Nursery provision is offered at all five of our Primary campuses. Children are eligible to join the Nursery class the term following their third birthday. Children are offered 15 hours of Nursery provision either five mornings or five afternoons. Children who are eligible for 30 hours through the Government’s 30 hours childcare scheme may access this using one of our NCEA accredited Childminders. Information is available from Clare Lishman.
Our nurseries are staffed by experienced Early Years teachers who are supported by a full time, experienced Early Years Teaching Assistant. Support from a specialist language assistant is also available. We provide an environment where children learn through play, with more emphasis on the “process” rather than the “end product”. Children are encouraged to make their own choices and are given opportunities to explore and learn, establishing solid foundations on which they can build.
Children learn and develop through playing, exploring, being creative and being asked questions to help their thinking. Our highly qualified early years staff will support your child in developing these skills in a fun and exciting way.