We provide a warm and welcoming environment where the pupils are taught by qualified nursery nurses who work under the direction of an experienced teacher. The School follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which has seven main areas of learning. The implementation of this curriculum is rooted in the ethos of the School and the experience and beliefs of its staff.
The pupils are taught in small groups with a member of staff. Pupils in Nursery learn through play. They are instilled with a love of learning and are prepared well for starting school. We make every attempt to develop pupils’s creative and critical thinking, balancing the need for both pupils and adults to lead the learning. During the Nursery year all of the pupils become more independent and make lasting friendships with their peers and members of staff.
Letters that have been circulated to parents are available for you to view and download here.
The pupils attend either 5 morning or 5 afternoon sessions.
Alternatively we do offer some all-day places. The additional hours are charged at a competitive rate.
There is also the opportunity to extend your child’s session by an hour over the lunch time period. Pupils can bring a packed lunch and eat with their friends, after which there is the opportunity to play circle and board games. There is a small charge for this provision.
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|08:30||-||15:15||all day session|
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Entry to the school for nursery sessions is via the gate in the green fence to the left of the school’s main entrance. Pupils are registered on entry to the classroom for either the morning or afternoon session (08:30 & 12:15 respectively). If you arrive later than 08:45 (for the morning session) or 12:30 (for the afternoon session) then please use the main school entrance.
Please click here for our expectations of punctuality with arrival & collection of your child.
|Mrs Ruth McShane||class teacher|
|Mrs Deborah Burton||nursery nurse|
|Mrs Natalie Jordan||teaching assistant|
|Mrs Madhu Gangani||teaching assistant|
|Mrs Yvonne Lawrence||teaching assistant|
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Please ensure they are wearing comfortable clothing (leggings, jogging bottoms, etc - not tights please). We take off our shoes and socks so footwear that is easy to get on and off works best.
Parents will be informed about details of any school trips throughout the year.
Occasionally we may ask pupils to do some tasks at home to enhance their learning. In the Spring Term pupils will be given a story book to bring home on a weekly basis. We ask that each week pupils draw a picture about the story and bring it into school to share. This is a lovely way to develop your child’s understanding and memory.
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At our school we follow the ‘Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)’. The EYFS framework sets the UK standards for the learning and development for children from birth to five. To support our provision and planning for learning and development we follow the ‘Early Years foundation stage profile’ and we use ‘Early Years outcomes’ to support our judgements.
If you are interested in more detailed information please follow the links below.
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Pupils have access to water throughout the day so they do not need to bring water bottles.
Pupils are provided with a snack of fresh fruit and a carton of milk so they do not need to bring snacks to school.
Pupils have access to the outdoor classroom on a daily basis. Please remember that the British weather is very unpredictable. Pupils do need to come to Nursery suitably dressed each day.
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