Nursery

PGHS Nursery is our pre-school for 3-4 year old girls and provides a stimulating, happy and secure environment – where learning is fun! Each individual pupil is nurtured and encouraged to develop independence, imagination and an enquiring mind. However, children do not all develop and learn at the same rate and so each girl is treated as an individual to enable them to fulfil their potential.

PGHS Nursery operates a ‘key worker’ system. This means that a member of staff has a group of girls for whom they are particularly responsible. Each child’s ‘key worker’ will work with them to ensure continuity of care and help her settle into the Nursery quickly and smoothly. PGHS Nursery can accommodate up to 24 children, most of whom transfer to our Reception class.

The Nursery has excellent classroom facilities with many resources available to children in the form of a role-play area, focused learning activities and arts and crafts etc. The garden provides opportunities for climbing, balancing, riding tricycles and scooters, ball skills, digging in the sand and water, observing the natural world and much more! There are regular trips out to local parks, farms and the theatre at Christmas as well as visits from PC Doris, Edmonton Fire Brigade, Freshwater Theatre Company and Zoolab with their minibeasts.

Curriculum

PGHS Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, the document published by the DfE, which sets out goals for learning for children to achieve by the end of their Reception Year. The guidance divides children’s learning and development into six areas:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication, language and literacy
  • Problem solving, number and reasoning
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world (i.e. exploration and investigation, sense of time, sense of place, design & technology and ICT)
  • Physical development
  • Creative development (i.e. arts, music and imaginative play)

Session Times

The Nursery offers morning and afternoon sessions, both including lunch supervision, for girls who have passed their third birthday. Please contact the School Office for more information. All sessions are fully supervised by Early Years specialist staff.

Morning sessions 8.45am – 12.45pm
Afternoon sessions 11.45am – 3.45pm

Snacks and Lunches

Morning and afternoon snacks are provided by the Nursery. A packed lunch should be sent in daily. Any uneaten food will be returned home.

Admissions

You are invited to visit our Nursery on a Wednesday at 9.30am when we hold Working Open Mornings. Please contact the School Office on 0208 886 1135 prior to visiting.
If you would to register for a place, please complete a registration form and return it to the School with a £50 registration fee. Girls can join the Nursery once they have turned 3.