Our extensive resources and comprehensive outdoor facilities enrich all areas of the EYFS curriculum and offer a unique educational experience.
Animals are an important feature of nursery life, and outside there is a pets’ corner with hens, guinea pigs and a tortoise. Children are encouraged to help look after the pets and collect the hens’ eggs.
Children are encouraged to take an active part in looking after their environment. The school has achieved the Eco Schools Silver Award and is now working towards Green Flag Status.
Our wild garden, accessed by a stile, is an ideal area for imaginative play, while sensory development can be nurtured among the plants and shrubs of the Quiet Garden. There are vegetable beds, where children plant seeds, nurture the plants and harvest the produce to use in their cookery activities.
Elsewhere, a tarmac area is used year-round for wheeled toys, bats, balls, hoops, climbing and balancing apparatus. We have a wooden playhouse, a climbing frame, a sandpit and a variety of tricycles and play cars.
Indoors, the two-storey nursery school has three downstairs classrooms, a garden room for group activities and a large covered outdoor area for play on rainy days. Upstairs there is a dining room, a rest room and the school office.
The ‘Quiet Room’ houses a book corner with an extensive range of books. There are materials for the development of pre-reading, pre-writing and number skills. There are educational games for phonic work, auditory and visual discrimination, memory, sequencing and patterning, logic work and problem solving, and there is a range of science equipment.
The Main classroom caters for activities which encourage the development of large and small manipulative skills, hand and eye co-ordination, art and craft, music, dance, role play, drama and cooking.
The Conservatory houses sand, water and malleable play, together with an area to focus on language, literacy, mathematics and understanding the world.