Welcome to the Nursery School

Welcome to the Nursery School

Our Nursery was established in 1999 and is an integral part of Wellington School.

We provide the highest standards of early years education for three and four year olds, helping our children grow into mindful, confident, independent individuals with an enduring love for learning.

Children's happiness and fulfilment always come first and are placed at the heart of our ethos.

Our team is led by a very experienced specialist early years' teacher and lead practitioner.  Every member of our staff recognises the special responsibilities we hold as custodians of these important years and is careful to make the most of these precious opportunities for every child.

Most importantly we want children to play and learn in a nurturing family setting, instilling a love of learning that stays with a child forever.

Children learn by …

Leading their own play
Taking part in play which is guided by adults.

‘Tell me and I forget; Teach me and I may remember; involve me and I learn.’
 

Guided Play

Through a mix of different approaches to helping children learn in our Early Years. 

Children learn…

•    through play
•    by adults modelling
•    through guided learning 
•    direct teaching. 

Sometimes the staff in the Early Years join in with the child’s play, sensitively, to support and extend the learning. We call this learning in the ‘moment’ or guided play.

Learning Skills:

Play is serious learning for a young child, it is the vehicle they use to develop the skills they need to become effective learners. That it is why it is called the Foundation Stage. 

The skills we aim to nurture are…

•    language and communication skills
•    regulation of emotions
•    the ability to be independent
•    to be creative and pursue their own ideas
•    to be resilient in the face of adversity. 

Enrichment:

You can find out all about our Enrichment programme here

Above all, for the children in our care to be kind, considerate, inclusive members of the community.

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