We would love to welcome you to our nursery...
We have a wonderful purpose built environment with a large outdoor area and we are proud to be part of the wider school. Attending a school nursery has the added benefits of access to the wider school facilities and highly trained early years practitioners working alongside your child. Being part of a school also aids that transition that your child will make when they move into a Reception setting.
Following the Early Years Foundation curriculum we plan and provide learning experiences and exciting opportunities for your child to learn through play. We use your child's interests and learning schemas to support and enhance the environment and provide provocation's for learning. Our aim is to support your child to become curious learners who have a thirst for knowledge. We support them in being ready for their next transition and providing them with lifelong learning skills by giving plenty of opportunities to work on building relationships, understanding how to communicate with others and being independent.
Our nursery is called Meadow Class, a fitting name for our beautiful setting on the edge of the nature reserve. We have family groups, which we name after wild flowers that you may find growing nearby.
Uniform is available and many chose to wear this to promote a sense of identity and belonging but you can chose. We do ask that uniform will support their independence skills. We learn through play and this can get very messy so it's best to have a set of nursery clothes that you don't mind getting messy and possibly stained.
Each child is inducted individually into our setting based on their individual needs and interests, we usually begin this by visiting your child in their home environment and taking the time to get to know them and your family. We work closely with our families to build positive relationships and value your role in your child's development. Why not visit the Nursery tab to get a flavour of our learning experiences and see how we support children's learning. We also have a Facebook page with parent reviews and top tips and learning ideas for home.
"Play is the highest form of research." Albert Einstien
Please contact our school office on 01275 397710 for more information on tours, registering interesting and applying for a nursery place.
Our Nursery is open during term time:
*We now offer Breakfast club from 7.45am*
8.45 - 11.45am
12.15 - 3.15pm
Lunch club available from:
11.45 - 12.15pm
We now offer the opportunity for you to buy sessions alongside your vouchers.
From September 2020 a session costs £18 for three hours.
Lunch club costs £4.25 for supervision and play. Your child just needs to bring their lunch box with them.
Breakfast Club costs £8.50 for the hour and breakfast is provided.
Top tips for preparing to start Nursery.
- Promote independence - expect more from your child, challenge them, resist doing things for them that you know they can do.
- Encourage cooperation - turn responsibilities into games, have predictable routines, give them advanced notice before transitions.
- Encourage team work and turn taking through games.
- Support them to begin using the toilet.
- Share stories about Nursery. (we have made you a social story)
- Listen to how they are feeling.
- Don't put pressure on them to share their day.
- Make goodbyes short and sweet.
- Watch videos we provide as it will help you and your child feel like you know us.
Links to support your child in the Early Years