Kindergarten and Nursery - General
At Broadwater Manor Kindergarten and Nursery we place equal importance on a child’s emotional, social, physical, intellectual and creative development. We provide experiences that enrich the development of each child as a whole.
The most effective learning is achieved through first hand experiences. Within the Kindergarten and Nursery session children are given opportunities to make choices within a carefully planned framework of activities and also take part in adult led tasks. Structured play forms the basis of many activities with children being encouraged to record their experiences when they are ready. We encourage children to think for themselves and act independently. We aim to give them time and space to produce work of quality and depth.
Pupils are taught by the Head of Kindergarten and Nursery and nursery assistants and they may attend for a minimum of three half days or two full day sessions. Sessions can vary each term in response to the changing needs of children and families.
The kindergarten and nursery is housed in a secure self contained wing of the school with its own classrooms, painting room, kitchen and cloakrooms. The pupils also have access to an outside area and make regular use of the schools many other facilities including the fully equipped gym and specialist music sessions.
Children may join the Kindergarten from the age of two years, at the start of any school term, and progress to our Pre-prep at rising five, whilst others move to the maintained sector.
Early Years Free Entitlement
We accept the Early Years Free Entitlement in both the Nursery and our Reception class. This can contribute greatly towards the cost of education.