Nursery


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The Nursery School aims to work towards the Early Learning Goals for the Foundation Stage as defined by the Department for Children, Schools and families (DCSF).

It is OFSTED inspected and registered with the Early Years, Childcare and Extended Schools Service to redeem Nursery Grants for 3 & 4 year olds, ensuring high standards of pre-school education for your children.

Various education vouchers are also accepted, please enquire.

Our Aims Are:


  • To create a relaxed, family atmosphere in which a child's natural eagerness to learn is encouraged
  • To treat each child as an individual whose abilities and talents are developed
  • To ensure success and the growth of confidence for each child
  • To extend the able and support those with difficulties
  • To develop social awareness and a respect for tolerance, courtesy, self-discipline and the rights of others

The Nursery School Structure

Parent and toddler group :  Every Tuesday at 1.30pm-2.45pm, 50 weeks of the year – an ideal chance to meet the staff and see what the nursery could offer your child

Saplings Room – the starting point for children aged 2 years

Twiglets Room – children aged 3 years

Sycamores Room – for rising 4 year olds – housed in their own room alongside the Preprep in the main school with access to theirown fully enclosed outside space

Chestnuts Room – transition class alongside our Reception Class for those joining the main school the term following 5 years old.

Activities

The Nursery school holds a Sports day, plays and concerts throughout the year and all children are encouraged to participate..     

Parents are not left out with a number of social events and parent open evenings during the year.      

The children are able to integrate with pupils in main school at various events including picnics in the school grounds.

The purpose built nursery offers a free flow environment with secure access to outside.

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About

Children can start at any point during the year but it is recommended that a space is reserved as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Your child is welcome to experience the nursery on Free taster morning of your choice.

A 10% discount is offered to  the first sibling and 15% to the second.

A minibus service is available, mornings and afternoons.

The nursery staff are caring and suitably qualified. The nursery has an ongoing commitment to training.

Discounts are available to nursery children progressing into the reception class.

A uniform is available to give the children a sense of identity.

Ofsted report May 2013

"The staff support and promote children's developing language well."

"The staff provide a stimulating learning environmentt with a range of interesting activities and resources to encourage children to explore and investigate"

"Children benefit from the staff responding to and respecting their interests, likes and dislikes as this encourages them to play and learn".

Full Oftsed 2013 report