An extraordinary team

Our Nursery is in the capable hands of a specialist Early Years qualified teacher who engages the girls in activities to improve their skills and grow their confidence.

A creative learning journey

Specialist teachers deliver additional activities in the afternoons, including Forest School, Food Technology, Sport, Music and Languages. A unique blend to set our youngest learners on an exciting learning journey.

 

 

Our sessions

The staff who deliver these sessions are dedicated and enthusiastic, and extremely well qualified. They know their subjects and lending their expertise to our youngest girls is a brilliant way to initiate a lifelong love of learning.

Forest Schools

Our onsite woodland, Upnah Wood, is the perfect setting for developing a love of the outdoors and nature. It’s hugely beneficial to physical wellbeing, expanding vocabulary and problem solving skills. A range of learning activities are delivered in the woodland, and the girls love it.

Food Technology

Children love to spend time in the kitchen, cooking and baking. It’s the best way to develop mathematical and scientific language, listening and physical skills, whilst learning about safety in food preparation, healthy foods and food sources. And of course, it’s a chance to get messy.

Sport

Early ball skills, running games, balance yoga and climbing all build physical strength and a sense of wellbeing, including self-esteem and confidence in young children. They are also a lot of fun.

Music

Girls enjoy a fun and engaging music session which includes movement, dance and singing. Exposure to different musical instruments also begins to nurture an interest in making music, and we’ve seen this love of music grow and flourish as girls move up the school.

Languages

Using simple songs, greetings and puppetry, our Nursery girls are introduced to French. The best time to instill a love of languages is during these early years when the mind is at its most open and curious.

nursery children playing

Our doors are always open

You’re more than welcome to visit our Nursery at a time that suits you. Contact Lesley Sail on 0115 935 4450 or email juniorenquiries@not.gdst.net to arrange a visit.