The Nursery at Rookwood is a place of nurture & nature. Our incredible independent nursery combines national curriculum learning, nurturing social development and outdoor education.
Our nursery is part of our early years department, situated in a purpose-built building with its own dedicated outside space. Children from two years old can learn through an exciting and stimulating play based environment, with wraparound care available from 7.30am through to 6pm. The nursery team prides itself on providing a warm, welcoming and caring environment. Working closely together with parents and carers each child’s individual needs are respected and nurtured.
Our Nursery was recently highly praised by the Independent School Inspectorate, exclaiming that ‘in the EYFS the quality of teaching is excellent.”
Through exceptional trust and strong bonds with staff, our children flourish. Our staff know the children extremely well and tailor activities to meet their individual needs and interests. The concise class sizes mean that all children get the specialist attention of a private school nursery, with the added beauty of the grounds and amazing facilities. Our school and nursery teachers have high expectations and foster an ethos of joyful learning through their own enthusiasm and dedication. This is tangible when meeting our nursery staff who care for the children in the care with pride and love.
The Early Years team prides itself on providing a warm, welcoming and caring environment. Working closely together with parents and carers each child’s individual needs are respected and nurtured. The carefully planned activities are age-appropriate and provide interesting opportunities for children to learn the skills they need.
Independence is important to us at Rookwood and it is encouraged and developed from an early age, which enables our children to be self-motivated and resilient. Our children leave the Early Years with confidence, enquiring minds and a desire to learn, preparing them for the next chapter of school and the wider world. Younger members of the school can often be seen having fun and exploring the school grounds in all weathers, fully involved in Rookwood life and visibly flourishing in the safe, green and harmonious surroundings of the school.
We encourage our nursery children to spend time outdoors and have a new purpose-built outdoor learning area that both Nursery and the Reception class share. The children also benefit from using the varied play areas including the pirate ship playground and also our extensive grounds.
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