Children can enter our Nursery in the September after their second birthday. All of our places are free and each child is offered five morning sessions per week.
We welcome parents in to the classroom at the beginning and end of each session. We encourage parents to spend the first 15 minutes of the morning playing or reading with their child, and the end of the session looking at or talking about what their child has been doing.
In Nursery, we encourage every child to make a bond with their key person, and to get to know all the other adults who care for them too. We help children to co-operate, play together and build relationships. Every day they share a snack and a drink with their friends, at the time they choose to.
The Nursery has a large main room and secure outdoor area, the whole space is set up as an open plan workshop environment , allowing children easy access to the resources they require. This encourages the children to move around independently making their own choices and decisions about their play and learning experiences.
Young children develop and learn mostly through active play. Quality play is chosen by the child, and promotes high levels of activity and concentration. Staff sensitively observe the children’s play interests and join in when appropriate to extend their learning.
We believe being outdoors is especially important for children, it helps support their physical development, knowledge of the natural world and well being. As well as our own outdoor play area and garden we regularly go out to the larger playgrounds and to explore the pond and spinney within the school grounds.
Nursery opening hours are Monday to Friday 8.30 to 11.30.
If you would like to apply to join our Nursery or the find our more information, please contact us today.