Nursery Education and Nursery Plus
Admissions to nursery school take place in the September following their 3rd birthday. Nursery schooling, in both English and Welsh medium schools within the Authority, is provided on the basis of 5 x 2.5 hour sessions per week, for each child.
Nursery Plus is a fee paying child care service which we offer to provide full daycare provision for busy working parents or to complement the half day session children are entitled to in school.
Parents who access Nursery Plus may be entitled to the funded free childcare scheme offered by Welsh Government if your child is aged 3-4 and you work more than 16 hours per week.
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In Nursery Plus we work very closely with the Early Years unit in school and provide this additional service or 'wraparound care' which parents book and pay for in advance to meet their needs.
The children spend part of their time with us and then continue the rest of the day in school. Throughout the year we help the children reach for the next step in their learning through observing the children and developing their ideas, and providing opportunities for children to be actively involved in their own learning.
In our full day care setting we follow the Curiosity Approach® inspired by Reggio Emilia, Montessori and Steiner, as well as the curriculum of New Zealand, Te Whariki. The Curiosity Approach®embeds these great philosophies bringing a modern day approach to Early Years, aimed at igniting passion, awe and wonder back into play. We are proud to stand on the shoulders of giants and promote a sense of curiosity allowing children plenty of chances to investigate and explore.
We also have free flow between the indoor classroom and the outdoor classroom. Each week we will introduce new interests to inspire and promote curiosity. Children are encouraged to pursue their own interests and we are always learning from them! The children have daily access to Continuous provision which includes: Sand, Water, Craft, Small World, Home Corner, Construction, Interactive Whiteboard, Outside Play including Digging area and Sand, Playdough, and many more besides!
We have healthy snacks, which include fruit, yoghurt, biscuit, pancakes, toast or crumpets, and we have milk or water to drink.
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