Our Little Ed’s Nursery is a home from home. Catering for children from the age of 2 through to 5, the bright and cosy classrooms allow the children to create, discover and learn in a quiet and restful setting. Our small class ethos filters throughout the school with Nursery provision on a maximum of 1:4 or 1:6 ratio depending upon age. The children’s learning through the day is a mixture of adult-led and child-led activities all focused around our play-based curriculum, and the secure garden and covered decking area allow the children to be outside enjoying the fresh air all day long, even when faced with the sometimes inclement Hindhead weather! Regular communication with parents is very much part of the St. Ed’s style and key, we feel, to ensuring that each child’s development and progress is carefully monitored and encouraged.
Little Ed’s flourishes from its home within 40 acres of Surrey countryside; daily walks through the grounds inevitably develop into Dinosaur Hunts in the school woods or Flower Fairy quests up on the top field or even the occasional hot pursuit of Pirates on the Astroturf! Little Ed’s provide all of the children with their own waterproof suits so that everyone goes home looking as clean and presentable in their distinctive Little Ed’s uniform as they did upon arrival …. well almost! Weekly visits from the Specialist Teaching staff from the Prep School in French, Music and Dance is a definite highlight of the children’s day, as well as the annual visits from professional Storytellers and not forgetting of course Father Christmas himself.
Platters of fresh fruit and freshly cut sandwiches are served at mid-morning and mid-afternoon break time, together with water or milk. Water is available to the children throughout the day as learning can be thirsty work! At midday, freshly prepared and cooked lunches from the School kitchen are served in the paneled dining room, or Hogwarts as so many of our younger children call it, and special dietary requirements for the children can be discussed with our Head of Catering.
There are two nursery sessions per day: the morning session from 08.15 am until 12.30 pm and the afternoon session from 12.30 pm until 3.15 pm. Together, these form the “full day”. Recognising that our parents have busy lives, children can stay with us until 6.15 pm every day of the week thanks to our after school clubs. Optional pick up times are available. Little Ed’s Nursery is open term-time, with a holiday club increasing the overall provision to 46 weeks per annum.
Little Ed’s is a safe and happy place for everyone, come and join us in the fun!