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85 Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis, West Sussex. PO212TB

Helicopter Champions: Alison Stead & Cathryn Twine

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Bognor Regis Nursery School was established during the war and has been serving its local community since the 1940s. 

Children are supported to thrive and develop through exciting experiences and opportunities offered in the rich learning environment both inside and in the garden. The Nursery School has high aspirations for the children and the relationships that are developed with them and their families is key.

The Nursery School has a Special Support Centre which is a fully integrated provision, providing places for children with Special Educational Needs. Our community has become more diverse in recent years and over 40% of our children have English as An Additional Language.

Bognor Regis Nursery School is always reflecting on, and developing practice to ensure that it’s the best for all children. It has an established Beach School which has been running since 2009 and all children are able to participate in Beach School visits while they attend the Nursery School. There are links with the care home next door and children regularly visit the residents to share experiences together. Currently the Nursery School is focussing on developing its ‘Loose Parts’ play.


Bognor Regis Nursery School has been using the Helicopter Story approach since originally being inspired at an INSET day run by Make Believe Arts in 2010. Helicopter Stories are regularly used across the Nursery School and the team are passionate about the benefits it brings in supporting all children’s learning and development. This child centred approach compliments the schools own philosophy and its aspirations to enable all children to fly. Bognor Regis Nursery School became a Centre of Excellence in 2018, and delivers regular full days training sessions.


 “Thank you so much for the helicopter stories course yesterday, I loved it! Read the book on the train on the way home and ready to go for it next week!!!”

“Really easy to follow enjoyed the practical activities and having feedback”

“Really good, informative. Great to see it for ‘real’ in the Nursery”

“Excellent! Felt very well thought out, well prepared and delivered with humour”

  We would love you to join us at one of our next training sessions!

  • Thursday 13th June 2019 from 9am until 3pm

  • Thursday 17th October 2019 from 9am until 3pm

  • Thursday 28th November 2019 from 9am until 3pm

£115 per delegate (lunch not included) Delegates will receive a copy of Princesses, Dragons and Helicopter Stories by Trisha Lee.

More details here…

To book a place please contact Alison Stead at