At Burton Hathow Nursery, we strongly believe that learning should be child initiated, and that children should be given the opportunities to fulfil their potential in a safe and nurturing setting. Our roots and ethos are embedded in the EYFS Principles and Reforms and therefore we tailor our learning to the age and stage of development of each individual child.
We believe that if a child feels settled, secure and valued then learning will come naturally. We recognise that all children learn differently and we pride ourselves in being able to meet the needs of each child and their families. We work closely, and in partnership, with parents and carers.
Burton Hathow Nursery is led by Gemma Pearson, an experienced practitioner who is the ambassador for the ethos above. Debbie Robins is the nursery deputy, she has a number of years’ experience and works closely with Miss Pearson to make sure that high standards of learning and development are maintained. The additional members of qualified staff all share the same ethos and vision.
A Typical Day in Nursery
The Nursery session begins from as early 7:45am and children can stay as late at 5:30pm. This provision is available 47 and a half weeks of the year. We also offer term time places, which equate to 38 weeks a year. EYE funding is available for children aged 3 upwards, for either 12 or 15 hours per week, depending upon the number of weeks they choose to attend. We also accept work related vouchers.
Throughout the nursery day, children have the opportunity to learn through child and adult initiated activities. Children also have access to our extensive outdoor facilities for much of the day, if they choose, as well as specialist Forest School and PE sessions. Pre-school children also have the advantage of specialist Spanish teaching twice a week. The children have a healthy morning and afternoon snack, hot lunch and tea if requested by parents.
We take children from their second birthday, regardless of the time of year. Children are welcome to start with us at any time and any age – providing we have availability.
We operate an ‘open door’ policy and invite you to visit us at Burton Hathow Nursery at a time convenient to us both. This will allow you to see the facilities and meet staff before making your final decision.
Prior to your child starting nursery, two members of staff will visit you at home to ensure a smooth transition into the Burton Hathow family. This will allow you to ask any questions and give us the opportunity to get to know you and your child better. It will also give your child confidence before joining us. Your child will then be invited to attend a ‘taster’ session with us.
Nursery fees can be found under the admissions section on the main website. Please come and visit, the children will welcome you and we will all be proud to show you around.