Prendergast Vale Nursery
Welcome to our Nursery!
Our most recent Ofsted inspection says of our outstanding provision that:
“The classroom environment in the early years is very exciting, rich and vibrant. Teachers use space well and there are excellent resources. Children really enjoy learning because of this and are extremely proud to share their work with adults.” January 2018
We believe very strongly that young children learn best by playing and by following their own passions and interests. We support the children's learning by ensuring our curriculum is rich and varied and provides challenges that stimulate their interest and follow their passions, particularly outside in our lovely outside area.
Our nursery focuses on developing confident and independent children who are able to make informed choices and decisions for themselves, whilst developing a caring and considerate attitude towards other people and their environment. We believe that the consistency provided by regular sessions and routines, a familiar and consistent peer group and staff team, are significant factors in developing these life skills.
In Nursery, the staff focus on the prime areas of the Early Years curriculum; developing the children’s communication and language, personal and social skills and physical skills through daily interactions during free-flow time and through specific carpet sessions. We strongly believe in the importance of focussing on these skills to enable children to access the specific areas of the curriculum (Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Art and Design).
Prendergast Vale Nursery is a 50 place Nursery which is led by an experienced teacher and two experienced early years practioners.
Application and Nursery places:
Children can start at our nursery from 3 years of age. Application forms for children who have turned two can be obtained from the school office. Proof of address and a copy of your child's birth certificate will need to be provided. Places in our Nursery are allocated using the Lewisham School Admissions criteria.