Early Years

Our Nursery is open from 7.30am–6.00pm, Monday to Friday, for 51 weeks of the year to support working parents. Children can start in our Caterpillar group at 2 years old and move to our Butterflies between the ages of 3-4 years.
In the Nursery and Reception Classes children enjoy learning through play following the Early Learning Goals of the Foundation Stage Curriculum. They develop confidence and independence and a desire to learn.
Aiming to offer the best possible educational start in life, an individual tailored (not uniform) experience supports learning and development in a challenging, nurturing environment that stimulates imagination and encourages exploration and discovery.

Opportunities are provided for children to express themselves through Language, Art, Music, Dance and role play. In addition they learn social skills through interaction with their peers , learning how to share, take turns, wait patiently and listen. They also mix with the Prep school children at break times and eat a home cooked lunch with them in the dining hall and so gain the confidence of being with and around older children. In fact the Nursery benefits from access to all the schools facilities and the children take part in whole school events such as theme weeks, plays, assemblies and Sports Day.

Assuming they have been registered by the end of the Spring Term, children who attend our Nursery have a guaranteed place into our Reception class. Our Reception and Nursery staff work closely together to ensure children are relaxed and happy in their transition from Nursery into the Pre-Prep. As the year progresses the older Nursery and Reception classes spend more time together and build links through shared activities.

Nursery Fees and Sessions
(We accept Nursery Vouchers as well as 15 and 30 Hour Funding)

Morning 8.00am - 1.00pm: £5.00 per hour
7.30 - 8.00am: £5.00
Day 8.00am - 3.30pm: £5.00 per hour
School Day 8.45am - 3.30pm: £5.00 per hour
Full Day 8.00am - 6.00pm: £4.50 per hour
Afternoon 1pm - 6pm: £5.00 per hour

Additional booked hours (subject to availability): £6.00 per hour
Late pick-up: £5.00 per 10 mins
Breakfast: £1.50
Hot Lunch: £3.60
Tea: £2.00
snacks & drinks provided for all sessions