Welcome to Hillsborough Nursery!
We provide childcare for children aged 3 - 4 in a happy, secure and stimulating environment. Children experience a wide range of learning and structured play opportunities according to their age and needs, and we build upon the understanding that each child has already acquired to expand all areas of their learning and development.
We understand that this may be the first time you have left your child in another person's care and we work in partnership with parents / carers to make the transition from home to nursery as smooth as possible.
Meet the Team
Assistant Headteacher for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS): Mrs S Tewson
Nursery Foundation Stage 1 Teacher: Mrs V Westwood
Children will work towards the 17 'Early Learning Goals' that will prepare them for their future learning.
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Develop an interest and awareness of their environment.
- Develop positive self-image and meaningful relationships.
- Develop tolerance, respect, care and understanding of others and the environment.
- Acquire a sense of enjoyment and have a positive attitude to learning.
- Develop independence e.g. dressing, toileting, washing, eating etc.
- Communication and Language
- Listen carefully.
- Communicate with others confidently and with understanding.
- Physical Development.
Reading is at the heart of our learning and we aim to encourage a love of reading right from the start. Children have access to a range of books that will develop their oracy, vocabulary and comprehension.
Children will be introduced to phonics, laying the foundation for the work that starts in Reception.
Children will develop a love of maths through games, songs, rhymes and play.
- Understanding of the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Lunches and Snacks
Each day we provide milk and a healthy snack.
If your child attends full days they will need to bring a packed lunch. Families eligible for Free School Meals have the option to order a school lunch. You will be advised of eligibility when applying for a nursery place.
How to apply for a nursery place
Parents are welcome to visit at any time and fill in an application form. Alternatively you can download an application form and return it to the school office:
Children are admitted on a staggered entry basis to ensure staff are able to help them settle and feel safe in our setting.
Further information on admissions and funding can be found in our Admissions Policy on our polices page.
How can I help my child with their learning and adjusting to nursery?
Please see below a number of resources for you to use to help your child, from establishing routines to help with curriculum areas.