Our Early Years Department is situated in its own secure building and is open to both girls and boys from 2 years old. Our staff provide the nurturing atmosphere necessary to help settle young children quickly and easily. We are so fortunate here at Notre Dame to be situated within 17 acres of beautiful parkland, that the children in the Early Years are indeed woodland explorers and all children enjoy a weekly outdoor learning experience. We also have a stunning tree house to play in as well as the adventure playground. Our extensive outdoor space allows the use of cars, bikes, sand and water play as well as giving us the opportunity to offer a variety of activities that cover all of the seven areas of learning. The Early Years curriculum is further enhanced with lessons from specialist teachers, such as music and P.E. The older Nursery children (in the year before Reception) are able to benefit from Spanish, swimming, library visits and have the option of dance. These specialist lessons enrich the children’s learning and also make the transition into Reception seamless.