Welcome to Nursery

Welcome to Nursery

Akeley Wood Nursery

The introductory years of a child’s education are brimming with excitement, exploration, investigation and discovery. Preschool is a fundamental time when children are first introduced to a world beyond the secure familiarity of home life. Here, they will become more independent and socially confident, begin to make friends, and experience new opportunities to play and learn, while also interacting with adults beyond their immediate family.

At Akeley Wood, we believe it is vitally important that once you have chosen the right nursery and Early Years Foundational Setting (EYFS) for your child, you also build strong links and lasting relationships with teaching and support staff, sharing in those observations, goals and ideas that will help to maximise the Nursery experience.

Understanding day-to-day Nursery life is the first step to being able to influence the activities that are undertaken. In order to promote these communication channels at Akeley Wood, we host two Open Evenings and a Parents’ Meeting each year – allowing us to inform parents of their child’s development, while also giving them a valuable forum to learn more about our curriculum and discuss ways in which they can get involved. Additionally, we encourage our parents to spend time at the end of each day chatting to their child’s designated ‘key person’ to keep up-to-date with their progress, and raise or address any issues.

Throughout Akeley Wood, our excellent and enthusiastic staff are highly qualified and chosen with great care, reflecting our commitment to maximising the comfort, happiness and progress of our children.

It is our aim to ensure that all our Nursery children are given an inspirational foundation for a fruitful and well-rounded education. We offer them a dynamic environment in which they are encouraged and supported in developing their diversity of talents, allowing all our young individuals to thrive.

 

Mr Gareth Griffiths
Head of Junior School and Nursery


“My son joined the nursery 8 months ago and has settled in so well. The opportunities available to him are excellent and the care and attention he receives from staff are faultless.”

“My daughter has received excellent care and support and has formed close bonds with her key workers. My daughter has flourished from attending the nursery and we will miss all the team when she starts school in September.”


Nursery Admissions

Entry into our Nursery at any stage is highly competitive. At present, we have very limited availability in our Pre-School Butterflies Room (aged 3+) for those seeking immediate entry, prior to starting with us in our Reception class in September 2022. Priority for places is given to those wishing to continue with us throughout the school.

We are currently at full capacity in our Ladybirds Room (aged 12 months to 2 years) and our Caterpillars Room (aged 2+ to 3+) until September 2022.

We are taking registrations for our waiting list for provision commencing September 2022. Our next Open Morning for parents wishing to tour the Nursery for September 2022 entry and beyond is on Friday 14th January. To book a place at this event, please email Katie Thomas, our Junior School Registrar via admissions@akeleywoodschool.co.uk with Nursery Open Morning in the subject title. Mrs Thomas will then send out some information about the Nursery and add you to the guest list. We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

Junior School Contact Numbers

General number
01908 571231
Admission number
01908 555803

Senior School Contact Numbers

General number
01280 860182
Admission number
01280 828122

Senior & Sixth Form Contact Numbers

General number
01280 814110
Admission number
01280 828122