We would like to welcome you to the Alderman Pounder Nursery, affectionately known as Seedlings. We are delighted that you are considering our Nursery for the start of your child’s educational journey.
At Seedlings we welcome children into a secure, happy and stimulating environment. All children are offered equal opportunities to learn through a wide variety of play activities. These are carefully structured to build upon the knowledge and experience which children bring from their lives outside school.
We encourage children to become confident, independent members of this caring community by helping them to experience success. By developing their self-esteem and self-confidence and showing we value friendship and co-operation, we help them to show respect for other people, cultures, property and their surroundings. We allow them to make informed choices and encourage them to take responsibility for the decisions they make.
The staff provide a wide range of activities and experiences through which children can become confident in working and communicating with different adults and children. They learn to express their ideas, to ask questions and to listen to the answers. They learn when it is appropriate to join in with others and when to concentrate on their own activity.
We aim to develop a partnership between parents and school which will be of benefit to the children, their families and the school itself.
We pride ourselves in being very approachable and you are always welcome to come in and have a chat if you have any concerns or you feel there is something specific that you think we need to know. If you think you may need a longer discussion then please make an appointment to see your child’s key worker.
We hope you will find the following information helpful. If you want any more information or advice, please feel free to contact the school office.
We look forward to meeting you and your child and welcoming you to our school.
The Seedlings Team
Children are able to start from the term after they turn 3 years old, although the local authority will provide funding earlier if parents qualify for a 'Letter of Eligibility'. For more information on early years funding click here.
- an excellent early years teacher-led curriculum, nurturing children to achieve their potential
- a fun environment for learning, where each child can grow in self-esteem and independence
- a caring staff team who look out for each individual child’s needs, helping them become more confident
- quality feedback to parents
- additional hours for wrap around care
From September 2017, 3 or 4 year olds may be entitled to 30 hours free childcare, if their parents are working. Please click here to review the eligibility criteria and some frequently asked questions. If your child is on our Seedlings waiting list and you think you may qualify, please let the school office know.
The staff provide a wide range of activities and experiences in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, through which children can become confident in working and communicating with adults and children. We pride ourselves in being very approachable and you are always welcome to come in and have a chat if you have any concerns or you feel there is something specific that you think we need to know.
The older nursery children will be based in the main nursery building, affectionately known as The Potting Shed. This is also where the breakfast and after school clubs are based.
The older children will follow the Early Years Curriculum, with different activities allowing each child to develop key skills, while having fun and building relationships with adults and their peers. We want every child to feel valued, cared for and safe at all times.
Our very youngest children will spend the majority of their day in The Pod Building, following the same curriculum as the older nursery children.