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During the 34-week term-time period The Nursery Class is open from 8.00am to 6.00pm. If you need childcare in the School holidays we have a holiday care provider based on the Prep School campus. Therefore, it is simply one drop-off and pick-up location throughout the year.
We ask for a minimum commitment of five Nursery Sessions. You can choose whichever Sessions you want and book additional ones as and when you need them.
The Nursery Class at Wycliffe is based on introducing educational content in a play centric way. We begin their learning journey in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework within a nurturing environment. We start to teach literacy, phonics, sounds and mathematics in an age appropriate way. Children who attend The Nursery Class will be confident when they start their Reception Class, with a seamless transition into mainstream education.
We provide a strong foundation to your child’s educational journey by providing highly individual attention from our Early Years Foundation Stage experts. The Nursery Class Teacher and Teaching Assistant take time to understand your child’s character and personalise their learning approach to each individual.
As many as we and you believe is necessary to settle in your child.
Other than the termly fee, the only other items you will find on your bill will be optional classes that involve an external Teacher, e.g. Ballet. All meals and snacks, as well as a weekly Swimming lesson, Forest School and Music are all included within the fee.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum with activities planned to support children’s individual needs to enable them to make good progress in all seven areas of learning and development including mathematics and literacy. In addition to this, the children have lessons in PE, Dance, French and Forest School all led by specialist teachers.
The children participate in Forest school sessions every other week throughout the year in all weathers except for extremely extreme!
In their bag, the children need a change of uniform including underwear and socks/tights – please can these be named. They also need to bring a named water bottle each day please. If children are not toilet trained, please provide nappies, wet wipes and nappy sacks.
We provide a calm, nurturing environment, with the emphasis on exploring, building friendships, and having fun to make your child’s first day at Nursery a positive experience where they can begin their learning journey.
The Nursery children wear uniform which is comfortable and perfect for exploring in.
The Nursery and Reception classrooms are in their own Early Years Foundation Stage building. The Nursery class spends time with the Reception teacher in her classroom for some sessions during the week. Therefore the Nursery children are very familiar and comfortable with the Reception classroom and staff. The Nursery class participates fully in the wider school community attending Pre-Prep assembly (for Nursery to Year 2 pupils) once a week where they celebrate achievements and join for annual events such as Harvest festival, The Nativity and Speech day. The transition to Reception is seamless and the children look forward to being the ‘big’ children in the building.
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The Pre-Prep staff will give you regular updates – as often as you need them.
You will have the email address of your child’s Class Teacher whom you can contact with any queries, no matter how small they may be.
Just let us know. We will continue to look after them until you arrive.
All our extra-curricular activities are designed to cultivate individual expression, self-esteem and confidence in our children. These include weekly Swimming and Music lessons; along with regular Forest School, French, Art and Drama. Sports and games are played daily making use of our outdoor facilities wherever possible. All these opportunities are provided within School hours, making room for crucial family time at the weekends.
Children in the Pre-Prep have a hot lunch every day and eat between 12.00pm and 12.30pm. The Pre-Prep staff sit and eat lunch with the children. This helps to ensure that each child is eating a balanced and fulfilling meal and gives the Teacher an opportunity to discuss different food groups and support the learning of good table manners. Alongside a daily hot lunch, healthy refreshments are given to the children at break times and at the end of the School Day.
Our Catering Department are extremely good at dealing with any individual dietary requirements that your child may have.
You can choose to pay your bill by monthly direct debit or on a termly basis. There is a non-refundable Registration Fee of £100 to reserve your place, followed by a £500 deposit to secure your child’s place.
No. Our School approach supports a busy family life and we therefore offer wraparound care, starting with Breakfast Club at 8.00am, with the day finishing at 6.00pm. There are no extra charges for Breakfast Club or after-school care, as this is included in the termly fee.
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