Chase Lane Nursery has an intake of two classes of twenty-six children, run by a qualified teacher, a nursery nurse and a teaching assistant. Where places permit, children are admitted to the Nursery at the start of the term following the child’s third birthday and will be offered a morning or afternoon place taking parental preference into consideration when possible. Each session is three hours long, supervised pack lunch sessions are also available at an additional cost.
The Nursery follows the school's ethos of 'nurturing success'. Success is only achievable in a nurturing and safe environment. First and foremost our Nursery team take pride in ensuring that the children feel happy and safe.
We pack a lot into our timetable in Nursery. Activities are carefully planned to provide as many learning opportunities as possible, both inside and outside. There is a library to which the children have open access and weekly loans. We cook each week; go on weekly 'Welly Walks'; have bikes and scooter time on Tuesdays and weekly music sessions with a specialist teacher. The class even have their own pets (three guinea pigs). At least once every half term the Nursery hold a 'Family Friday' session in which two adult family members are invited into Nursery to join in with the activities.
As well as having access to the school's facilities (including the swimming pool in the summer term and specialist instructors) the Nursery is fortunate to have extensive space and facilities of their own.
Children's progress is closely monitored throughout their time in the Nursery. This takes the form of a learning journey
(book) with records of children's achievements alongside photographs demonstrating progress. The children also have access to cameras so they can record achievements they are proud of. This enables us to provide the best opportunities and highest levels of support. This information is shared with families and either transferred to the reception class or the child's new school.
Quotes from our Nursery pupils:
Amelia - "I love Nursery 'cause all my friends are here and we do lots of fun things."
Saxon - "They're really nice and fun. They play games with us and help us when we fall over or want someone to help us."
Myles - "I like playing in the house and pretending to make dinner."
Isaac - "I like the 'Welly Walks' and playing games in the woods."
Jack - "I like collecting number stones from the sand with toy diggers then putting them in order."
Daisy - "I like playing with the story sacks and telling my friends stories."