‘Our child has blossomed since attending St Mary’s. Each day, activities are different, from cooking, PE classes, music and trips out and about, and each term the focus topics change. Children are engaged and nurtured’
(Parent feedback 2020)
Nursery is your child’s first experience of a dedicated educational environment and we believe it’s key to make this as positive, stimulating and fun as possible. We work very hard to create a nurturing, safe and caring environment for every child and are very proud to say that our pupils enjoy their time at school.
We’re delighted to be recognised in the Top 20 Nurseries South East England 2019 by daynurseries.co.uk. Highlighting the most recommended Nurseries in each region of the UK, the Top 20 Nursery Awards are based on the Individual and Group Review Score, as of 30th April 2019.
Teaching literacy and numeracy skills is just one aspect of the Nursery curriculum at St Mary’s. We introduce the children to specialist teaching in French, Music and PE at this stage, which gives them experience of learning from different teachers and in different classrooms, helping develop their confidence and independence.
We also place a great emphasis on first-hand learning experiences and regularly take our Nursery class offsite to our outdoor classroom, to visit local sights and to explore Henley. These experiences are particularly engaging and memorable for the children and reinforce what they’ve learned in the classroom.
In our most recent inspection, our Early Years educational programmes were described as “outstanding”.
Child Progress Reports
Throughout each term, we carefully monitor and assess each child’s progress, allowing us to tailor our teaching and work at a pace every child is comfortable with. Additional support is always available for any pupil who’s struggling, while we also have the resources and time to challenge any high achieving pupils.
As well as developing strong relationships with all our pupils, we also work closely with parents and want you to be engaged in your child’s education. We have an open door policy and want to make you feel as much a part of the St Mary’s community as your child.
We believe learning at this age should be fun, exciting and stimulating, which is why we offer a varied and broad range of subjects and learning experiences.