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Nursery

Nursery

Most children begin their journey through The Children’s House at the Nursery.  They can join from the age of two and a half years and in the first term, spend mornings-only at school.  From the second term onwards, parents can opt to send their child to Nursery for a full school day.

At the beginning of the year in which they turn four, children join a full-day pre-reception class. All Nursery children are placed in small classes led by a qualified teacher and a teaching assistant.  Because we staff the school with such high adult/child ratios, we can observe and interact with children constantly.  We know the children well and can offer individualised learning all the way through the school. 

Children begin each morning and afternoon session with their teacher and enjoy a whole-class learning focus together.  Related activities are set up on tables.  Children access a full range of practical activities, from role-play to writing.  Whatever the learning focus, we ensure learning is enjoyable, creative and hands-on.

Specialist teachers visit the Nursery to deliver lessons in both Spanish and dance.  We also bring a range of visitors into the school to deliver storytelling, puppet shows, drumming, animal workshops etc.  Children are given regular outdoor experiences through timetabled visits to the Almorah Gardens, King Henry’s Walk Community Garden and the Upper School playground.