A Red House Early Years education, in Nursery and Reception, gives children the best possible start in life by providing them with an environment that is exciting and nurturing.

Our purpose-built Nursery provides a safe and relaxed atmosphere where children are able to have fun and be themselves. Children can join Nursery and start their education at Red House as early as the term they turn three.  We are flexible in our approach to meet the needs of both children and parents by offering full-time and part-time places.

Our Nursery is led by a highly qualified Early Years teacher and supported by experienced and qualified (Level 3 and above) Nursery Assistants. Children are assigned to a Nursery Assistant who maintains close contact with the child’s parents.

Our class sizes are intentionally small. We are proud of our child-centred approach, offering crucial one-to-one attention whilst tailoring the curriculum to nurture and stretch curious young minds.

‘Academic play’ is an ethos at the very heart of Nursery. Children are encouraged in their learning with fun and interactive, play-based activities, whilst being given age appropriate academic challenges.

We ensure a balance is maintained between teacher-led activities and those which are child-initiated. It is vital to allow children the time to choose, explore and discover, so that they grow in independence and develop personal skills.

By the time children reach Reception, the transition to a classroom setting is much easier due to their familiarity with their environment, teachers and friends.

Through daily routines and a well-planned programme of activities children work towards achieving and exceeding the Early Learning Goals.

There are three prime areas of learning and development:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Communication and language

There are also four specific areas of learning through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

We received a glowing inspection report which gave our Early Years Foundation Stage the highest rating of “Outstanding” in every category. The Inspection Report can be downloaded here. Comments from the Independent Schools Inspectorate include:

“Pupils’ social development is outstanding in relation to their age”

“Extremely positive attitudes to learning”

“Encouraging each child to reach their full potential and develop their individual talents, skills and knowledge”

“Extensive and imaginative range of activities… dance and music workshops, museum visits and a celebration of different faiths and cultures”

“A stimulating environment, where children feel valued and safe”

Joining Red House

There is no assessment for entry into Nursery or Reception. If children are already in a nursery setting we can aid the transition by liaising with the current provider.

To find out more about joining Nursery or Reception contact:

Claire Bellerby, Head of Admissions
Tel: 01642 558119
Email: claire.bellerby@redhouseschool.co.uk

You can also request a call back or arrange a tour to see our Nursery and Reception in action.