Nursery

Overview

The Nursery class runs from 08.40 – 15.20 term time only. Half day sessions are available.

Fees are competitively priced averaged over the academic year with a minimum attendance of 3 part days per week.

As with Reception class, Early Years funding for children under the age of 5 may be offset against fees. Funding is available to all children in the term after their 3rd birthday.

Nursery

We offer the option of 'wrap-around care' from 7:45am – 6:00pm for regular pre-booked sessions.

Curriculum

The staff plan a range of play based and creative learning opportunities which encompass the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework.

The EYFS framework is divided up into seven areas of learning:

Nursery follows the three Prime Areas and four Specific Areas of the EYFS Framework.

Reception Prime Area
Communication and Language
Physical Development
Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Specific Area
Literacy
Mathematics
Understanding the World
Expressive Art and Design
Pre-reading and number skills are introduced and reinforced throughout the year. Specialist teachers are used for Music, Dance and Drama and French.

Particular attention is paid to developing the children's personal, social and emotional skills. Good manners, being kind and sharing are encouraged from day one. Children learn by example and through activities such as circle time and small group sessions.

Facilities
The classroom opens out onto a covered playground which allows for outside learning. The Nursery has full access to the school grounds including the climbing frame, outside space and the gym.

The Nursery is well resourced and benefits from a range of large and small equipment which enables the children to gain confidence and enjoyment whilst learning through play.

Children are offered a mid morning snack of fresh fruit. Nursery children, who are staying the whole day, have lunch in the dining room. Polite table manners are both encouraged and expected.

Communication
Nursery has an open door policy and staff are always available to see parents with queries and concerns. We hold Parent consultations twice a year and parents receive a comprehensive written report about their child’s progress at the end of the academic year.

Admissions Process

Children may be registered for the nursery from any age. To register a child formally, the registration form (which is enclosed with the prospectus) must be filled out and signed by all those with parental responsibility. This must be returned to the School, together with a cheque or bank transfer, for the non-returnable registration fee. At this stage if parents declare any special educational, medical need or disability the School will make all reasonable adjustments for the admissions process.

Upon receipt of the registration form and after meeting the parents a place will be formally offered. Taster days and settling days, which are tailored to the individual child’s requirements will be organised.

Wraparound Care

At GPPS we provide a Wraparound Care service that enables your child to be safely looked after from 7:45am to 6pm.

Breakfast club runs from 7:45am to 8:30am.

After school care runs from 3:30pm to 6pm. From 3:30pm to 4:30pm children are supervised with their homework in the Hall. After this they have a substantial snack, they may then access a variety of activities.

Parents wishing to contact the After School Club from 4.30pm should call 07505 843 749

Wraparound care costs

Breakfast (including breakfast) £3.50

Rate 1 End of school day, leaving before 4:45pm £8

Rate 2:End of school, leaving between 4:45pm and 6pm £12