I think the settling process was very good as we all felt involved, could ask questions and gain feedback
The nursery class at Turnfurlong Infant School opened in September 2017. The nursery team are led by two experienced Early Years teachers. They work alongside experienced support staff who hold relevant Early Years qualifications.
The ethos of the nursery is to provide a happy and sociable environment where every child is treated as an individual. All staff work closely together to care for all of the children but each child has a named member of staff who is their 'key person'. They get to know your child very well and become your child's 'special' person at nursery who will support them as they move from being at home to being part of our nursery community. Your child's key person will also meet with you at intervals to discuss your child's progress and development.
The nursery uses the document 'Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage' to plan for teaching and learning. A copy of this document and the DfE document 'What to expect, and when?' (4children guide) is attached below.
The indoor and outdoor learning spaces in the nursery are carefully organised to support and stimulate children's learning and development across the seven areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. During the session, the children are able to 'free-flow' between the indoor and outdoor learning space as part of the daily routine. They also have times as part of a group that are adult-led such as singing and story times and sharing snack together.
Planning for learning in our nursery class starts from our observations of the children's interests. We work closely alongside parents and carers and, where possible, this partnership begins with a visit to a child's home before they start with us. The nursery also run regular themed 'stay and play' sessions where parents and carers can join us to experience and find out more about what their children are learning at nursery.
We offer 15 hours of free childcare for eligible pupils. This is either every morning or every afternoon (Monday to Friday).
The sessions are as follows:
There are spaces for a total of 60 children. The morning and afternoon sessions each have space for 26 three/four year old children and 4 two/three old children.
APPLICATIONS FOR 2021-2022
|3-4 year olds:||dates of birth between 01.09.17 and 31.08.18|
|2-3 year olds:||dates of birth between 01.09.18 and 31.08.19|
APPLICATIONS FOR 2022-2023
|3-4 year olds:||dates of birth between 01.09.18 and 31.08.19|
|2-3 year olds:||dates of birth between 01.09.19 and 31.08.20|
Applications for two year old children are only considered if they are eligible for 2 year old funding. Eligibility for the funding can be checked here:
If you are interested in applying for a place for your child, please complete the application form on this page and return it to:
Turnfurlong Infant School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury, HP21 7PL, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered in line with the admissions policy.