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.
Parents can use their 15 hours Early Years Funding Grant towards the cost of our school fees. The grant is claimed by us, on behalf of the parent, and is available from the term following the child’s 3rd birthday (for a total of 6 terms) until they reach their 5th birthday.
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:
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
We are delighted that Red House School has been officially rated ‘Excellent’, the highest rating, in both categories following its inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).
The glowing report commended Red House on being fully compliant with respect to all regulatory standards and educational quality, which includes the achievements of pupils and academic development and personal development. The report acknowledged the exceptional standards of teaching and learning.
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
Prospective families are very welcome to attend one of our open events which are held every term. Our next Open Morning is Saturday 25 September 9am – 12 noon. To attend the event please complete the booking form and Claire will contact you to confirm the time of your tour. Please be aware that only families who have registered in advance will be able to attend and the number of tours available is limited.