LALEHAM LEA

A Catholic Independent Primary School for boys and girls aged 3 to 11

Nursery & Early Years

Our Nursery is open Monday to Friday during the school term and follows the school holiday calendar. Your child is eligible to attend the Nursery Class from his/her third birthday. The day is divided into two sessions: The Morning session 9am – 12.00pm The Afternoon session 12.00pm – 3pm. There is an option for children to attend the Nursery Class for a full day.

Your child can be enrolled for any number of days and combination of morning and afternoon sessions, subject to availability. An adult must accompany his or her child into the Nursery Classroom at the beginning of each session. A supervised ‘Early Birds’ start is available at 8.00am by prior written arrangement (an application form is available on request). An extra charge for this facility is payable with the term’s fees, in advance. Children require a snack, drink and packed lunch.

The Nursery Class provides a safe, friendly, happy and stimulating environment. A close partnership with parents is promoted and the Nursery Teacher is available before or after each session to talk with parents. Nursery Fees are payable in advance at the beginning of every term. Please see information for current rates. Under Admission regrettably, fees cannot be refunded for absences or sessions granted in lieu. A term’s notice in writing is required. In the event of this not being received, a full term’s fees will be charged.

Our Reception Class provides a welcoming, supportive, and stimulating environment, where children are given equal opportunities to develop and learn, in a way and pace appropriate to them as individuals. During their time spent in the EYFS, children will be following the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS) achieving the Early Learning Goals by the end of the Reception Year.

The Early Learning Goals set high expectations in the related areas of learning and at Laleham Lea we aim to meet the diverse needs of all children so that most will achieve and some, where appropriate, will exceed the goals by the end of the Reception Year. The aims of the curriculum are to help develop the whole child and to secure the foundation for happy, confident, well-adjusted, independent and educated individuals. Children will be encouraged to explore, question, reason and communicate – also to express their ideas and feelings through music, drama and imaginary play. At Laleham Lea, Religious Education is given priority; it pervades the whole ethos of the life and work of the school. Our pastoral support provides warmth and encouragement to nurture each and every child.

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