Welcome to the Nursery Class Page
The school is situated in a picturesque location in Hazlemere, High Wycombe. It occupies a detached building with plenty of natural light and spacious, beautifully decorated classrooms. The school has been refurbished to high standards and is equipped with quality resources to support and encourage children’s development and learning.
There is a large garden for children to enjoy, we value the opportunity to be outdoors and take our fun and learning outside for a considerable amount of time every day.
Hazlemere Church of England Nursery class offers morning and full school day sessions. Please use the booking forms.
Healthy snacks, water and milk are served every day. If your child is staying all day you are able to book a hot lunch. A varied, well balanced and delicious menu is created by experienced chefs for each week, as provided by BHS.
We accept children from three years old until school age. We encourage families to visit us as early as possible to register for a place.
Nursery Recommended Reading List
How to help young children learn at home
You can help your child to learn through the little things you do with them, for example:
- everyday conversations
- make-believe play
- games with numbers or letters
- reading together
- involving them in the things you are doing, such as household chores, and talking with them about it
Find ideas for new things you can try at Hungry Little Minds.
You do not need to set separate time or plan complicated activities dedicated
to learning. These activities can be incorporated into everyday life and play.
You know your child best. Avoid forcing them into lengthy planned activities if they naturally respond better to a mix of shorter activities. This can stop them getting bored or frustrated and keep them active, interested and learning through things they enjoy.
Keeping a routine
Do not worry about trying to keep to the full routine that your child had in nursery or with their childcare provider. But children will feel more comfortable with a predictable routine, so try to make sure they:
- get up and go to bed at the same time each day
- have regular meal times
- turn off any electronic devices, including the TV, at least an hour before bedtime
Young children should be active for at least 3 hours a day in total.
It is also good to get some fresh air every day. If you do not have a garden and are taking children outside to exercise.
While inside, there are plenty of things you can do to keep children active, such as:
- playing hide-and-seek
- seeing who can do the most star jumps
- making an obstacle course
- playing music and having a dance-off
Television and using digital devices
There are lots of ways to help your child to learn such as reading together and make-believe play. You can also use what children have watched on television or the internet to help their learning. Talk with them about what they are watching or use their favourite TV characters in other games and activities.
Digital devices such as a laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone can help some children learn. If your child does use them, try downloading some apps that will help them learn.
Set age-appropriate parental controls on any devices young children are using and supervise their use of websites and apps. See advice on keeping them safe online.
Try sharing things your child makes with your friends and family online and encourage others to do the same. Your child might enjoy seeing things they have made on the screen or seeing what other children have done.
You can also visit Hungry Little Minds for ideas of activities to do together without using a device.