Finding the right nursery for your child is essential for their optimum growth and development, and for your peace of mind.
We aim to provide a happy and relaxed environment where the children are encouraged to develop their self-confidence, sense of independence and social skills.
Children take part in a huge range of activities across the day, including music and movement, arts and craft, yoga, gymnastics, drama and cookery, French and Spanish.
Our Montessori Nursery encompasses two large, bright premises, each with outside garden space and play areas.
Children can join us from the age of two years old in the Nursery for a minimum of three mornings a week along with any afternoon sessions that you would like them to take part in.
Around the time that children turn three, they move into our Upper Nursery where they are expected to attend at least five mornings a week along with any additional afternoon sessions.
Older Nursery children can also choose to move up to join the "Pre-Reception" Montessori classroom at the Preparatory School where they benefit from specialist teaching in Art, Music, Drama and Sport, and can access the indoor and outdoor playgrounds.
This helps to provide a seamless transition across the EYFS settings and support pupils' learning as they "move up" into Reception.
The children in the Lower and Upper Nursery are included in the termly events which are planned together with the Preparatory School and make regular visits up to the Prep school to do music, sports and art.
The children participate in "House Days," (such as Sports Day and the SHS "Run-a-thon"), International Day, Charity Fundraising activities, and community events such as Harvest Festival.
In addition, they get the opportunity to meet local authors, illustrators and musicians from within the local community and take part in storytelling and creative workshops, and listen to musical performances.
Nursery children who only do half-day sessions can opt to attend Lunch Club. Children in the Upper and Lower Nursery who stay for lunch can choose to have a lunch from Naked Nosh (the school caterers), or a packed lunch which parents send to school. The Naked Nosh menu can be adjusted according to individuals' allergies and intolerances.
All children have a snack in the morning sessions which is provided by parents.
To encourage healthy eating habits, we request that only fruit or vegetables are brought into the school for snacktime, rather than sugary snacks, crisps, or junk food.