The Day Nursery is for children who are 6 months to rising 2 years.
The Pre-School section is for children who are rising 3 and rising 4 years.
The parents choosing the Pre-School will be looking to enter schools which have no formal assessment process on academia but an all-round learning environment for children from all different types of educational environments. This includes children who are entering local state schools or religious based schools where the allocation criteria is set according to locality or religion, or children who are entering fee paying non-selective schools. The Pre-School section allows children to continue with their choice of a variety of session timings.
We believe the early years in a child’s life is a period of rapid growth and development therefore we offer a unique environment promoting continuity and choice throughout the child’s early years. Our primary aim is to help children feel secure and loved and to enjoy a variety of well planned activities under the three prime areas.
We provide a separate planner for the daily and weekly routines and a weekly newsletter that incorporates all the activities on the mats and the tables and the purpose behind why they are being set out (except for Cherry class who send out a monthly newsletter).
The rooms are set out under the prime areas so children can access and experience all activities under each learning area. The children within their environment are visually exposed to literacy and numeracy so it becomes part of their everyday world. The ground floor classrooms are glazed from floor to ceiling so children have the exposure to seeing all age groups interacting in the gardens. The classrooms have a lot of light and the children have direct access on to the gardens.
The children within the Day Nursery from 6 months to rising three have a specialist music session twice a week and our rising 2s are introduced to our P.E. teacher weekly.