logo jpg Welcome to Forty Hill C of E Nursery
Nursery Open Afternoon
Open day on Wednesday 16 November. Book an appointment with the school office. Come and have a look around and chat if you may be interested in a place.

The Nursery team for this year are  Mrs Courtney (Lead Practitoner), Mrs Burd (Deputy Lead Practitioner), Ms McGregor and Mrs Remzi (Nursery Assistants).
Vision statement
We aspire to be a welcoming, happy and caring setting. We aspire to be renowned for the excellent quality of learning and teaching in an environment where Christian values underpin all we do. We aspire to be inclusive where all children are supported, celebrated and challenged into trying their best at all times to achieve their fullest potential.

Attendance at Church is not a pre-requisite for a place in our school nursery; however you need to meet Church attendance criteria should you wish to apply for a place in Reception Class at Forty Hill School. A place at Nursery does NOT guarantee a place in Forty Hill School the following year! Look here for details of admission to Reception.
Starting Nursery
Starting at nursery is a huge step for both children and their parents and carers, so in the early days we welcome you to stay for as long as it is felt necessary for your child to settle.
Session times
Nursery classes are part time and are open during term time only.
Children will attend either five mornings or five afternoons a week.

Monday to Friday (term time only)
Mornings: 08:45 – 11:45
Afternoons: 12.30 – 15.30
Places for September 2017 and onwards
You may apply for places for September 2017 if your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014.

We are also offering mid-year admissions for children with spring and summer birthdays to start at our nursery the term after their third birthday. Our sessions will have a maximum of 22 children per session staffed by 3 to 4 qualified practitioners at all times.
Funding of nursery session
The government provides funding for 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year from the term after your child’s third birthday. We will claim this funding on your behalf on the production of legal documents confirming your child’s date of birth and address. For further details or clarification please contact the school office.

Nursery Curriculum
The content of our curriculum in nursery is based on the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The EYFS sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old.

There are four principles which guide the work of all early years’ practitioners:
    A unique child – every child is unique, is constantly learning with the potential to become resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
    Positive relationships –children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
    Enabling environments – children learn best in environments which respond to their individual needs and where there is a strong partnership between practitioners, parents and carers.
    Learning and development – we recognise that all children develop and learn at different rates and in different ways. Our practice aims to be inclusive no matter the individual needs of the child.

The seven key areas of learning
Practitioners teach children by ensuring there are challenging and playful opportunities to learn across the following seven areas of learning:
– Personal, Social and Emotional Development
– Communication and Language Development
– Physical Development
– Literacy Development
– Mathematical Development
– Understanding the World
– Expressive Arts and Design

Click here for Nursery Information Leaflet.