Our families often observe what sets our Nursery apart is the fact that our children are already learning and so we ask of the children this simple tenet:
‘Come through our door and start to explore’
Our excellent staff ratio ensures that one-to-one attention can often be given and the staff have the time to get to know each child as an individual.
We accept children from 2.5 years old. Children will be able to attend the Nursery flexibly e.g. a flexible number of sessions on the days of their choosing.
We create an environment both indoors and outdoors with a perfect balance of both child-initiated and adult-led activities, that enables children to learn specific skills.
Children will experience well-planned activities led by a teacher and well-qualified teaching assistants and encouraged to tackle challenges independently.
Children follow their interests as well as collaborate with their peers in solving problems. The environment encourages children to become active and motivated learners who develop into competent, confident and capable young people.
In the Early Years, staff base their teaching around the Early Years Foundation Stage. Child-led learning and play-based exploration underpin the approach where learning is supported through positive interaction with adults whose careful questioning, observation, and reflective practice inform their daily practice.
We hope this has given you a strong sense of the importance we place on the Early Years education here at Terra Nova School. We hope you will visit us and experience our wonderful Early Years offering firsthand