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In line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), we are largely a child-initiated provision encouraging all children to engage in free flow play.  Alongside this provision we plan and deliver focused group tasks and activities based on the children’s needs, concentrating on early social skills, communication skills and physical development as well as all other areas of development matters.

Across our Nursery we encourage children to play, explore, have a go, persevere and try out their own ideas.

We encourage independence at all times and the children are encouraged to find and be responsible for their own resources as well as tidying them away once they have finished. The children are encouraged to share, take turns and co-operate with one another and there is always lots of discussion and modelling if needed whilst they are involved in their tasks.

Hours of Opening

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Morning Session

8.45am - 11.45am

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Whole Day Session 8.45am-3.15pm    

 

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There are three intakes per the academic school year and places are open to children between the ages of 3 and 4 years old. We offer morning sessions or full days when children bring a packed lunch or purchase a school dinner from the kitchen. A combination of the above, for example, some mornings and some full days can be catered for.

The government has created eligibility for free 30 hours childcare for working parents. All the information you need is on the following website

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk 

This website has different sections around tax free childcare, universal 15 hours and 30 hours eligibility and the claiming process.

For further information please contact the School Office.    

 

Who’s Who in the Nursery

The Learning Garden is the name for our Early Years Unit which combines the Nursery and Year R bases and allows the children the opportunity to mix and learn together. The Nursery children are under the care and responsibility of two Early Year’s teachers and all the Early Years staff have key groups. The Nursery children’s key people are the Nursery Practitioners, who are the main point of contact on day to day nursery matters.

 

Teachers      Mrs Leadbeater and Mrs Davis
Nursery Practitioners Mrs Clarke and Mrs Masters

We have two spacious rooms indoors with a garden theme; The Nest and The Burrow. Each room offers different activities which cover all aspects of learning through a play-based curriculum. Further enhancing our provision, we have a superb garden, The Orchard, which is shared with Early Years Reception children.  Opportunities on offer every day are a climbing frame, sand play and water play, a wooded area, mud kitchen, boat, playhouse, den building and our own planting plot which children enjoy caring for.

 

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Useful Links:

 

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