Nursery

Nursery School Times

Children attend for half a day either morning or afternoon.

  Nursery Classes
Morning 8.30 - 11.30am
Afternoon 12.30 - 3.30pm

 

A Special Learning Environment

At Tottenhall Nursery we work in close partnership with every family to provide the highest quality learning provision in a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment, enabling your child to grow into confident and independent learners.

Our sensitive, experienced and qualified practitioners continually develop the rich learning environment by planning and providing enriching resources to meet your child’s individual needs whilst extending the experiences they have already gained at home. Here at Tottenhall we recognise that parents need to feel comfortable and secure with their child’s learning environment. To ensure this we operate an ‘open-door’ policy so that parents can discuss any aspect of their child’s development at any time.

We aim to foster your child’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development by offering your child:

  • A key worker, who will act as a special person for your child and will work with you to make educational choices based on your child’s individual needs
  • An environment where your child will feel safe, secure, welcomed, stimulated and challenged
  • First hand experiences which are exciting, fun, purposeful and relevant to their world
  • Long periods of uninterrupted play
  • Time to talk and share through play partnering
  • Opportunities for energetic and physical play
  • Encouragement to be independent, responsible and caring towards their environment and each other
  • Opportunities to observe, investigate and explore their environment

At Tottenhall we value play and believe in its importance as part of the learning process.

A well-stocked library which is frequently updated.

Attendance at nursery does not guarantee a place at a particular school.

Reception

A Special Learning Environment

Within the Foundation Stage at Tottenhall we will offer your child a secure and welcoming environment in which they can learn and grow. Our sensitive, experienced and qualified practitioners will develop a wide range of planned activities that meet your child’s individual needs whilst extending and enriching the experiences they have already gained at home. We foster your child’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development and can offer your child:

  • An environment where they feel secure and welcomed, stimulated and challenged
  • Activities which are exciting, fun, purposeful and relevant
  • Long periods of uninterrupted play and activities
  • Time to talk and share
  • Opportunities for energetic physical play
  • Encouragement to be independent, responsible and caring
  • Opportunities to observe investigate and explore.

Teaching assistants are highly effective in supporting pupils, and some outstanding teaching takes place when they work with individuals and small groups of pupils.