Nursery at Harlow Green

Nursery Times

Nursery sessions are as follows:

Morning:                        8.45am – 11.45am

Afternoon Session:    12.30pm – 3.30pm

The Nursery entry and exit point is at the front of the school via its own gate.

Nursery Staff

From September, the Nursery staff will be:

Nursery Tour

The video below will help children see what the learning environment is like in nursery.  We know that some of our children will be returners but it has been a long time away from us and a little reminder will be useful!

Places in September

Please contact the office if you would like to enquire about accessing a nursery place for your child.

Children can start nursery the day after their 3rd birthday.

At Harlow Green we believe that children should have a quality foundation to provide the best support for starting school.  An essential aspect of this is having nursery provision which gives opportunities for children to learn and develop their knowledge, skills and understanding through high-quality teaching.

As an educational-based setting, our qualified teacher and teaching assistants work within a wider team to implement the Early Years curriculum in a way in which children can explore through play but also receive direct adult support.

Session Organisation

Families are offered 15 hours educational places in our nursery.  This will be 5 sessions a week with each session lasting 3 hours.  Children will be allocated either mornings or afternoons.

Our educational provision is based on children attending every day, Monday to Friday.  Our planning will support children to build knowledge and skills progressively over the week, week-on-week.  Regular attendance is also essential to provide consistency for children learning how school works, new boundaries and expectations.

30 hours Provision

Currently, we do not provide the full 30 hours or flexible hours within our setting.  However, we do work with a partner private nursery that can offer up to the additional 15 hours in conjunction with our offer.  This would be free for those who qualify for the provision but could also be paid for if required.

It is important to note that here at Harlow Green our nursery is led by an experienced qualified teacher (this is not a requirement for private nursery settings) as well as an Early Years Leader (also a teacher) both who understand education within the Early Years setting and the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and 2.  This enables developments in education to be implemented within the setting in order to get the highest quality provision possible.  Additionally, as our nursery is part of a large primary school, it benefits in many others ways such as resourcing, staffing and the wider learning environment.

Although the offers between the two establishments are different, as partners, we work together for the best interests of the children and their families.

Childcare Overview