Nursery (girls and boys 3-4 years)

Our Nursery provision is Outstanding (ISI Inspection Report). Our staff are highly trained and exceptionally well qualified, which means the children experience an unrivalled quality of care and education. Every day we provide imaginative, creative and stimulating learning opportunities. Nursery staff are dedicated to communicating with parents, working together in partnership to ensure that children are thriving and making progress in their learning.

“Whatever magic it is that the Head and her team are working that seems to result in so many smiling faces; don’t change it!”– Current Parent

Our Nursery & Juniors Video

 

Please see our Nursery Booklet for information on getting started.

Our dedicated Nursery staff nurture and care for every child, getting to know them and their families in depth. Nursery staff start with the child’s interests and build on these to deliver exciting and creative learning and development opportunities which are deeply rooted in learning through play.

In Nursery we follow the EYFS Curriculum with its seven areas of Learning and Development – three prime areas – Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, and four specific areas – Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design.

Outdoor and physical education is embedded in our daily activity – “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing” –waterproofs and wellies are an essential item on our uniform list – so that Nursery children can learn and play outside all the year round. The outdoor environment provides a rich, natural space for learning and developing young minds. Our Forest School and Physical Education sessions are part of our learning resources. Nursery children are taught once a week by our specialist P.E. teachers. In P.E sessions, we develop children’s gross and motor skills and coordination and teach them essential skills, whilst our Forest School sessions allow children to explore their natural surroundings using their senses to learn about the world around them.

Throughout the year, we focus on building relationships, growing in independence and becoming independent learners. In Nursery, we lay the foundations for the transition onto Prep I in a nurturing and exciting learning environment making certain that our Nursery children transition seamlessly into the Junior School.