Nursery

Welcome to the Nursery

Welcome to the Nursery at Edge Grove, where our youngest pupils embark on their educational journey.  The Nursery offers a warm, family atmosphere in a home-from-home environment in Aldenham Village, just a couple of minutes’ drive from the main School site.  The Nursery is a child-centred environment where each child has the opportunity to develop confidence, independence and curiosity about the world around them. We recognise the importance of these early years for your child in the development of character and individuality  and in building social skills.

Our talented and dedicated Nursery staff place the happiness, safety, health and emotional wellbeing of the children at the centre of all they do.

The best way to find out more about our Nursery and how we differ from other providers is to come and visit us – you and your child will be made very welcome, and I look forward to meeting you.

Carys Kalli
Head of Early Years

 

The Nursery Day

Our Nursery children attend a minimum of five mornings a week, with most also attending a number of afternoon sessions in addition.  Specialist lessons (Performing Arts, Physical Education, Modern Foreign Languages and Forest School) are timetabled in the mornings to that every child can take part.

By the time they leave us for Reception at Edge Grove, the vast majority of children are coming to Nursery for full days, to prepare them for the school day in the Junior Department

The Nursery Day

 

Learning in the Nursery

The Edge Grove Nursery curriculum is crafted to ignite your child’s curiosity, allowing them to fully explore and develop their ideas. We believe learning should be motivating, engaging, and fun, opening a world of wonder where personal interests can thrive.

Our approach is a careful blend of child-initiated and adult-led activities which focus on building the children’s foundational skills and understanding.

Your child will be with their Nursery Class Teacher and Learning Assistant for the vast majority of their day, but will also benefit from being taught by specialist staff for Modern Languages (French), Music and Drama, PE and Forest School, with some of these lessons taking place on the main school site.

Nursery Curriculum

200

Books in Nursery Library

4

Specialist lessons per week

15

Stories read each week

"Pupils are highly effective communicators, developing their skills rapidly from the earliest age. They speak eloquently and listen attentively to their teachers and classmates"

ISI Report 2023

"The nurturing environment and the dedication of the staff have been pivotal in her early years of education, and for that, we are immensely thankful."

2024 Parent

"It’s been delightful to witness our child's growing independence. The encouraging environment at the nursery has empowered our child to explore and discover, fostering a sense of self-confidence."

2023 Parent

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