Welcome to Nursery

We admit children into our Nursery the term after their third birthday. Because our intake is small, Nursery children are taught in an Early Years Unit with Reception children, which really helps to develop their language, social skills and independence. However, they still have their own Nursery programme tailored to their needs and maturity, which is planned by a trained Early Years teacher.

Nursery runs for four full days, Mondays to Thursdays. We offer up to 30 funded hours, which can be taken between 8.00am and 3.30pm. We offer an early session, between 8.00am and 9.00am, where children can have breakfast if they wish, for a small charge. We also offer a morning session (9.00am til 12.00 noon, or 12.30pm if having lunch), an afternoon session (1.00pm til 3.15pm/ 3.30pm) or a whole day session (9.00am til 3.15pm/ 3.30pm). In addition to our funded provision of early education, an additional hour of childcare can be taken from 3.30pm til 4.30pm at the cost of £5.00 for the hour. 

Nursery benefit from a varied and exciting curriculum. In the mornings they spend some time working in their Nursery group on early literacy and maths skills, as well as having time to choose their own activities. In the afternoons, they experience fun, topic-based activities with Reception, as well as having free choice time, outdoor time and lots of stories too. Personal development, language skills and physical development are key areas of learning for young children, and our Nursery children benefit from two specific PE sessions and a focused circle time session each week to help develop these skills.

Our Nursery is spacious, bright and well equipped, with an outside covered area that we use all year round. We also have a small yard and garden area, a large yard, and a fantastic Early Years playground, with equipment designed especially for younger children. 

Parents are welcome to come and look around the Nursery for a visit prior to admission. Please contact the school office to arrange a time.