‘Outstanding’ Nursery Provision For 2-4 Year Olds
This is where it all starts – a bright and cheerful suite of rooms located in the Junior School. Our small, friendly Nursery offers flexible provision for children at the start of their school lives, with both full and part time places available for children aged two and over. We offer term-time and holiday club, providing 42 weeks’ provision through the year. Our staff of qualified and experienced Early Years Practitioners, led by Mrs Banyard, work closely with parents to ensure that each child’s individual needs are met in a safe, caring and stimulating environment that exceeds the requirements of the Early Years curriculum. Throughout their time in the Nursery, the children’s progress is monitored, both formally and informally, and parents receive regular reports on their child’s achievements.
Children are provided with opportunities to learn through play and exploration, both of their own initiative and through staff-led activities. Social skills, emotional development, routines and values are of paramount importance at this stage, and these are promoted through our structured learning programme. Fine motor and cognitive skills are encouraged and we emphasise the acquisition of language, reading and writing skills. Children have an opportunity to take part in weekly PE and music sessions.
Weekly yoga, taekwondo and ballet sessions are offered as extra-curricular options. Download our latest Extra-Curricular Booklet.
Children benefit from ready access to a variety of outdoor spaces including a beautiful woodland space where the natural environment is used as an ‘outdoor classroom’ with our qualified Forest School leader. Singing, imaginative role-play, music and story time are just some of the inspiring activities that take place in Forest School.
As part of the admissions process we welcome and encourage parents to book a taster session in the Nursery. This allows you and your child to experience a typical day and to meet the staff and the other children. We also run termly taster morning events for prospective parents and children to experience our outstanding Nursery first-hand.