Greenwood Nursery & Early Years
Give your child a head start at Yarrells…
As part of our Early Years department we have introduced the Greenwood Nursery for 2 to 4 year olds that will lead seamlessly into Reception. The Early Years offers dedicated accommodation in the brand new, safe and Eco friendly building, ‘Greenwood’. The building is bright, comfortable and has well-equipped rooms which provide an ideal, stimulating environment for the very young.
Children in the Greenwood Nursery and Early Years have an adventurous life making daily use of the 5 acres of woodland, fields, play areas, tennis courts and swimming pool on the main school estate. Children are also taken on exciting explorative outings into the local community.
The learning is fun but underpinned by learning objectives across the 7 areas of learning that help every individual child to progress rapidly at their own pace. We encourage children to link letters and sounds and ignite their interest in reading. At the same time we provide opportunities to improve their number skills. They also enjoy a creative curriculum enriched from the start with drama, dance, music, art and sport. Above all they learn to love learning.
“Little Woodpeckers” from 12 months (Parent & Toddler Group)
Music Box from 18 months (Parent & Toddler Group)
Pips Age 2
Kindergarten Age 2 +
Transition Age 3 +
Reception Age 4 +
These are the session options:
Full time Monday to Friday
8.30am – 3.30pm
Option 2: Selected timetable.
Morning sessions: 8.30am – 1.00pm
(Morning sessions include lunch)
Afternoon sessions: 1.00pm – 3.30pm
We offer a limited number of places for two year-olds (Pips) and these children should ideally attend on a minimum of three sessions (whether morning or afternoon) and certainly for no fewer than two.
Children in the Early Years are considered important members of the school community and benefit from being immersed in our enriching environment. They learn through a wide variety of play and creative activities and are encouraged to develop self assurance, independence and effective social skills.