Bishop Challoner Nursery / Toddlers & Tea Event 8 Nov(1 Post)
Bishop Challoner nursery is a thriving and dynamic place to be and I have had the pleasure of being the Head of Nursery since September 2014. Our children are divided across three groups. The youngest, Rainbow group, can join us the term of their third birthday. The other two classes; Dolphins and Butterflies are children aged three and four in their last year before making transition to Reception class.
At Bishop Challoner, we are lucky enough to be able to access all of the facilities on offer to the main school and use the sports fields and gymnasium, climbing “trim trail”, the stage for our Christmas Nativity Play, Chapel and dining hall for more physical activities. Children are also encouraged to join our extra-curricular activities which include mini-gymnastics, ballet and French. We also have visits from the specialist teachers in the school who have shared skills such as language tasters and story times. Our breakfast club and Creche provides wrap-around care for parents who work longer hours and enables children over the age of 3 years extended hours from 7:30am – 6pm.
Forest School is offered one morning a week. The children develop their safety and resilience skills in the outdoor environment. Coupled with all round learning, the children are able to use these skills in all weathers and seasons – monitoring the changes to the site throughout the year.
We focus on the individual child, helping them to develop in a supportive and nurturing environment. The children are encouraged to be free-explorers, independent learners and be resilient in all that they do, having a “can do” attitude to all they tackle. Learning is delivered through a balanced mix of child-initiated and adult-led learning within a more structured preschool environment, giving the older children, a taste of what school may be like in Reception.
Our Catholic ethos enables us to support the children effectively in their Personal and Social development in conjunction with endorsing fundamental British Values. Our children are supported to understand their own emotional intelligence and in turn the feelings and needs of others in a tolerant and inclusive manner. Our setting is widely diverse, coming from a range of backgrounds and cultures and some of the children have English as an Additional Language. Diversity is celebrated and endorsed at Bishop Challoner, all children being a true gift from God, one to be cherished and nurtured.
Join us at our Toddlers and Tea session on the afternoon of 8th November, or arrange an individual visit via admissions@bishopchallonerschoo
Ms Emma Ludlam
Head of Nursery
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