About Tubbenden Nursery
Welcome to Tubbenden Nursery
Tubbenden Nursery provides exciting Early Years education to children from 3 to 5 years with some opportunity for children to start at 2 years old providing they are 3 years old prior to the start of the ‘Spring Term’.
Located within the main school in a newly refurbished purpose-built classroom with free-flow access to a secure outdoor area, toileting facilities and own entrance, the Nursery is an inviting and engaging space for children to explore all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum supported by qualified and passionate practitioners.
The children enjoy a range of activities that include free-flow access to outdoor play, creative exploration and daily PE sessions. We also have access to all of the school facilities and opportunities such as annual pantomimes, fundraising events and music/reading workshops.
We regularly use outside specialists to enhance provision and provide such opportunities as weekly yoga sessions, sensory classes and multisport activities depending on the interests of the children.
An ‘In the Moment’ planning style is effectively implemented to ensure that children’s interests are influencing planning as well as an established ‘Key Person’ system that allows practitioners to build effective relationships with children and offer opportunities based on children’s individual next steps.
Children are provided with a healthy snack each session such as fruit or vegetables and there are many opportunities to explore ‘healthy eating’ through cooking activities.
We offer morning, afternoon and all-day spaces for up to 48 children (24 per session) with the option for children to attend a ‘Lunch Club’ and purchase a freshly cooked school dinner or provide their own packed lunch. Please be aware that ‘Lunch Club’ spaces are subject to availability.
Partnership working with parents is central to the Nursery ethos and we offer many opportunities for parents to become involved with their child’s time at Nursery such as weekly newsletters sent via our communication platform ‘Seesaw’ and special events that invite parents in to the setting to participate in themed activities.
The allocation of places is based on the date of application received and the availability of sessions requested. Application forms can be obtained from the school office and a copy of your child’s birth certificate and £40 administration fee are required to complete the registration process. Please be aware that attendance in the Nursery does not give automatic admission to the Reception Classes of Tubbenden Primary School. The Borough’s Admission Policy will apply and is available here:
The Nursery children are required to wear a uniform consisting of the Tubbenden Primary School royal blue PE tracksuit/shorts with plain white polo shirt and velcro trainers. Children with shoulder-length hair or longer are also asked to tie their hair back. Nursery uniform can be purchased from Graduates School Wear or in-store at the ‘Graduates School Wear Shop’ on Orpington high-street.
We hope that you have found the information helpful but if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Kerr the Nursery Manager on 01689851653 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org