Nelson Academy Nursery
We believe that nursery should build on the valuable learning experiences that children have at home to give them a head start in their social, physical and educational development.
Research shows that children learn best when they feel happy, safe, secure and excited about what they are doing. It is our job to encourage children to explore, question, make choices, collaborate and have fun learning. These experiences will allow them to develop a love of learning and build strong friendships with their peers.
Children can start at Nelson Academy Nursery with us the term after their third birthday. We have 3 intakes – September, January and April. Your child is entitled to 15 hours a week of free nursery provision, and each of our sessions is 3 hours long. We understand that every family has different work and home commitments, so we offer a flexible approach to how these hours are used. You can choose between morning or afternoon sessions, or a mix of full and half days.
Sessions and fees
Our timings are:
Morning session – 9am – 12noon
Afternoon session – 12noon – 3pm
All day – 9am – 3pm
Additional paid sessions will be available soon at a cost of £8 per session; please call the nursery, or ask for more information when you visit us.
Learning at Nelson Academy Nursery
As with the rest of the academy, the nursery takes a topic-based learning approach, as well as following the child’s own interests. We have weekly challenges for you to enjoy working on at home and we share our plans with you via a weekly newsletter. Our newsletters also have information about future events that you can get involved with, such as Harvest Festival celebrations, Stay and Play sessions and trips around the local area. Every half-term we have a story café, where parents and guardians can attend, listen to a story and enjoy some activities with the children. Our classroom teacher is Mrs Debbie Kosecki – we hope you can join us!