We would like to welcome you to the Alderman Pounder Nursery, affectionately known as Seedlings. We are delighted that you are considering our Nursery for the start of your child’s educational journey. We pride ourselves in being very approachable and you are always welcome to come in and have a chat if you have any concerns or you feel there is something specific that you think we need to know. If you think you may need a longer discussion then please make an appointment to see your child’s key worker.
We aim to develop a partnership between parents and school which will be of benefit to the children, their families and the school itself.
At Seedlings we welcome children into a secure, happy and stimulating environment. All children are offered equal opportunities to learn through a wide variety of play activities. These are carefully structured to build upon the knowledge and experiences which children bring from their lives outside school.
- an excellent early years teacher-led curriculum, nurturing children to achieve their potential
- a fun environment for learning, where each child can grow in self-esteem and independence
- a caring staff team who look out for each individual child’s needs, helping them become more confident
- quality feedback to parents
- additional hours for wrap around care
We encourage children to become confident, independent members of this caring community by helping them to experience success. By developing their self-esteem and self-confidence and showing we value friendship and co-operation, we help them to show respect for other people, cultures, property and their surroundings. We allow them to make informed choices and encourage them to take responsibility for the decisions they make.
The staff provide a wide range of activities and experiences through which children can become confident in working and communicating with different adults and children. They learn to express their ideas, to ask questions and to listen to the answers. They learn when it is appropriate to join in with others and when to concentrate on their own activity.
If you would like any more information or advice, please feel free to contact the school office. We look forward to meeting you and your child and welcoming you to our school.
Our nursery provision is open from 7:30am - 6:00pm, Monday to Friday during term time. On these days, we have two main learning sessions and wraparound care.
|7.30am - 8.45am||Breakfast Club|
|8.45am - 11.45am||Learning Session 1|
|11.45am - 12.30pm||Lunch|
|12.30pm - 3.30pm||Learning Session 2|
|3.30pm – 6.00pm||After School Club|
Nursery fees and funding
Children are able to start funded nursery (15 hours per week) from the term after they turn 3 years old, although the local authority will provide funding earlier if parents qualify for a 'Letter of Eligibility'. For more information on early years funding click here.
3 or 4 year olds may be entitled to 30 hours free childcare, if their parents are working. If your child is on our Seedlings waiting list and you think you may qualify, please let the school office know.
(if not used as part of funded hours)
7.30am - 8.45am
8.45am - 11.45am
Learning Session 1
(£16 for 2-year olds)
11.45am - 12.30pm
(Food not included in price)
12.30pm - 3.30pm
Learning Session 2
(£16 for 2-year olds)
3.30pm – 6.00pm
After School Club
Please see our Extended Services Booking and Payment policy, available on the policies section, for additional information.
Late collection from Nursery or Bouncing Beans
A late collection fee will be chargeable, unless agreed otherwise by the Headteacher, for example in one-off exceptional circumstances. If your child has not been collected after their session has ended (e.g. 11.45am, 3.30pm or 6.00pm), then a £10.00 charge will be levied and for every fifteen minutes thereafter. All parents/carers will be given a five-minute grace period on late collection of their child, unless this becomes a regular occurrence.