Our Nursery (Robins)
Darley Dene Nursery is a thriving part of the mainstream school. Along with our Reception Class, it forms our Early Years department.
Our Nursery children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. You can read about this by following this link: https://www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage. This child-led approach allows for 'teaching alongside' as well as direct adult-led activities, such as learning to count, sounds and letters. Children follow the phonics programme, 'Letters and Sounds' (Phase 1).
Our Nursery offers 15 and 30 hour places. There are two options in which 15 hour places can be taken and these are detailed in our admissions policy and application form, found below.
We have a range of ways to stimulate learning through the outdoors. Our school site has a dedicated Forest School area and Miss Stoate is a qualified Forest School teacher. We also have a well equipped outdoor space, just for our Early Years children which includes:
- climbing apparatus
- a mud kitchen
- bikes and trikes
- a 'hill'
We also have a wide range of construction materials for children to explore. We seek to develop children's Mathematics and Language skills through this space as much as possible.
The following are the options for Nursery sessions:
Option 1: 15 hours per week
Monday and Tuesday from 9.00am – 3.00pm
Wednesday morning from 9.00am – 12.00pm
Option 2: 15 hours per week
Wednesday afternoon from 12.15pm – 3.15pm
Thursday and Friday from 9.00am – 3.00pm
Option 3: 30 hours per week
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00 am – 3.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am – 3.15pm
For further information on checking your eligibility for the 30 hours childcare entitlement please visit :https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/family-information-service/choosing-childcare-for-children-and-young-people/paying-for-childcare/30-hours-free-childcare-for-working-parents
The deadline for our April 2020 intake is Friday 14th February 2020. Any application handed in after this date will be treated as a late applicant.
PLACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE SO PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL OFFICE
We have some 30 hour places, stretching across the week, and others for 2 and a half days (Mon, Tues Wed morning) and (Wed afternoon, Thurs, Fri).
To apply for a place at our nursery, please either pop in to see us to get an application form or download the one below. Please read the admissions policy before completing an application. If you have any questions, or would like to arrange a visit, please call the school office on 01932 847674.
30 Hours Childcare Entitlement
To find out more information about 30 hours child care or to apply for your code, please follow the links below.
30 Hours Childcare: for more information about 30 hours child care and how to apply for your code.
Childcare Choices Website: for more information about childcare choices or to apply for your 30 hour childcare code.