We celebrate childhood
We are a home from home
Dedicated nursery staff
Curious and creative
Equality and diversity
Empathy and respect
Partnership and dialogue with parents
Child-led and teacher-led activities
About the Nursery
Babies can join from four months old and children can join at any time. We offer full and part time, term-time-only as well as all-year-round. We open at 7:30am and close at 6:00pm. Hot lunches are provided – if your child attends half day, you can choose whether they have lunch. Parents provide a morning fruit snack; we provide water, milk and an afternoon snack. We cater for allergies and special dietary requirements.
We encourage curiosity, exploration and excitement! Children move between rooms when they are ready and at the discretion of the nursery team:
The Baby Room is 4 mths to 27 months, the Toddler Room) 22 mths to 36 mths and Cherubs/Phoenix Risen is age 3 - 4 yrs.
We are open from 7:30am - 6:00pm, giving great flexibility to working parents.
A simple cereal breakfast is offered until 8:00am. At the beginning and end of each day, the children are grouped together to have the opportunity to play with each other.
Planned and individual daily activities allow exploration of the environment and children's interests and passions through play and 'doing'. Partnership with parents supports this ongoing development. Learning is documented in each child's Learning Journey.
Above all, we aim for all children to be happy, learning, positively challenged and ready to start school...
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. The seven areas of learning and development are:
1. Communication and language
2. Physical development
3. Personal, social and emotional development
6. Understanding the world
7. Expressive arts and design
In our well resourced nursery, children learn through inventive play, both adult and child led.
The progress of each child is monitored using their learning journey and ongoing assessments which are shared regularly with parents.
As well as our dedicated nursery staff, we are delighted to provide specialist tuition in music (Sharon Cambell), French (Le Petit Pierrot), Ballet (Rebekah from Sarah Jane School of Dance) and Yoga (Jill Ploumistos).
Houses and Uniform
Children from Cherubs upwards are placed into four houses: Badgers, Bears, Tigers and Wolves. Children earn house-points for effort, achievement and positive behaviour choices. They gain a positive sense of identity by belonging to a house.
There is no uniform for nursery.