Welcome to Kindergarten and Nursery (Age 2¾ to 4 years)
We welcome children into our Kindergarten from the term of their 3rd birthday, provided they are toilet trained. This could be entry in September, January or April. Children are able to start with a minimum of 5 sessions per week (5 half days or 2½ days). These can be increased at the beginning of each new term when your child is ready to cope with a longer day. A maximum of 10 sessions per week (full-time) is offered. Wrap around care is available before school from 8.00am to 8.30am and after school from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. Children move up to Nursery in the September following their 3rd birthday.
Kindergarten and Nursery are accommodated in a purpose-built unit with its own secure outdoor play area. As well as the purposeful, practical activities that take place in the Nursery itself, our children benefit from integration with the rest of the school and access to specialist facilities and teaching such as Singing, Dance, PE and Swimming.
From time to time, your child will bring home an activity to share with you. This may include letter sounds, library books, name cards or letter formation sheets. Children will also be encouraged to bring in items from home for the colour table or the sound table.
Pupils normally progress up to Reception in the September following their 4th birthday.