Within the Kindergarten, our Early Years staff follow the EYFS Curriculum to ensure that children enjoy learning through play. It is at this important stage of development that our focus is very much based on nurturing and building each child’s confidence, to make the move into the Reception class and full time education the following year far less daunting. An excellent staff/pupil ratio contributes to this, ensuring that the children receive a high level of individual attention.
The Kindergarten aims to be as flexible as possible to fit in with parents, family and work requirements. It is open from 8.15am until 4.00pm, Monday to Friday, with an early morning drop off facility from 8.00am. Wrap around care is available until 6.00pm at an additional cost.
In order to benefit from the activities organised in the Kindergarten and to assist with settling in and confidence building, we recommend four or five sessions per week, which can be booked on a full or half day basis. Structured play and activities provide the foundation for reading, writing and number work. Creative skills are nurtured and encouraged through painting, drama and musical activity. There are also plenty of opportunities to swim, dance, play games and just have fun!
For the purpose of claiming hourly funding, session times are as follows:
- Morning session, 4 hours: 8.30am-12.30pm (including a morning snack and hot lunch)
- Full day session, 7.5 hours: 8.30am-4.00pm (including a morning snack, hot lunch and afternoon snack)
As an example, a child staying for 5 morning sessions would attend for 20 hours per week, a child staying for 2 and a half days would attend for 19 hours per week.
Nursery Funding and Fees