Nursery

St. Crispins Nursery

There are a variety of full time and part-time sessions available within the nursery. All the sessions are structured and timetabled with a good balance of both indoor and outdoor activities alongside literacy and numeracy activities. The children follow the government EYFS strategy and all our staff are fully trained in this area. We have an excellent staff to pupil ratio.

 

Full Time Education

At St. Crispin’s full time children access the wider range of educational activities on offer. These include music, singing and dancing as well as structured PE sessions, where as well as learning about keeping fit, specific sports are taught, including; tennis, basketball, football and many others. Full time children also visit the ICT suite weekly, and enjoy visits from the Book Bus, Fire Service, Blue Cross and other visiting speakers. All of these activities that are available to full time children are taught by well experienced, fully qualified Level 4 and Level 3 staff together with specialist teachers from the main school.

For those children who attend full time there is an extended learning curriculum so that they do not cover the same work twice. Children within the nursery are encouraged to learn read and write and parents are given tools to help their children develop through home reading and writing exercises. This gives the children an excellent basis for moving on to the Infant department and gives them a ‘head start’ on their learning and progression into the next stage of education. All children are treated as individuals and their individual Learning Journeys reflect this.

 

Part time Sessions

Children age 2+ can attend from a minimum of two afternoon sessions a week and build these up to full time subject to places. At 3+ we would expect children to attend for a minimum of 5 sessions in order that they can access fully the advantages of being in a school environment. Full days can be offered but there is a minimum requirement of two days for 2+ and 3 days for 3+.

 

NEG Funded/ Nursery Vouchers

The Nursery is funded by the NEG grant and the School accept the various child care voucher schemes that are available.

 

Breakfast Club and Aftercare:

Children from 3+ can stay until 5.00 if parents would like them to do so. We have a Breakfast Club and Aftercare service which can be booked as and when necessary. Charges vary according to the age of the child.