A Warm Welcome!
We opened in September 2015 offering 20 places. We have four members of staff, with varying qualifications from NVQ2 to NVQ4. The Nursery Manager is the School’s Assistant Head, Mrs Horrocks, who has a wealth of educational experience.
We want our nursery children to be confident, happy and ready to try new things in preparation for full time education. We aim to fulfil the needs of parents within our community.
Our dedicated and skilled staff team are committed to providing high quality, structured play and learning opportunities within The Early Years Foundation Stage framework.
Age Range, Opening Times & Fees
Our nursery school accepts children from 3 years old to school age. We offer flexible sessions and nursery vouchers can be used.
Our nursery operates 42 Weeks a year and is open from 8.30am – 4.30pm. The hourly rate is £4.50. You may book in hourly slots, starting on the hour. Fees are paid monthly in advance.
We are registered to accept nursery funding and we operate both Stretched (42 weeks) and Standard (38 weeks) Offers. More about these will be clearly explained upon further inquiry.
We are also offering 30 hours funding wherever possible, please contact us for current availability.
The nursery room is modeled on and set out in the same format as the school classrooms. There are multiple play areas with such things as dressing-up & role play, puzzles and games, cars, trains, building toys e.g. Duplo. We have a messy play area for art & craft activities a quiet area and den for looking at books and a computer area with IPads (time limitation in operation).
Our nursery utilises the school playground when the school children are in class. Along with the freedom this large area affords to play team games they also have the use of the trikes, scooters & bikes, the musical instruments and the fabulous trim trail!
We have a secure children’s cloakroom & toilet facilities within the nursery room.
The Nursery timetable is again modeled on the schools Foundation Stage class timetable. Focused learning takes place around child initiated play and the ‘free flow’ play in the afternoons reflect those routines in our school.
On some afternoons the nursery children and staff spend time in our Foundation Stage to integrate with school life. They also attend our Foundation Stage weekly assembly.
Every child is allocated a Keyworker. This is one of our NVQ3 & NVQ4 level staff. We try to ensure that they are on duty on your child’s first day at the nursery to build a bond and help them settle in.
All children have a mid-morning snack of fruit & milk. We also use this snack time to introduce the children to new foods, which is proving very popular!
Lunch time is between 12pm & 1 pm. During term times we offer the School Hot & Packed Lunches @ £2.15 per meal, payable online in advance. During school holidays children may bring in a meal for us to heat up at 12pm.
We have an optional uniform if parents should wish to purchase this.
A one hour taster session with / without parent is offered before taking up a place.
We cover themes throughout the year such as ‘All About Me’, Autumn, Christmas, Food and Clothing, Space, Animals & Spring, Dinosaurs, ‘Under the Sea’, Summer & Holidays.
Access & Security
Access to the Nursery is operated by intercom at the nursery gate entrance and is answered directly by the nursery team. We only release children to people designated on your child’s ‘Collection Arrangement’ form.
Come and take a look!
All parents are welcome to come and view the Nursery. These appointments can be arranged by telephoning the School Office on 023 9259 3453 or emailing email@example.com