The nursery at Orchard has a long tradition of welcoming children either as a baby or around the time of their second birthday. The next seven to nine years at Orchard affords them a unique opportunity to experience a consistent secure environment in which to grow and achieve. The partnership between home and school is forged at this time and creates an invaluable and fruitful relationship with the well being and happiness of the child at its core.
We work under the umbrella of the Early Years Foundation Stage and our main aim is to enable and encourage children to build on their experiences and stages of development. We are attentive and alert to the way young children investigate and manipulate objects. The tactile experiences offered through sand, water and dough feature largely in the children’s play and lots of opportunity is given to explore, make sense of and respond to what they see, hear, feel, touch and smell.