The Benefits of Nursery

Attending a nursery linked to the school a child will be attending offers many benefits:

  • Children will begin to build relationships and develop positive associations within the school environment.
  • They are gently introduced to the structure and routine of school life and will have opportunities to see older children going to school.
  • Children can learn within a Nursery which is underpinned by the success and reputation of the Prep School and will benefit from our proven expertise and individual teaching approach.
  • Children experience greater teaching continuity through a progressive curriculum and have an excellent and cohesive platform for a seamless transition into the Pre-Prep.

Joining the Nursery

  • Children join the Nursery in the September following their third birthday, which is the year prior to joining the school in Reception. 
  • We are a term-time nursery school, open five days per week to complement the Pre-Prep and Prep school day for children aged 3 to 4 years.
  • Children may attend either five mornings sessions, five full day sessions or five mornings sessions plus a minimum of two afternoon sessions.
  • Offers to join the nursery are issued on a first come, first served basis 12 months before the nursery start date.
  • Nursery Offers are only made to children who are already registered to join Reception the following year.
  • There is no additional registration process for the Nursery. On registration for Reception entry your child will automatically be offered a place in the Nursery 12 months before the Nursery start date. If the start date is less than 12 months then they will be offered a place immediately, provided that their are still places remaining.
  • Should you decline this nursery place offer, there may be an opportunity to request a place in the nursery at a later date, but this will be subject to availability.
  • Please note that a place in Reception is not dependent on accepting a place in the Nursery.

Nursery times harmonise with morning start times at the Prep and Prep-Prep providing parents with a single drop off and closer proximity to any older siblings.

As children learn more about themselves and the world around them, their year at nursery provides a natural, welcoming, and comprehensive prologue to starting school.