Kingshott Nursery is one of only two schools in Hertfordshire to gain the National Quality Mark for Early Years. To achieve the Quality Mark, Kingshott had to undergo an assessment, carried out by an external accredited assessor, against the 10 ‘Elements’ of the Quality Mark for Early Years framework. These include reviewing young children’s learning needs and planning their next steps, providing safe, stimulating resources and equipment – both indoors and outdoors - and having skilled early years’ practitioners. Positive partnerships with families and effective monitoring and evaluation are also required.
Our Nursery has its own purpose built building.The Nursery is a bright, colourful environment with space for the children to learn through carefully planned adult-led and child-initiated activities. P.E, drama and French are delivered by specialist teachers. The Nursery has its own secure outdoor play area complete with a nature garden and pirate ship. The children also have the advantage of being able to use the extensive school grounds to widen their learning experiences.
Our Nursery teacher is supported by highly qualified EYFS practitioners. In following the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum; we promote teaching and learning to ensure our children are ‘school ready'. Our children experience a wide range of activities and skills that provide the right foundation for future development as they progress through school and life. All staff respond to each child’s individual emerging needs and interests; to support their growth and development through positive interaction. We share and communicate the child’s learning experiences and developmental milestones through working in partnership with parents.
Nursery provision is available from 7.30am-6.00pm. Our Nursery has enormous flexibility and children can stay just for the mornings or for a full day including lunch for between 2 and 5 days per week. Give our Admissions team a call to discuss your requirements. Nursery children can attend our Breakfast Club, After School Care and school holiday club.