Hillside Avenue Nursery now offering full days from September 2018. 15 and 30 hour funded places. Self -funded sessions also available.
Please contact the school for further details or a visit.
Nursery Open Sessions
Welcome to Hillside Nursery!
Hillside Nursery is a purpose-built nursery run by qualified teachers.
We aim to provide an exciting and stimulating environment where children will develop the necessary skills to become confident, independent learners. Both indoor and outdoor environments offer your child play-based opportunities to learn in fun, meaningful contexts.
We work alongside parents to ensure that children have the best start to their education. We record and track the children's progress using Tapestry, an online learning journey that is available for you to view at any time and for you to add your observations and comments to create an all round profile.
We would love to show you round our setting and show you the provision on offer at Hillside.
To apply for a place for your child please contact the school office.
What sessions do we offer?
Here at Hillside we have space for 26 children in the morning and 26 children in the afternoon. We accept both the universal 15 hour funding and the extended 30 hours funding (Please note: it is the responsibility of the parent or carer to apply for the 30 hours funding before the 31st of the month before they wish the funding to begin). It is also possible to pay for Nursery sessions at a cost of £12 per 3 hour session.
Parents may opt for their children to do any combination of morning and afternoon sessions and can also chose for their child to stay all day. Nursery session times are- 8:30am – 11:30am and 12:30pm – 3:30pm.
The lunch hour is between 11:30 and 12:30. There is a lunchtime supervision cost of £3 per lunchtime. Early Years funding cannot be used to cover this hour.
Quality teaching and learning is promoted by the use of the Early Years Foundation Stage which is split into 7 areas of learning.
There are 3 prime areas:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development (including Health and Self-care)
- Communication and Language
And 4 specific areas:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
These areas are continued in the Reception Year and give the children an excellent start in terms of the National Curriculum.
We aim to support children in becoming effective learners, who are, resilient, willing to explore, persistent in the face of challenge and creative when problem solving. The Early Years are the beginning of your child’s educational journey and at Hillside, we would love to be a part of that journey. We look forward to hearing form you.
We have had another busy and enjoyable half term here at Nursery!
The children started off by thinking about cold climates. We found out all about penguins and made some lovely shape penguins with moveable flippers.
The children then learnt about the Arctic and polar bears.
Following this, we have had a great time reading and acting out traditional stories. Goldilocks and the 3 Bears involved lots of porridge oats and ordering by size as well as cooking flapjacks.
We built houses both inside and out for the 3 Little Pigs from recycled materials and waffle blocks.
The children have thought about positional language and sound effects for The 3 Billy Goats Gruff, as well as lots of trip trapping over bridges.
We have all loved it!