Hull Collegiate School Nursery 

Purposeful, inspirational and challenging outdoor learning opportunities enable your child to nurture their curiosity and creativity. Our wonderful new facilities extend the confidence, empathy and self-esteem of our pupils.

A wide range of activities and experiences develop pupils’ communication skills, environmental awareness, physical strength, coordination and their ability to safely assess risk.

Incorporating fully immersive sand and water discovery regions, a mud kitchen, hobbit house, outdoor construction zones,  climbing equipment, tracks, paths and tunnels, our Foundation Stage Outdoor Learning Area also includes a self-contained horticulture area and gated woodland experience, with safe waterside pond viewing area and fire pit amphitheatre.

An effective partnership between teachers and parents has a positive impact on a child’s development and learning. We aim to have a constant two- way flow of information, knowledge and expertise. The following features will play an important role in achieving a partnership with our parents: 

  • Respect and understanding for the role parents play in a child’s education.
  • The experiences of the child’s past and future are recognised and encouraged.
  • Our staff listen to, learn and address parents’ concerns, offering the time and opportunity for discussion at the beginning and end of the day.
  • Settling in arrangements allow for a happy and secure feeling in a new environment, building a knowledge of each child’s circumstances, interests, skills and needs. The operation of an ‘open door’ policy invites parents into the Nursery and therefore helps to eradicate any problems or concerns.
  • Parents are encouraged to inform us immediately of anything that is upsetting or worrying their child, either in school or at home. e.g. worries about playtime, a pet dying, a parent away from home or any illnesses.
  • Parents are made to feel welcome, valued and necessary via involvement: invitations to school events, helping on Nursery visits and giving talks in the classroom.
  • Opportunity to incorporate the knowledge and expertise of family members to support our learning programme through involvement with themed activities and events.
  • Many means to inform parents about the curriculum through information meetings and literature provided on: The Foundation Stage, Reception and Nursery routines, long term plans, the library, Read/Write Inc, liaison books, notice boards and regular letters to parents.
  • Regular discussions on each child’s progress via day to day meetings, twice yearly formal parents’ consultations and twice yearly reports, on-going records of achievement, Learning Journey evidence folders and documentation.
  • Encouragement of relevant learning and playing activities at home to support our programme: reading activities, letter formation, jigsaws, counting, playing games e.g. dominoes, lotto and snap, promotion of independence skills e.g. putting on coats, shoes, washing hands, using the toilet, carrying out simple instructions, tidying away. Similarly, home experiences used in the classroom: - shared experiences of celebrations, topics, visits, religions etc.

Sessions and Prices

Whilst our youngest pupils are nurtured and encouraged to investigate, explore and learn from an array of interesting and stimulating resources within the security of their self-contained Explorers classroom, our Adventurers and Reception classrooms link seamlessly with the outdoors, enabling our pupils to take, use, share and adapt the information and skills that they have learned during more formal, teacher-led activities, thus embedding their learning at increasingly deeper levels.

Opening hours:

  • 7.30am to 6.00pm
  • Monday to Friday
  • All year round or term time

Nursery closures:

Closed:  Tuesday 24 December 2019 to Wednesday 1 January 2020 (inclusive)

Re-open as normal Thursday 2 January 2020

Closed: Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Day (moved to Friday 8 May for 2020), Spring Bank Holiday Monday and August Bank Holiday Monday

 

Full day                                7.30am to 6.00pm                          £49.00  (Breakfast, Lunch and Tea included)

Morning                               08.30am to 11.30am                      £20.25                                  

Afternoon                           12.30pm to 6.00pm                         £35.50 (Tea included)

Afternoon                           12.30pm to 3.30pm                         £20.25

Breakfast                             7.30am to 8.30am                          £7.50

Lunch                                    11.30am to 12.30pm                     £7.50

Additional Hours                                                                           £7.50 per hour

The Nursery closes at 6.00pm, after this time there is a charge of £10 per hour or part thereof.

In the interests of your child’s wellbeing and educational development, we recommend that our Explorers (children who will become 3 years of age between September and August) attend at least 3 morning or afternoon sessions per week, and that our Adventurers (children who will become 4 years of age between September and August) attend at least 5 morning or afternoon sessions per week.

Early years funding entitlement will be deducted from these costs.  Full fees charged for all bank holidays. No charge for 2 weeks holiday per annum for all year round children, which is deducted at the end of their final term at the Nursery once a full year has been completed.

Early Years Funding Entitlements:

Funded session options

In the interests of your child’s wellbeing and educational development, we recommend that our Explorers (children who will become 3 years of age between September and August) attend at least 3 morning or afternoon sessions per week, and that our Adventurers (children who will become 4 years of age between September and August) attend at least 5 morning or afternoon sessions per week.

Hull Collegiate School Nursery 15 Hours Free Childcare Offer

Early years funding entitles children up to 15 hours of free nursery sessions in term time (38 weeks) from the start of the term after they have turned three. These session options are:

Mornings                            08.30 to 11.30am

Afternoons                         12.30 to 3.30pm

Sessions booked outside these funded times will be charged at the relevant rates as listed above. 

To arrange a visit please contat Mrs Sharon McEwan, Registrar, on (01482) 657016 or email: enquiries@hullcollegiateschool.co.uk.  

What would you like to do next? 

Arrange a visit - book one of our open events, or let us arrange you a bespoke tour of the school. 

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Download our latest inspection report - rated Excellent in all areas