Sandridge Nursery

Nursery

Sandridge Primary School. Sandridge nursery is part of the Early Years Foundation Stage Unit and provides education for children aged 3-5 years. We seek to provide a happy, welcoming, secure, stimulating and child-centred environment, enabling your child to develop their full potential and prepare them for life long learning. We offer experiences and activities that help children to start school with confidence and enthusiasm. All staff are highly qualified and dedicated members of the team.

The Nursery children 1 (FS1) and Reception children (FS2). FS1 is known as Caterpillars and Reception is known as Butterflies. The Foundation Stage Unit is a fully integrated part of the school with well-equipped indoor and outdoor spaces.

Admissions

Nursery look around  dates

We have the following dates below for people to come and visit our Nursery. To book a place, please email admin@sandridge.herts.sch.uk or ring 01727 850576. 

Friday 10th February at 10am
Tuesday 21st February at 9.30am
Tuesday 14th March at 9.30am

FS1 has 26 places. Application forms and booklets are sent directly to parents by the local Education Authority. Parents look at state school nurseries and PVI (Private, Voluntary or Independent) nurseries and select which one they would like. They also identify reserve choices in case their first choice is unable to give them a place. Each school then allocates places according to County rules.

When the admissions are finalised, letters are sent to parents the term before the children are due to start, inviting the children and parents to a pre-visit. At Sandridge we offer all children a place to start in the Autumn term.

We always ensure that there is smooth transition from home to FS1, from FS1 to FS2 and then into Key Stage 1. We encourage home visits for all children new to Foundation Stage. We find home visits to be very beneficial in helping your child settle into school. It offers you and your child an opportunity to have an informal and friendly chat with your child’s new teachers in a safe environment and the chance to discuss your child’s interests and needs as well as to ask any questions you may have about your child’s entry to school confidentially. Home visits for children new to FS2 are carried out in the summer term and for FS1, early in the Autumn term. Admissions to FS2 are controlled by Hertfordshire County Council. FS2 has 30 places.

FS1 and FS2 work closely together as one unit. Children have the opportunity to play and work in both areas. Our Foundation Stage Unit is set in pleasant grounds with ample space for outdoor and indoor learning. We strongly believe in outdoor learning and children are encouraged to choose activities from both indoor and outdoor areas.

Session Times

FS1

8.45am – 11.45am

FS2

8:45am – 3:10pm