At Hurst Green School we also have a Nursery Class. The Nursery is staffed by a fully qualified teacher supported by a highly experienced Nursery Nurse and a teaching assistant (when numbers allow) with a ratio of 1 adult to 8 children.
We are able to take 26 children in our Nursery. Children can start in our Nursery from their third birthday. Offers of Nursery places are sent directly from the school before your child is due to start (please follow the Admissions link above to read our full Nursery Admissions Policy). Once you have confirmed in writing that you accept the place, you will be contacted to confirm your child's starting date and offer a home visit. You and your child will have the opportunity to visit the Nursery prior to starting.
Sessions run every morning from 9:15am to 12:15pm. Young children learn best when they are actively involved in an integrated curriculum, of which carefully structured play is an important part. The children in the Nursery start with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, with the prime areas of learning being:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
Our Nursery has its own separate area within the school and a large, dedicated playground and garden area providing a stimulating learning environment specially geared to the Nursery age group. Whilst it is self contained, the children are included in some activities within the main school such as special performances, helping them with their transition to infant school.