Joining Nursery

Welcome to Sherborne House School’s Nursery where children aged six months to four years have the best possible introduction to education through a nurturing, stimulating and playful environment, fostering independence and creativity in every child.

Our Rooms

Our Nursery is divided into three different rooms, allowing children to thrive in small groups and receive individual attention. Our three rooms are:

Our Curriculum

At Sherborne House Nursery, we follow the Early Years foundation stage (EYFS) Curriculum and ensure that each phase of a child’s learning is extended through wider experiences inside and outside the classroom.

The children learn in very small class sizes through a combination of planned and child-initiated, stimulating play activities. Following the seven prime areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, teaching topics are led by the children’s interests. The children in Owls class (aged 3 – 4 years) also benefit from weekly specialist French, music and P.E lessons which help to broaden their curriculum and experiences further.

The seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum include:

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Making relationships, Self-confidence and self-awareness, Managing feelings and behaviours

Physical Development: Moving and handling, Health and self-care

Communication and Language: Listening and Attention, Understanding, Speaking

Specific Areas

Literacy: Reading and Writing

Mathematics: Numbers, Shape, Space and Measure

Understanding the World: People and Communities, The World, Technology

Expressive Arts and Design: Exploring and using media and materials, Being imaginative

Read more about our Nursery curriculum in our Nursery booklet. This booklet will provide more detail about the specific curriculum for each room within the nursery. It will also show how the curriculum in each room is linked and built upon as a child progresses through the Nursery. You can download our Nursery booklet by clicking here.

Daily Routines

Our Nursery is open all year round Monday to Friday from 7:30am until 6pm.

Parents can choose from a full day (7:30am – 6pm), a morning half day (7:30am – 1pm) or an afternoon half day (1pm – 6pm). Our Nursery fees can be found on our fees page, here.

Below you can download the daily routines of the Hedgehog and Badger rooms as well as the timetable for the Owl room. We are able to be, however, completely flexible in routine to suit the individual needs of each child.

Insight into Nursery

Discover more about life in Nursery and what makes us so special. Scroll through some of our latest videos below. Click on the image to watch the video.