Early Years School Life

The doors open at 8.30am, with the school day officially beginning at 8.45am and ending at 3pm. Our Lower Kindergarten children attend a minimum of three morning sessions and Upper Kindergarten children attend a minimum of five sessions, 3 of which should ideally be mornings. Lower and Upper Kindergarten have the option of staying for lunch and afternoon sessions. Many of our Early Years children start earlier with Breakfast Club or stay later with Teatime Club. Reception children attend five full days.

We provide a mid-morning snack and a nourishing lunch is freshly prepared and cooked on site by the Chartwells catering team.  The children develop their social skills as they eat together. Use of cutlery and tasting the wide range of healthy food provided is encouraged and our staff help the children to cut up their food.

Most groups spend the afternoons participating in creative activities designed to develop their imagination, curiosity and knowledge of the world around them. There are various after school clubs for our Reception children.