From the moment your child arrives at our school, they become part of our family. We learn together and care for each other. Our staff are as committed to the welfare of the children as they are to their academic achievement and we work hard to make Raddlebarn Nursery feel like home. We provide an environment that is warm, caring and supportive, because we know that this kind of family atmosphere makes the children feel safe and helps them become more confident learners.

Because we’re a family school, everyone is welcome to join in! There will be lots of opportunities for the whole family to become involved in life at Nursery, whether it be seasonal celebrations, concerts, nature days, fundraising events, or special invites to workshops that will help to inspire learning beyond the school gates and into your family home.

This is the beginning of a very special journey that we take together, sharing in the raising of every child, holding dear to our hearts the old African proverb,  ‘It takes a whole village to raise a child.’

Nursery is often a child’s first venture alone into the larger world outside the family home. What children experience and learn in Nursery can create strong and lasting foundations on which to build in later life, so we believe it is essential that the experiences are of the highest quality.

We look forward to welcoming you, your child and your family into ours.

The ‘What to expect and when’ document is really useful for parents to see how their children are developing and help prepare for future needs. Please find the most updated version below.

What to expect in the EYFS – A guide for Parents