Our youngest children feel at home in our happy, bright and colourful Nursery, which is an integral part of the school and provides the best possible start for children as they enter school. Our well qualified, experienced and caring staff will quickly build a close relationship with you and your young child to ensure that he or she will soon feel special, secure and confident as they begin their educational journey in school.
Play underpins all development and learning for young children. Children learn happily through a carefully blended mixture of child initiated and teacher directed activities, both inside and outside the classroom, developing their knowledge and skills, building the foundations for their future learning. From a thorough knowledge of each child’s understanding and progress the Nursery teacher and two Nursery Nurses support the children to learn with enjoyment and challenge and guide the children to the next stage of experience or learning as and when they are ready to move on.
Specialist teaching in French, Music and Physical Education complement other learning activities providing an extra stimulus for the children’s language, creative and physical development.
Children start Nursery in the September after their third birthday attending for a minimum of five mornings a week from 8:30am - 11:55am. However, once your child is ready he or she may attend for the whole day on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (part-time) or every day (full-time). Children attending for the whole day finish at 3:00pm. Other individual options for afternoon sessions are available on request.
Nursery children enjoy being part of the main school and particularly welcome joining everyone in a whole school assembly each week. Older siblings take great pride in seeing their younger brothers and sisters join in the stories, songs and prayers.
By the time children leave Nursery, they are fully prepared to embark on the next phase of their learning journey in Reception with confidence and enthusiasm.
We have produced an information booklet for Nursery & Reception Parents. This booklet will give you some of the daily information that you need as your child starts in Nursery or Reception and an outline of the Foundation Stage Curriculum.
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