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St Hilda’s Pre-Nursery 2-3 Years

St Hilda’s Pre-Nursery is known as Puffins and is for boys and girls aged 2-3 years old. Two highly experienced Early Years Practitioners provide exceptional care and teaching, planning exciting and innovative experiences. These are delivered through a balanced range of adult-led and child-initiated learning, within the classroom environment and the outdoor learning area. All these activities and experiences adhere to the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework and provide the children with a range of opportunities that allow them to achieve secure development in all the seven areas of learning. Children’s individual needs are taken into account at every stage and each child is supported to achieve their very best outcomes.

A typical day in the life of a Pre-Nursery child:

8:15-9:00 Freeplay – textured activities, construction, small world, art and craft, puzzles, etc
9:00-9:10 Daily Timetable and Rhyme Time9:10-10:00
9:10-10:00 Outside CHiL (Child Initiated Learning)
10:00-10:15 Snack Time (health snack provided)10:15-11:30
10:15-11:30 Inside CHiL (Child Initiated Learning)
11:30-11:45 Music and Movement session
11:45-12:00 Quiet Book Time and Story Time
12:00  Home Time

For children staying for the afternoon session, lunch is followed by rest/nap time. The afternoon session runs from 1:00pm to 3:00 pm and follows a similar structure to the morning.

Full wrap around care is available between 7:30am and 6:00 pm on request.

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28 Douglas Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2ES

Limited places available in our Pre-Prep department.  Please visit this page for more information.