Robin Hood Nursery
Robin Hood Nursery has a potential capacity for 120 children aged between 3-4 years old. 60 of these places are for our morning sessions and 60 places in our afternoon sessions. We do offer full time places, and this does have an impact of the availability of some of our more popular sessions as we begin to reach full capacity. We do operate a waiting list system for spaces in the Nursery and children are admitted in order as close to their third birthday as possible. Unfortunately, there is no wrap around care for our Nursery children and so breakfast club and afterschool club are unavailable until children move through into our Reception classes.
We have a large indoor space in which our indoor provision is set up to support children make good progress in all areas of the EYFS curriculum. We have made many changes to the indoor setting over the past twelve months to creative an engaging and stimulating environment which supports children in their learning journey. Our extensive, secure outdoor area is about to undergo some redevelopment with some road markings and some pavement games which is very exciting! We also have a large grassed area, climbing equipment, a hard-floored lower playground for bikes and gross motor activities, a mud kitchen, water wall and a large sandpit.
Please take the time to visit our virtual tour to view our setting in more detail.
Children will have the opportunity to have milk and fruit in a picnic style carpet activity and this takes place midway through the nursery session. We have 5 smaller child sized toilets and sinks which are freely accessible to children throughout the setting and a changing suite based next door for any intimate changing which might need to take place. The Nursery is very close to a large hall where the full-time children have their lunch, where our PE sessions take place and where we have our school celebrations and shows. On the school site we are incredibly lucky to have a Forest school environment and Orchard which is safe and enclosed where groups of children can visit and explore nature and insects in their natural habitats.
All the Nursery team regularly take part in professional development courses including phonics training focused primarily on the delivery of the letters and sounds program. All staff hold current safeguarding qualifications and have attended Makaton training delivered by the City Hospital Training Team. As a school we try to incorporate Makaton into all that we do to support communication and language. Miss Kathryn Clough is our school Makaton Champion.
As a school we believe in strong communication between home and school is essential to support effective learning and progress. All children will have a Learning Log where they are able to record stories read at home and for parents to write messages or ask any questions you wish to ask of your child’s keyworker.
Paper copies of all documents and policies on the website are available from the school office.