As children journey through their Early Years at Hazlemere Church of England School they become confident learners who enjoy mastering new skills and discovering more about themselves and the world around them. As a School Nursery, we make education accessible and fun, harnessing a child’s naturally inquisitive nature and using this to develop an engaging curriculum.
As a School Nursery we also benefit from being part of a high-achieving educational establishment which embeds the pillars of excellent academics from an early age. Children and families also feel a sense of belonging thanks to our small one form entry school, individualised learning approach and wonderful learning environment.
We would love for you to see for yourself how happy, engaged and excited our children are, in our Nursery setting. Please do not hesitate to get in touch.
For further information on our nursery admissions and applications please follow the link below.
We recognise that all children learn in different ways. Children are nurtured in a supportive, vibrant environment; specifically designed to stimulate the learning process. Children are motivated to enjoy learning: This results in pupils who are happy, safe, resilient and confident (skills often noted by educational visitors to our school). Children will develop the skills needed to succeed under any circumstances and know that they can achieve whatever they aim to.
We firmly believe in putting children first, they are our future leaders and we MUST provide an environment to ensure they fulfil their potential. At the heart of the vision is a desire to provide a warm, welcoming, inspiring environment that enriches the lives of all pupils. Whilst instilling and developing traditional values of honesty, trust, kindness, respect for all – based on individual responsibility and partnership.
Pupils are taught in a bright, stimulating environment that is language rich. Learning activities take place in and out of the classroom. Staff ensure that learning activities come from children as well as being adult-led. This helps staff to develop curious learners, stemming from children’s natural inquisitiveness that can develop their critical thinking skills.
We recognise that all children are unique, each child has their own talents, interests and experiences. Relationships with talented and qualified EYFS staff ensures that these young children develop into confident learners. Primarily children in EYFS learn through play and the curriculum is shaped to support this. Children learn by leading their own play and taking part in play led by adults. Children develop language, social, emotional, creative and intellectual skills through play as this is the tool that children use to explore and discover the world around them. Adults provide time, space and resources that develop children’s curiosity. Through play all academic and necessary social skills are developed. Towards the end of their year in Reception, to prepare for increased formal learning, children begin to participate in more adult-led activities.
30 Hour Funding
Working families may be able to get up to 30 hours free childcare, for 3 and 4 year old children. This means they can attend all week.
To be eligible for the additional 15 hours funding you must meet the following criteria:
- You, and any partner, must each expect to earn wages equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage as a minimum.
- If you, or your partner, are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or you’re unable to work because you are disabled or have caring responsibilities, you could still be eligible.
- You can’t get 30 hours free childcare if you, or your partner, expect to earn £100,000 or more.
Your child can start in their childcare place the term after they turn 3 years old and have received a valid 30 hours code, whichever is later. Term start dates are 1st September, 1stJanuary and 1st April.
You may get asked for further information as part of your application, so apply well ahead of the start date for each term.
To keep your 30 hours free childcare place you need to check your details are up to date every 3 months. You will receive reminders to do this.
To check if you are eligible for a 30 hours (full time) funded place please visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk and then give the code to the Office Staff to secure your child’s place.
Further information from the Government can be found here.