From January 2019, our nursery will be open for 30 hours a week. Please contact us for more information.
Set in beautiful and extensive grounds, our Nursery provides a perfect introduction to school life. We aim to provide a welcoming environment which is inclusive, caring and stimulating, and where our children develop good self-esteem and resilience. In fact, all the data we have clearly shows that the children in Reception who came through our Nursery have higher baseline assessments than those that have come through all other routes.
Our Nursery is staffed by a qualified and experienced teacher, Mrs. Bridget Smithson, supported by early years practitioners, who work closely with parents and carers to encourage the development of every child. The safeguarding of our children is our first priority and our staff are committed to ensuring that children feel safe, happy and cared for.
We encourage all our children to achieve their very best whilst recognising and celebrating our diversity by following the values we share throughout our school. These are: Respect; Caring; Honesty; Teamwork; Tolerance; and Self-Discipline.
Our children learn and develop through imaginative and creative play, interwoven with short, structured adult-let sessions based on Development Matters, the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Their learning is enriched by a range of trips and visits including The British Wildlife Centre. Badger Class is fully integrated into the life of the whole school and attend and participate in a range of events such as the Nativity and special assemblies.