Children are eligible for a nursery place during the school year in which they have their fourth birthday. Each child attends for 15 hours per week, which is equivalent to five sessions. Nursery hours are 8.45am - 11.45 am and 12.30pm - 3.30 pm and (from Sept 2020) children will either come each morning or each afternoon.
Parents also have the opportunity to pay for additional sessions meaning the child attends nursery for the full day. These additional places are subject to availability and allocated on a first come, first served basis. For more details on these places, please click the link below.
Those children remaining for lunch eat between 11.45am - 12.30 pm within the nursery setting and under the supervision of one of our Early Years practitioners.
The Nursery is self-contained, with its own entrance, three spacious rooms, toilet facilities and an outdoor area.
At Belmont Nursery, we aim to develop a love for learning, creativity and problem solving. We encourage the children to become independent learners through playing and exploring as well as through fun, adult-directed activities that aim to further support or extend their learning. The children have opportunities to practise and consolidate new skills and to apply their learning in different contexts in a stimulating environment with a wide range of resources that are easily accessible for child initiated learning both inside and outside.
We provide the children with opportunities to enable them to understand how to be responsible, respectful, active citizens through an understanding of our Belmont Values: Be Safe, Be a Learner and Be Respectful.
The induction period for children in the Nursery is carefully planned to develop the relationships between home and school and to allow each child to become known as an individual and to feel confident and secure within the setting. Early in the autumn term, the class teacher and another member of the nursery team make a home visit to each child. Children and their parents are also invited for a drop-in morning or afternoon with the other children due to attend the same sessions. This enables staff, children and parents to begin to get to know one another and gives parents the opportunity to ask questions. In their first two weeks, children attend for half their sessions so that group sizes are kept small.
If you have any queries about Belmont nursery, please contact the school office, who will be glad to assist.