Learning to be part of a community begins in Nursery. A short group time in both the morning and the afternoon sessions is where we model and encourage good communication skills and support children’s growth in self- confidence and self-awareness.
In Nursery, the Prime Areas of learning; Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Physical Development form the core of what we do. Successfully engaging in these areas gives the children a firm foundation on which to build and an ability to access a broader curriculum. Topics sparked by the children’s individual interests and passions are reflected in the environment and enrich the activities we offer.
Nursery children also enjoy specialist music sessions and participate in special assemblies with Reception and Key Stage 1, and Early Years have their own nativity.
Before you embark on this important stage of your journey we invite your child to attend for a couple of taster sessions. This will enable you to know if this is the right setting for you and that we can offer all that you are hoping for. We offer flexible sessions from as few as two sessions a week to full time. We will work with you to develop a package that fits you best.
Time to Move on- Transition
When it is time for Nursery children to move up to Reception it is a smooth and seamless process. Children have already developed good relationships with their teachers and are confident in their environment. It is a perfect, gentle introduction to the first part of their formal education.
Nursery children progressing to Reception spend the last half of the Summer Term eating lunch in the school hall with the current Reception class. This sets anxious minds to rest by the time the new school year begins.
In the Summer Term we have a transfer morning where children from our current Nursery class and those joining us from other settings are invited to spend time in their new class with their teachers.
Parents of new Reception children are invited to an information meeting in the Summer Term prior to their children beginning school.