Nursery (1-2 years)
Welcome to The Ryleys 'OUTSTANDING' Nursery, a warm and friendly environment for children ages 12 months to 2 years.
In our popular Nursery, we follow the EYFS curriculum and provide your child with the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities that will help them learn, develop and reach their full potential.
Everything within The Nursery has been carefully selected with your child's learning development and happiness in mind. There are areas for messy play, creative arts, reading, music, and physical play so that even when getting outside is difficult (which isn't often!) children have the space to play and burn off their energy.
Being outdoors is something we see as very important, and a plethora of natural sensory experiences will greet your child as they step outside. From sand pits, planting beds, digging beds and a 'Forest School', to intimate shelters and spaces for quiet contemplation, each child is encouraged to explore at his or her own pace and can begin to develop confidence in moving, looking, seeing and doing.
All meals are included and are prepared in the school kitchen, and served to the pupils by our chef in the Nursery room. A menu is emailed to all parents the week prior and accommodates all dietary needs and preferences.
The transition from home to The Nursery can be a big step for children of all ages, but the transition is made that much easier with the help of an assigned Key Person. The Nursery operates on a staff ratio of 1:3, ensuring excellent attention at all times and in addition your child will be allocated a Key Person as soon as he or she joins The Nursery.
The role of the Key Person is to not only to care for and provide reassurance to your child during the settling in period, but also to foster a close, caring relationship with your child, you, and your family that will continue throughout their time at The Ryleys Nursery. All observations are shared with you on a secure app called ‘Famly’ allowing you real-time understanding of what your child is achieving and enjoying that day.
The full day sessions include breakfast (if arriving before 8.30am), a hot lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, and nappies if required. Pupils staying for an Extended Day, also have a late afternoon High Tea.
The Nursery is open for 50 weeks per year and is open from 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday.
We offer two session days, with a minimum of two sessions per week:
- A School Day - 7.30am - 4.30pm
- Extended Day - 7.30am - 6pm
Parents can also choose either;
- 'All Year Round', with a two week break for Christmas
- 'Term Time Only', following the school's three term breaks
Whilst no school day is very exactly the same as another, we aim to follow a pattern to support our children throughout the day.