Our Centre provides three core services;
1. Maintained nursery school education for three to four year olds
2. Early access to education for two year olds in our Robin Room
3. Children’s Centre services in our Family Room
This section provides a summary of the provision made by each of the three services, with more detailed information relating to learning and development, and practical organisation outlined in other sections of the brochure.
The Nursery School
The Nursery School offers sixty full-time equivalent places for three to four year olds. This includes forty part-time places and thirty-six full time places, with sixty children in total attending each session. Provision is managed by two class teachers alongside a team of highly experienced nursery nurses and teaching assistants.
Each staff member works closely with a group of children and their families; visiting families at home before settling, supporting the settling process, monitoring progress, and meeting with families to make individual learning plans. Once children are settled they quickly become familiar with all staff. Staff support children’s learning in a range of ways including; leading planned activities, supporting children’s exploration of materials, and modelling and supporting the development of language and skills appropriate to the task at hand.
The environment is spacious, light, and modern with access to a well-equipped outdoor area. Children are able to move between the indoor and outdoor areas throughout the session until story-time.