Learning & Development

The children in Nursery learn and develop through exciting and stimulating activities and experiences. Learning is fun. The children at Seaton House benefit from a very favourable adult to child ratio which enables the staff to really get to know the children and meet the needs and interests of each individual child.

Children in the Nursery are part of the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ of Education. The children experience a broad, well-balanced and planned curriculum which includes the seven learning areas (Personal, Social and Emotional development, Communication & Language, Literacy, Physical Development, Mathematics, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design. Through a combination of adult led activities, planned experiences, visits and child initiated play the children develop literacy and numeracy skills as well as physical, intellectual, creative and emotional skills. The children have access to a stimulating indoor environment and well resourced garden area.

We support the children to develop independence and to learn to work and play as part of a group. They develop social and emotional skills and a positive attitude towards learning.

Adults support the children’s play as well as planning more directed activities to introduce and develop concepts and skills. As the children move into Upper Nursery they continue to learn through play and stimulating activities. Further directed sessions are added to support the children with the development of number skills and phonics.

The Nursery day starts at 8.30am. There is also a free facility for the children to be dropped off at 8.00am at Early Birds. The morning finishes at 12.00 noon. However, children can stay to lunch until 1.00pm or the whole day until 3.15pm. We also now offer our After School Club to our Nursery children which provides care up to 5.30pm each day in Junior House. The children requiring after school care are escorted from Nursery at the end of the day up to Junior House. There is a charge for this service.

Our Nursery children are very much part of the main school and join the older children for assemblies, celebrations and various events throughout the year.