We are a County Primary school which admits children age 3 and 4 into our nursery. The nursery intake is 78 each academic year and places are allocated from the waiting list in order of application, unless special circumstances warrant a priority place.
Application forms can be completed in the school year of the child’s second birthday. We admit children in small groups over a short period of time, for five mornings or five afternoons. We also offer a number of 30 hour extended care funded places for those parents who are eligible.
Morning sessions are: 8.30am to 11.30am.
Afternoon sessions are 12.30pm to 3.30pm.
30 hour sessions are 8.30am to 3.30pm
Parents are asked to bring their child into nursery, help them hang up their coats and then bring them to collect their named badge. This is also a useful time to share any relevant information with a member of the nursery team. At the end of the session, children are to be collected from a member of the nursery team.
In the nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework and all the curriculum areas your child will meet in later schooling have their beginnings in the nursery. They are called areas of learning and will help your child to develop socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually. Please see Curriculum Areas for more information on the EYFS.
Learning experiences are planned for the children ensuring that a balance of opportunities is available. Each half term there is a particular focus or theme and our plans are always on display in the nursery.
We aim to create an informal, child centred environment where your child is encouraged to explore, experiment, test ideas, hypothesise and succeed. We believe that first hand experiences are vital to young children and provide a wide range of equipment and materials with which they can investigate and acquire new skills. Drawing on our professional training and expertise, we are able to recognize the learning potential which can be present when your child is playing. We can support and extend their learning, helping them to think, reason, create, imagine, communicate and co-operate. Children enjoy and are strongly motivated by their play and, as they play, they learn.
Parents are always welcome in the nursery, whether to play with your child, to become involved in activities or to help out generally. We are committed to working in partnership with all parents and we greatly welcome, encourage and value parental involvement in the nursery.
We recommend all children wear our uniform, protecting your child's home clothes from badge holes, paint and glue.
Our uniform is as follows:-
Navy Sweatshirt with school motif
Red polo shirt