Our nursery is at the heart of Dartford. Our Nursery offers both 30 hour and 15 hour provisions for children from 3 years old. We are attached to the main school with our own safe, outdoor play area. As part of the school, we are lucky enough to be able to enjoy the school facilities including the hall and the library.
Meeting individual needs of all children lies at the heart of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and we deliver personalised learning, development and care to help children get the best possible start in life. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum is planned in conjunction with the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for three and four year olds. This approach ensures an holistic approach that encompasses social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic development. Please see our Curriculum page for more information on how we learn in Nursery.
Clockwise from top left: Nursery climbing frame, custom sand pit, Nursery lunch room, Nursery toilets, outside story telling area
Pupils are given many high quality opportunities to develop their curiosity and creativity. They are encouraged to use their imagination, for example when thinking of ways to praise a friend, and are taught to respect the feelings and viewpoints of others.
Pupils are engaged and motivated by the way teachers present and teach the well-planned curriculum. This not only ensures that good learning takes place but makes a strong contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Teaching assistants make a strong contribution to the good learning taking place, especially when pupils with special educational needs are taught in small groups outside the classroom. They work in very close partnership with teachers and bring an additional range of helpful skills and experiences into the classrooms.