“The Early Years facility is brilliant!” – Nursery and Form I Parent

St Hilda’s Nursery offers a nurturing, stimulating and safe environment, for boys and girls from their third birthday. We offer full wrap around care between 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and participate in the 15 Hours Free Childcare Scheme.

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, the outdoor learning area and are further enhanced with planned outings within the local community. 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 Nursery child:

8:20–8:45 – Busy Fingers – activities to strengthen hands and fingers

8:45–9:00 – Welcome and Register, Nursery jobs, daily routine, weather, days of the week

9:00–9:30 – Adult led activity including Jolly Phonics, French, Maths, Literacy, Outdoor Learning

9:30–10:20 – Outside Child Initiated Learning, (ChIL)

10:20–10: 50 – Snack Time – healthy snack provided

10:50–11:00 – Daily Singing Time

11:00–11:30 – Inside Child Initiated Learning, (ChIL), twice a week Music lessons with a specialist teacher

11:30–11:45 – Story time, Star of the Day, ‘What’s Next’ certificates, Music and Movement

11: 45–Lunch – ‘Lunch and Play Session’ until 1:00 p.m. or ‘Afternoon Session’ until 3:10 p.m.

11:45-12:00 – Morning only children enjoy quiet book and story time before dismissal

The Afternoon Session runs daily and follows a similar routine to the Morning Session.

If you would like to learn more about the Nursery at St Hilda’s School please use the link below to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Prospective Parents, please click here to contact us