The Nursery provides a rich and stimulating environment that builds on each child’s needs and interests. We take a very multi-sensory approach to the curriculum.
Activities and experiences are practical based and very much hands-on. We believe children in The Nursery learn best through play, and this helps make learning meaningful, engaging, suitably challenging, and most of all fun. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage guidelines for development in the prime and specific areas of learning. These are:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Mathematical Development
- Understanding the World
- Creative Development
Our dedicated team of Early Years practitioners are committed to providing the best possible start to every child’s school life. We give them time to be children and offer diverse and imaginative experiences that ensure their well-being and help to create happy, confident individuals with a love of learning both now and in the future. Wrap-around care from 7:30am to 6pm is also available.
The Nursery is a fully integrated part of Ripley Court School. As part of their normal curriculum, our Nursery children access all the facilities and specialist teaching namely, Court Rangers Forest School, swimming, dance, and music. French is also part of their everyday curriculum.
The Nursery week is divided into ten sessions, and parents are billed pro-rata. Children rising 3, who join The Nursery, may start with three sessions per week. Children rising 4 in Transition may also start on three sessions per week for their first term building up to five sessions in their second term with us, but we do encourage a move towards a full-time pattern before they join Reception. Wrap-around care from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm is also available.
We consistently receive positive feedback from our parents, and we are very proud of this seal of approval. These are just a small selection of recent testimonials.
‘The Nursery is a wonderful environment for your child to develop and grow emotionally, physically and cognitively whilst having fun and making friends.’
‘We have been absolutely delighted with The Nursery. Our daughter has learnt so much, is clearly happy and has made some wonderful friends.’
‘You have exceeded our expectations.’
' Little Court Nursery has a lovely feel about it and extremely good teaching.'
'Set in beautiful grounds it prides itself on its pastoral care and creates an environment where a child feels held.'
'The only thing that would improve its provision would be if it was available to children under three as having sampled two of the other nurseries in the area before moving to Ripley Court School Nursery at three, its level of care and learning is far superior in every sense.'
'The change in our son was marked in the transition and now he loves every day at Ripley Court School Nursery.'
We accept 15 hours nursery vouchers and childcare vouchers.
Taster Sessions in The Nursery are held every first and third Tuesday morning of the month during term time from 9:15am to 10:15 am. For further information, please call or email our Registrar, via: