St Rose’s nursery offers a warm, welcoming, safe and stimulating environment for children aged between two and five years old, with or without disabilities or additional needs. Our unique fully accessible environment means that all children can learn, play, experience and develop alongside their peers no matter what their individual need. All our staff are trained in paediatric first aid, food hygiene and child protection.
At St Rose’s nursery we strongly believe that every child is unique and we adapt our approach to take account of each individual child’s needs. Our qualified, dedicated team of early years’ practitioners plan individually for each child working in partnership with parents, carers and other professionals. We aim to ensure that every child is supported to achieve their full potential and is ready for the next step in their learning journey.
We have a lovely bright room which has a wide range of toys chosen to enable children of all abilities to enjoy them, as well as a covered outdoor area which allows our children to be able to free flow and access the garden throughout the day.
We have full access to the all facilities at St Rose’s, such as the hydrotherapy pool where we take our children swimming every week; the sensory garden; sensory room and the extensive school grounds. We love exploring and as a group go out often, both in the local community and further afield. Trips include visits to the seaside; woodlands; farm parks and on a specially designed canal boat. We have four minibuses, each with wheelchair access to enable us to enjoy all of these excursions.
Within the nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage, a play based framework that encourages children to learn through play, exploring, experimenting, creating and thinking critically. We actively remove barriers to learning, using alternative approaches, equipment and sensory experiences to allow all of our children to have as many positive experiences as possible, learning through play at their own pace and perhaps most importantly having fun!
We are open term-time only from 9 until 3.30pm. We offer free nursery places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds and are flexible with those hours. You can find full details of our fees in our prospectus.
We want to help the children to learn about the food they eat, encourage them to try a wide variety of tastes and textures and to enjoy the social aspects of mealtimes with their friends. We can provide a lunch each day for just £2.30.
The school lunch menu works on a 4 week rota and is reviewed seasonally. Our school cooks prepare all meals and snacks daily in the St Rose’s kitchen, using fresh ingredients. We cater for allergies, intolerances, cultural requirements and any additional food preferences and we’re happy to meet with parents to discuss individual needs.
We also offer a morning and afternoon snack and drink for all children.
St Rose’s aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that offers stimulating opportunities appropriate to the needs of our students.
A team of experienced therapists are employed directly by the school to work alongside education and care staff. Collaborative therapy and sharing that knowledge is integral to the work of our school.
When a child or young person is happy, they have the best chance of progressing and achieving their goals. Ensuring that your child’s emotional needs are met is as important as their physical requirements.