Seedlings Nursery is a purpose built term-time nursery that caters for children between the ages of 2 - 4. The nursery is operated by our school, and we have two nursery rooms that are designed to provide the children in our care with the highest level of early year's education through our child-centred approach. Our highly-skilled, friendly and caring nursery team put the needs and interests of each of our children at the centre of their practise, and we have developed our own innovative curriculum that is designed to support children's development within teach of the 7 areas within the Early Years Framework: communication & language, personal, social and emotional development, physical development, literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design.
We have planned topics that are designed to support each child's natural curiosity about the world around them. Within each topic we have linked high quality curriculum books that will support the children's understanding of each subject area, as well as expose them to high quality texts at all points throughout the year. Developing a love of reading is a priority for our nursery in order to support children's vocabulary development, and we are always adding new books to our extensive nursery book corner! Within our curriculum we also plan for exciting curriculum experiences for our children to take part in. Our curriculum experiences include a trip t the local farm, visits from the emergency services, going on a dinosaur hunt, making porridge for the three bears as well as a visit from Cinderella. We also offer our nursery children weekly sessions with our P.E, Art, Music, Forest School and Performing Arts leads to further support their development in these areas.
To find out more about what your child could learn within our nursery, please feel free to take a look at our bespoke nursery curriculum which can be found on the side on the left-hand side of this page.
Within our curriculum there is also a clear structure for teaching our children key safeguarding lessons that are designed to help the children know how to keep themselves safe, as well as understand the importance of looking after their bodies and key British values. Our nursery is fully inclusive of all protected characteristics, and we teach our children about important equality and diversity themes in order to ensure that everybody is treated equally.
We work very closely with our parents and carers in order to ensure that our children are happy and settle well into our nursery. Each child is assigned a key worker who is available to speak to at the beginning and end of each session. Our key workers will take responsibility for each child's learning and personal development during their time in nursery, and they will also update parents and carers using Tapestry about what their child has been learning about.
Our beautiful nursery environment includes two recently renovated nursery rooms: Serpentine (2 - 3 year-olds) and Burghley (3 - 4 year-old preschoolers), as well as a newly developed nursery garden; Hampton Village. Our nursery rooms have been designed so that each space has designated areas that coned to support each of the seven Early Years developmental areas. Each day our children will take part Tina variety of child and adult led learning activities that are linked to their topic. Our Hampton Village garden offers our nursery children an exciting and engaging outdoor space that has been developed around the theme of role play. It is an integral way of supporting our children's communication and language development, as well as to support their outdoor learning. We have designed a shop, house, fire station, garden centre, campsite, construction site and park area. Outdoor learning is incredibly important within a child’s development, and we use our space to also help our children learn about the natural world through water play, as well as looking after the plants in the garden centre. Within Forest Schools the children enjoy sessions that include taking part in activities such as pond-dipping, playing in the mud kitchen, toasting marshmallows by the camp fire, bug hunting and making natural art with materials found in the environment.
We also offer wrap around childcare outside our nursery times through our school breakfast and after school club, Goslings. Breakfast club opens at 7.45am and after school club finishes at either 4pm or 6pm.
Visits from prospective parents are very welcome, so please do not hesitate to book a tour if you are interested in a place for your child.