Mylnhurst Early Years
We offer many exciting and stimulating opportunities in our beautiful purpose-built Early Years Centre.
Nursery (pre-school) is often a child’s first experience of spending time away from their families, therefore, our initial focus is always to create an environment that is happy, safe and welcoming. Our Early Years Centre ensures children are emotionally supported through our outstanding pastoral care. Feeling safe and happy is the first step to building confidence and enthusiasm and our children quickly settle in – making friends, playing, exploring and discovering new talents.
Our team of highly experienced and inspirational staff engage each child’s curiosity and imagination, supporting them as they embark upon their school journey. The world unfolds around them as they explore through purposeful play and experience the joy of discovery and learning. Our children are all encouraged to ask questions, explore ideas and tackle new challenges. Every day brings a new adventure!
Timetable Developments and Sessions
Currently, the Nursery is excited about the phasing in of a new pattern of delivery. Child-led learning through play will continue to be at the very heart of Mylnhurst’s Nursery; our new structure will ensure that children can enjoy each of the additional enrichments to our curriculum during their time with us.
As part of this enrichment programme, our weekly timetable offers specialist music, languages and Fit Tots sessions. We are also looking to provide Swimming sessions when it is safe to do so. Our children learn about healthy choices through cookery lessons, which take place each half term. Phonics and ‘mathematics meetings’ will take place every morning.
We are delighted to announce that Chef Gareth’s delicious, home-made lunches are now going to be available for our Nursery pupils. Nutritionist approved and catering to most dietary requirements, Gareth’s lunches are available for £3.30, including a yummy main meal, dessert and fruit.
We are also expanding our provision of holiday clubs through the brilliant Camp Merlins where children can continue their enjoyment of our facilities and friendships.
As part of our fee structure, the Government’s FEL funding is available, which means our hourly fees range between £6.00 and £10.50 dependent on the sessions your child attends.
If you would like more information about the developments in Nursery, please write to Mrs Cunningham: [email protected]
Specialist teaching staff
- In the nursery, our children benefit from the specialist teaching in music, French and Spanish.
- Reception Class benefit from specialist teaching in PE, Games, Music, Performing Arts, Swimming, French & Spanish.
The timetable consists of a carefully planned balance of child-initiated learning alongside adult led activities. Children are introduced to a selection of activities designed to stimulate their development and learn through play. Free flow access between the indoor and outdoor environment is available throughout the day – whatever the weather in our amazing purpose-built setting!
Preparing for Reception Class is an essential part of nursery life. As our children approach Reception age, there is a structured increase in the amount of learning and purposeful play activities, as we prepare our children for the new challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.