We are committed to working in partnership with you to ensure your child settles quickly and happily at St Christopher’s and have developed a range of transitional opportunities to suit you and your child.
We are also committed to ensuring your family receives the support and warm welcome to become part of our happy and sociable school community.
“Children in the EYFS make excellent progress in relation to their starting point” They are “active learners who concentrate well, have their own ideas, investigate and think very creatively” (ISI Report February 2016). Details of progress and achievements are fed back to parents in a variety of ways, including Tapestry observations, Autumn and Spring parents evenings and a full report in the Summer term. On top of this we have a daily open door policy and are always pleased to alleviate any worries as they arise.
Two fully qualified teachers lead our popular Nursery, ably supported by six qualified and experienced Nursery Key Workers, who together deliver an outstanding and well-balanced curriculum. With small groups and inspirational, caring and talented staff we can offer so much more than Day Care. How? By providing irresistible learning activities that children cannot wait to access and by ensuring that these learning opportunities are fresh, meaningful and cleverly presented. Our Nursery children also benefit from the support of our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) to provide early intervention if required, at no extra cost, to ensure children are confident and secure in their learning.
Our dedicated and secure Nursery setting complete with two interactive Smart boards, customised children’s kitchen, large outside play area and delightful woodland adventure corner enables us to provide active and engaging learning and play. Our Nursery children benefit from being part of a school by attending weekly assemblies, music assemblies, poetry recitals, plays, listening to a range of guest speakers and by having access to specialist music, art, language and sports teachers. They are inspired by the achievements of the older children and our successful pastoral system provides opportunities for mutual admiration and support. Happiness is everything and rewards such as our ‘Happiness Hamsters’ and ‘Kindness Kangaroos’ are treasured by their glowing recipients.
Nursery children are guaranteed automatic transfer to our oversubscribed Reception classes.