Children are able to join our Nursery from the September after their third birthday and many of them follow on from their time in our Pre-Nursery. Our two Nursery classes are housed in the same purpose built building as our Pre–Nursery, and they share their own extensive outdoor area and garden, where playing amoung trees and outside learning is encouraged and part of our daily routine.
The children follow a daily timetable which offers a range of teacher led activities, which will cover teaching a dedicated skill, phonics, maths or a creative aspect, as well as plenty of time for child initiated time, where we encourage the children to use the skills they have learnt, independently. Children in the Nursery also benefit from specialist teachers delivering extra lessons in French, music, PE and swimming every week.
Nursery currently offers the following options:
- Five mornings without lunch (8.00am – midday)
- Five mornings with lunch (8.00 am – 1.00pm
- Five mornings plus any combination of afternoon sessions (8.00 am – 3.15pm)
We allow parents to add additional afternoons each half term to build up to five full days in the Summer term, which helps prepare the children for Reception Entry the following September.
I have very much appreciated the good boundaries and positive behaviour that has been encouraged and modelled so brilliantly. A fun, safe space where she has felt valued. My child has blossomed.Holmewood House Parents