner.

St Anne’s and Castle Batch both recently received glowing reports from Ofsted with a Good rating by inspectors.

St Anne’s is a dual-site primary school with a 150-year-old building at Hewish, and a state-of-the-art new build at West Wick.


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