St James’ CofE Nursery, Pre-School and Primary School is a vibrant and happy setting.
We are part of St James’ CofE School and follow the same high standards and school ethos. As the Nursery and Pre-school is in a school setting, we open in term time only. We have a team of fully qualified, nurturing and supportive practitioners; ready to help your children on their way to reaching their full potential and transition into school.
“Provision in the early years remains excellent. Pupils start school with skills that are far below what would be expected for their age. They quickly become inquisitive and responsive learners. This is largely due to the quality of teaching of all the adults in this phase, and the highly stimulating learning environment they have created for pupils to explore. No opportunity is lost to reinforce linking sounds and letters, and number, and to encourage good communication skills.”
Ofsted March 2016
All children, irrespective of religion, gender, skin colour or special needs will be welcomed in by all staff, and all children will be treated equally and as individuals encouraging autonomy and self-worth.
The children are provided with a variety of equipment and materials appropriate to their levels of learning, encouraging them to make their own choices. The nursery/Pre-School follows the guidelines and statutory requirements for The Early Years Foundation Stage incorporating all areas of learning in the planning and teaching of an appropriate curriculum.