Children are welcomed into our Nursery class by a team of caring, knowledgeable and inspiring Early Years Professionals. We work closely with our families to ensure that children have a smooth transition into our setting and thrive whilst they are with us.
Children have a well resourced and carefully planned learning environment to access and plenty of opportunity to become independent learners. There are also small group teaching sessions delivered daily. In Nursery we follow the St Leonard’s Early Years curriculum with a clear focus on developing the three Prime Areas of Learning: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development.
Nursery Staff (from September 2021)
Mrs Rosanne Elson – Nursery Class Teacher
Miss Tanya Johnson – Nursery Nurse
Mrs Alison Neblett – 1:1 TA
Miss Selina Bibi – Nursery TA
Applying for Nursery
Children are able to attend our Nursery from the term after they turn 3 years old. Our intakes are the September, January and April terms. All children are entitled to 15 hours per week. This will be morning or afternoon sessions.
Mornings – 8.30am – 11.30am
Afternoon – 12.15pm – 3.15pm
We also accept children that require 30 hours per week depending on spaces available. You can choose to upgrade to 30 hours per week at a cost of £75. You will need to complete our Nursery Upgrade form and return it to the School Office at the start of the term.
You may be entitled to a funded 30 hour place if both parents are working. You can find out if you are entitled by visiting https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare#content
We also offer wrap around care to our Nursery children at our Breakfast and After School Club.
To apply to our Nursery you must complete the Nursery application form and return it to the School Office. A paper copy is available on request.