Our Nursery caters for 2.5 year olds to 4 year olds, 8am to 5pm, term time only. Our team consists of; a nursery manager, along with a full time deputy and assistants. Our highly experienced, passionate and motivated team is supplemented by St John’s School PE, Swimming, Music and Spanish teachers, who provide age-appropriate learning. We are far more than a child–minding centre, and make up an integral part of St John’s School.
As part of the school, we are lucky enough to be able to enjoy all the school facilities including the sports hall, the extensive playing fields, Welly Boot Camp, in addition to a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool. This allows our youngest children the opportunity to access fun lessons, which we consider essential with so many water hazards and amenities in the local area. Older children from the school often help within Nursery and this contributes to a smooth transition for those moving through to ‘big school’ in Reception at St John’s, which we would hope to be the majority! There is also a constant interaction between Nursery, Reception and Year 1, the sharing of resources in addition to team teaching, so that all children benefit from staff skills, enthusiasm and professionalism.
As well as a package of comprehensive care throughout the day, children receive a mid-morning snack, a healthy lunch in our nursery dining area and a light tea in the afternoon. There is a small charge for lunch and afternoon tea in the Nursery or you can bring a packed lunch for your child.
St John’s Nursery is subject to Independent School Inspections on a regular basis and receives glowing praise for the academic and pastoral support, along with the opportunity to enjoy the excellent school facilities.
Our Nursery follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and our own method of inquiry based learning which allows us to create an environment that encourages children to inquire, explore, question, investigate, create, imagine and most importantly have fun!
Our children are encouraged to learn through play and exploration, making full use of our indoor and outdoor learning environment.
We encourage parents to come into Nursery, to see our facilities and discuss the needs of their children. Children join us for taster sessions before joining Nursery and these can take place at any point during the term. We welcome the opportunity to show parents and children what Nursery Life is really like.
If you would like to arrange a visit call 01395 513984