Welcome to our Nursery
Welcome to our Nursery
Westminster Nursery School is maintained by the local authority and employs qualified and experienced early years teachers and nursery nurses to deliver high quality early education and care for young children. The nursery school has operated on the site since 1950 and the current building was erected in 1992.
Children are eligible for a 3-4 year old place from the term following their third birthday until statutory school age. Children are offered up to 15 hours of their free early years entitlement in a variety of options and the school also offers parents the facility to purchase additional sessions if available.
A small number of places will shortly be available for children who qualify for early entry under the Government targeted offer to eligible 2 year olds. Further details on the eligibility criteria is available via the Family Information Service.
Currently parents are invited to make visits with their child during the term prior to admission. This provides the opportunity to meet with key workers and discuss any issues that are of concern to them, whilst enabling the children to sample a selection of our activities. We encourage parents to start to talk about visiting nursery so that children know it is a friendly place to have fun and meet new friends.
All children and families are unique and as such their individual needs are taken into account throughout the settling in process. Settling into nursery is an important time for young children and their families. For some children this will be the first time they may have been left with another person and often the first time they have been left in a larger environment. At Westminster Nursery School we aim to make this process as smooth as possible.
We hope that by working with parents/carers we can provide the best possible start for children's entry into nursery, laying firm foundations for the future.
Research shows that good quality nursery education has many long term benefits and in recognition of this the school has been awarded the ‘Inclusion Quality Mark’ which celebrates the school‘s success in providing a “safe, happy, caring and challenging environment, which promotes an ethos of inclusion and entitlement for all”
Our latest ‘Ofsted Inspection’ in November 2014, states: “Children’s achievement in their personal, social and emotional development is outstanding and they achieve well in other areas of learning. Disabled children and those with special educational needs achieve extremely well”