Foundation Stage 1

Welcome to Nursery! 

At Horndale we aim to provide a welcoming and caring environment for your child’s first step into school life.  We provide an atmosphere where every child is valued and supported, to enable them to become happy, confident learners and to help them reach their full potential.

Mrs Copeland is our Nursery Teacher and Mrs Kelly is our Classroom Assistant.

In Nursery we have lots of fun creating play-based learning around our own experiences. We access both the indoor and outdoor environments which both offer educational and exciting opportunities to develop and extend our learning.

We aim to provide high quality teaching and learning experiences which will enable every child to develop at their own pace, physically, individually, socially and emotionally.

Young children learn by first-hand experience i.e. doing, touching and seeing for themselves through play. Their intellectual, social, emotional, creative and physical development will be catered for by various play activities which we offer at Nursery.

Nursery Timetable

At Horndale we run 15 hour free childcare on the morning.  The hours are 8.45 a.m. to 11.45 a.m.  Your child can come in to our free Breakfast Club at 8.30 a.m. and go straight through to Nursery after eating.

Overarching Principles

There are four guiding principles which should shape practice in our early years settings. These are:

  • every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident, and self-assured.
  • children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
  • children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers; and
  • children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.

The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

At Horndale Nursery we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.