Pre-School or Nursery?
We are very fortunate in Hertfordshire to still have the opportunity to offer Nursery School provision for our three and four year olds.
Nursery Schools offer the opportunity for children to spend the year prior to starting school with children of their own age and level of development. This helps their independence, social skills and enthusiasm for learning to develop in line with expectations and prepares them for the next steps on their educational journey.
For this reason we provide separate indoor and outdoor areas for our Pre-School and Nursery children. By having both these provisions on one site the children have the continuity of staying with us for up to two years before moving on to school.
We have an intake of new children each September and children are organised in groups of mixed age and ability.
We offer two sessions each day - a morning session from 08:30 to 11:30 and an afternoon session from 12:30 to 15:30, five days a week. To assist with sibling "drop-off" times, the first 25 minutes of each session is flexible. Children have the opportunity to work with all staff and in each learning area during their time with us.
Children can join us from the age of 2 years and we are able to offer 15 hours per week FREE early learning to children the term after their 3rd birthday (subject to eligibility). These children are given the opportunity to play and learn within small groups with other similar aged children. A designated, well-experienced key-worker will be assigned to your child. These sessions are a great way of starting the Early Years learning journey and preparing your child for Nursery.
All parents of children attending the Nursery can make use of our on-site daycare provider, Peardrops (term-time only). Children can be cared for between 08:00 and 17:30 (subject to demand). Fees are very reasonable and one-off sessions are available.
We welcome any child with a Special Educational Need and parents will be involved in the development of an individual programme to ensure educational and social interaction. Our sensory room was completed in 2012 and is of great benefit to all our children.
If you would like to visit our Nursery please contact us to arrange an appointment. We are able to offer all children settling sessions to help with their integration into pre-school and nursery life to help them feel safe and supported as they start their learning journey with us.