Welcome to our Redhill Nursery page!
Redhill Nursery is part of Redhill Primary School and opened in September 2015 (previously a private pre-school). The Nursery is located in the school grounds to the left of the main school building. At Redhill Nursery we provide a nurturing, caring and safe environment in which children can happily develop and learn to play and work together. We support our children in acquiring skills and attitudes, through routines and expectations, which enable them to enjoy their early years and then make a seamless transition into school. The Nursery is registered for 37 places at any one given time. We cater from rising threes’ to four years of age, fee paying and funded places are available. We offer flexible sessions and have fee paying, 15 and 30 hour funded places. We work in partnership with other local pre-school providers i.e. day- care, childminders and nurseries.
We offer an attractive learning environment consisting of a three roomed Nursery, toilets, an office and kitchen. Our outside environment is attractive and provides many different areas in which to learn through play: Zone 1: immediately down the ramp from the building, Zone 2: the big playground with climbing frame and castle, also home to our two hens! Zone 3: the mini forest area running alongside the Nursery building, the garden and bird areas, the sensory garden, the pond area and the forest school area. All areas are secure.
We have the expertise of Redhill Primary School Deputy Head who is an Early Years specialist and is also the Nursery Manager, who plans our Pre-School Curriculum through the Foundation Stage and Early Learning Goals. The experienced Foundation Stage Co-ordinator supports the team too which aids transition into school too. We have an experienced Nursery Senior Leader who plans activities for the Rising Threes and some areas of the EYFS curriculum, is a key worker and attends all Redhill Primary Staff meetings. We have an additional two experienced Nursery Assistants who are key workers, a support TA, every afternoon, and a part-time administrator. All the Nursery team attend whole school training and events. As a Nursery we use the school facilities as often as possible e.g. PE in the hall, Singing assembly, joining Reception and KS1 assemblies and enjoying the hot school dinners!
The Nursery opens at 8:40 a.m. and closes at 2:50 p.m. Monday to Friday each week in term time. It is open during term time except for Statutory (Bank) Holidays. Exact dates are published in the school calendar each year. We close for 3 staff training days over the school year.
Nursery Number - 01952327253
Nursery bookings are term time only for rising 3-4 year olds. We offer 38 weeks a year. Once an ‘Expression of interest form’ is completed your child‘s name will be put on a waiting list and you will be contacted in the term prior to start date and offered available sessions, with an induction programme to help your child settle more easily. The Manager and Administrator endeavour to accommodate as many of the requested sessions per child, as possible, but there is no guarantee we can support every parents ideal sessions. (See Admissions policy) Our close partnership with other pre-school providers is often a solution to this problem.
The cost of a school dinner is currently £2.10. The children have water with their lunch. This must be booked and paid for one week in advance.
Please make staff aware of any absences due to holidays or illness.
Please can you provide a change of clothes in a named draw string bag which can be left on your child’s peg as children sometimes have a toilet accident or need a change of clothing when participating in messy activities, often preferring their own clothes to those provided by Nursery?
You can read our policies on the Nursery page and School pages.
We produce a Nursery newsletter, about once every three weeks, or more often if needed. This is as a hardcopy and on the website. Please also read Mail on Friday (Redhill Primary School newsletter) as often there are items relevant to Nursery parents too. Other news items will be displayed daily in the Nursery window.
Nursery Sessional Times:
Morning session: 8.40am until 11.40am
Afternoon session: 11.50am until 2.50pm
All day with lunch: 8.40am until 2.50pm.
Please ask a member of staff for more details and costings.