- What is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)?
- What age can my child start Nursery?
- What times does Nursery open?
- Is it open all year round?
- School meals and snacks – are they provided?
- Will my child need a uniform?
- How do I apply for a place at Nursery?
- Can I visit the Nursery?
- What are the fees?
- Is there funding to help with the fees?
- How is my child helped to move on to Reception?
- What is the 'Learning for Life' Enrichment Programme?
The EYFS is the stage of children’s development from birth to the end of their first Reception year at school. The EYFS framework describes how Early Years practitioners should work with children and their families to support their development and learning. For detailed information on the EYFS please visit the Department for Education website.
Nursery is open in our School term time, however there is a holiday club facility for our Nursery children during certain weeks. Term Dates and holiday club provision for Nursery children are available here.
Yes. The Nursery children wear a simple light blue jumper with the School’s crest, a sky blue polo shirt, dark blue jogging bottoms and dark shoes that are fastened with velcro. During warmer weather the children can wear dark blue school shorts and a school cap. School uniform is purchased from the School's uniform provider School Blazer.
Yes, we would be delighted to show you around our excellent facilities and learning environments. Visits are an essential part of the Admissions process and provide you with the opportunity to meet key staff in the Nursery and the Prep School.
Email the Admissions team: [email protected]
The School is registered with the Somerset Local Authority to accept Early Years Entitlement funding (EYE) which is effective the term after a child’s third birthday.
We offer the 15 hours’ entitlement to all parents of 3 and 4 year olds; the universal entitlement. We also offer the 30 hours’ entitlement (the extended entitlement) to those working parents who are eligible. Parents can gain more information about this scheme at www.somerset.gov.uk/eye30 or register at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
This is a programme which offers a unique and exciting set of additional developmental and educational benefits, such as Balanceability, Forest School, Computing and Music lessons with Prep School teachers, and physical development programmes, as well as trips and visits. Further information can be found here.