Welcome to Haven Nursery School
Established in 1997
From the Headteacher...
I believe I am very lucky to be the Headteacher of this wonderful Nursery School. We are a fully inclusive, welcoming, nurturing nursery that provides excellent care for all our children. Our Nursery School and Day-care Provision, have both been rated to be ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, and we are very proud of the care and learning opportunities we provide to our children. We are committed to providing a supportive and encouraging environment, where opportunities are offered to challenge and inspire children through learning that is irresistible, exciting, accessible, meaningful and fun. A day in the life of a ‘Haven child’ is bursting with a wide range of exciting learning opportunities. We strive at all times to provide the highest level of care through all aspects of our provision.
Our centre is open 7.45am - 6pm, 51 weeks a year for the children. Our parent funded full day-care provision for 0-3 year olds is provided in the ‘Nest’ (0-2 years approximately) and the 'Den' (2-3 years approximately). We are also able to offer 2 year funded places for 15 hours per week for eligible families. Our fully inclusive Local Authority Maintained Nursery School provides 140 part-time places for children aged 3 to 4 years in 'The Hive'. The Government currently funds 15 hours per week of nursery education for all children, or 30 hours for eligible children from the term after their 3rd birthday. These hours are available either term time only or all year round as part of our ‘stretched offer’. Additional, (chargeable) hours are available to provide full day care options for parents/carers above their free entitlement. Children can attend on a range of patterns. Please see our Terms and Conditions and Fee pages for more details.
In addition to The Nest, Den, and Hive nursery provisions, our Acorn Room provides outstanding education for children with Social Communication Difficulties or Autistic Spectrum Condition. For further information on any areas of the nursery please see individual room pages under ‘Our Nursery’ navigation.
We are a fully inclusive setting with identified places for children with additional needs from the age of 2 years and 9 months. Please see ‘SEND’ navigation page for further information.
If you would like to see our Nursery School for yourself, please contact the school office and make an appointment to come and meet us all. We would be delighted to meet you!
As a setting we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage, further information about this can be found on the gov.uk website here: https://www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage