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Nursery & Pre-School

Our Nursery

St. Andrew’s Nursery class will provide your child with an excellent start to their education – firm foundations upon which the rest of their learning in school will be built.

‘St Andrew’s is a happy and harmonious school. Its strong ethos and values permeate all aspects of school life. The majority of parents and carers who responded to Ofsted’s online questionnaire, Parent View, said that they would recommend the school to other parents. One commented ‘It’s a loving school, one big happy family.’’ (Ofsted May 2018).

The Foundation Stage staff work as a team, focussing on the all-round development of your child with particular emphasis on their personal and social development.

As part of the Nursery class, your child will take part in all of our whole school activities, such as our church services and Collective Worship in the school hall. The class regularly come to the main school for PE and use the school grounds for Forest School activities.

Our Nursery is attractive and well-resourced. We bring our children’s learning experiences to life through links with our local environment, by bringing real experiences into the unit or taking them out to explore the world around them.

We invite and welcome your child as an individual who will be nurtured and allowed to grow at his/her own pace in a secure, happy and stimulating environment.

We work closely alongside Bobtails Pre-school which operates in the adjoining building to our Nursery. The two settings together provide the opportunity to extend your child’s provision to include a lunch club, or indeed a day’s care Monday – Friday if you should wish to do so.

Why don’t you come and see our Nursery for yourself and find out more?  We would be happy to show you around.

Bobtails Playgroup

Bobtails Playgroup is situated on our school site and since 2011 it has occupied a brand new, purpose-built building adjoining our Foundation Stage.

Bobtails currently runs every weekday morning, during term time from 9.00 am – 12:00 noon

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only, Bobtails also run a lunch club from 12:00 noon -13:00 pm (the children will need to bring their own packed lunch) and an afternoon session from 12.30 pm -15:30 pm.

Bobtails Playgroup aims to provide a happy and relaxed environment where children can learn and develop their skills through play and structured activities in a safe, caring environment.

St Andrew’s C of E VC Primary School Nursery Children

Currently, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Bobtails Playgroup can offer 2 options for children who attend St Andrew’s Nursery:

  • lunch club or a
  • full afternoon session

They will need to bring a packed lunch with them for either session.  The children can attend straight from their morning session at Nursery. Bobtails staff will collect them from the Nursery adjoining door at 11.45.