Welcome to our Nursery page!
Ashmead Nursery offers a caring, exciting and engaging childcare environment for children aged 3 and 4. We also have a small number of spaces for funded 2 year olds, normally for families receiving some form of support to their income. We are able to offer the following sessions:
8:45 to 11.45am Monday to Friday (morning session)
12.15 to 3.15pm Monday to Friday (afternoon session)
Term time only
Your child will be eligible to start Nursery the term after they turn three.
Depending on your circumstances you may qualify for 30 hours funding which would enable your child to attend full days (a lunch cover fee may be payable).
To check your eligibility and for more information on the options available to you please check the Government website: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
We are now accepting admissions for our Nursery for September 2021!
If you would like to register your child for our Nursery, please complete a registration form and return it to the Nursery or school office, either in person or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms can be collected from the school office, Nursery or found below.
Places are limited and fill up fast so get in touch as soon as possible to secure your child's place on our waiting list!
Due to the current circumstances we are unfortunately unable to accommodate visits to Nursery, however please do take a look at the pictures below to get an idea of the wonderful experience your child can have at Ashmead Nursery.
Our admissions policy can be found here.
We hope to see you soon!
At Ashmead Nursery we cater for funded children from 2 years to 4 years old.
We offer a wide and varied curriculum based around the 7 Areas of Learning linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The three Prime Areas of learning are Personal, Social and Emotional development, Communication and Language and Physical Development.
The four Specific Areas of learning that run alongside the Prime Areas are Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
Our environment and staff interaction ensures the children develop to the best of their ability in these key areas of learning. We strive to ensure that at all times we offer a curriculum that is exciting and fun and one that will reflect the school's ethos of learning through experience.
Our Nursery environment
We work hard to make sure our Nursery environment is an exciting and engaging place for our children to be. We make certain there are many opportunities for the development of children's language and communication skills alongside the development of their natural curiosity, inquisitiveness and imagination.
In the first half of the Autumn term we explored the changes in our environment that happened as the weather got colder, we found out about Diwali and had great fun observing what was in the middle of a pumpkin!
Spring Term: Traditional Tales
Can you guess which stories we looked at?
Summer Term First Half: Mini beasts
We have started this term by reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Some useful websites: just click on the link!