A Nursery School Day
Learning, exploring, growing.
The Nursery’s team of dedicated professionals nurture the educational, social and pastoral needs of each and every child within a friendly, caring and happy environment. The timetable is wide and varied ensuring children progress through their Learning Journey in preparation for Reception.
The children can start the day with breakfast and finish it with a hot tea, all served within the Nursery’s own facilities. A typical morning session starts at 8.35am and includes structured free play, circle time, topical activities, outdoor play and story time. Lunch is served at 11.45 and a similar structure is followed in the afternoon until tea.
A wide range of specialist lessons form part of the timetable, including Cheeky Chefs, Computer Wizards, Forest Fun, Gym Joeys, Library, Numeracy, Out and About, Phonics and Literacy, Splashing Seals, Structured Free Play, Tapping Toes, Topical Activities and Tots Tennis.
'Children are particularly well motivated by experienced practitioners who set extremely high standards.'
Taking the curriculum outside, our unique Forest School is located on the doorstep of the main site of the school and has 1.5 acres devoted to wildlife. Complete with pond, it provides an ideal opportunity for hands-on interaction with nature. During fine weather, children can explore nature in the woodland learning about pond life, mini beasts and varieties of plants and trees.
Nursery children enjoy studying the environment. We are careful to ensure that they learn to respect the natural world and we always encourage them to replace the logs and stones that they turn over when hunting for bugs. Some of our Nursery staff have undergone an intensive Forest School training programme which enables them to safely utilise tools and equipment with the children in the Forest School. All areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum can be covered during our Forest School sessions, from counting and sorting leaves for leaf kebabs, to creating a woodland home for a favourite teddy bear!