"Outcomes for children are outstanding."

ISI Inspection Report, 2019

Places are available for September 2021.

About Us

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Welcome to Highfield Priory Nursery and Pre-School. We welcome children between 18 months and 4 years of age in our cosy converted home from home.

Our children have the freedom to experiment, discover and explore in our large outdoor area and carefully considered indoor learning environments. Who knows what trigger will ignite the spark that leads to the next architect, scientist or explorer? We have a large outdoor area that offers opportunities to be creative, physical and curious, whether this be painting in puddles, climbing on our new outdoor area or using a magnifying glass to carefully look at bugs under logs. Everything is an opportunity to learn!

Nursery

Our opening times are Monday-Friday, 8am – 6pm, 51 weeks of the year (closing one week over the Christmas period and bank holidays.) Once the children turn 3, they are able to attend breakfast club which is available Monday – Friday 7.15 – 8am.

In the Nursery there will be a balance of adult led and child initiated activities, some activities may even be led by request of individual children. Under the EYFS guidelines, our nursery children learn through play having first hand experiences with sensory activities. The purpose of this play and active learning is to motivate, stimulate, support and develop skills and concepts, developing language and communication which also develops concentration and positive attitudes both in and outdoors.

Additional Activities

As part of the school community, our Nursery is able to use all of the fabulous onsite facilities, this includes:

  • Dance with Miss Burns and her team from Lancaster Ballet and Theatre school
  • Weekly Library visits
  • Forest School sessions

Pre-School

Our Pre-School is open Monday-Friday, 8am – 3:15pm, during term time. During the holidays children may be booked into the holiday club. Breakfast club is available from 7:15 – 8am to preschool children. 

We provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all our children, using routine times as creatively as possible and taking the opportunity to focus on the individual child. The children have a range of activities in Pre-School –these include: role play, sand and water play, the book corner, builder’s workshop, music corner, small world play, painting as well as our large outdoor area. The children will be divided into small groups and one group will go with the teacher to the classroom for name writing and phonics work whilst the other group will enjoy another activity such as painting. These groups will rotate.

Additional Activities

As part of the school community, our preschool is able to use all of the fabulous onsite facilities, this includes:

  • Dance with Miss Burns and her team from Lancaster Ballet and Theatre school
  • Weekly Library visits
  • Forest School sessions
  • Weekly French lessons with a specialist teacher
  • Physical Education with a specialist Teacher from within the school
  • Transition visits with Reception Teacher throughout the year
  • *Ballet Club
  • *Bite-size Bootcamp

*At an additional Charge

Meals

Here at Highfield Priory Nursery and Pre-School, we work very closely with the catering department to ensure all meals provided are of high nutritional value but also prepared fresh daily. We also cater for all needs and allergies including Halal and Vegetarian. In Nursery children are able to come and have breakfast with us in the morning and we provide healthy snacks throughout the day along with fresh drinking water and milk.

Read more about our meals

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What to Bring

We ask parents to provide:

Outdoor clothing
Nappies, wipes and bottom cream
Water bottle
In Pre-School they will also need to bring their own healthy snack in a small lunch box/bag

 

Please give us a call for more information on available sessions or for a tour with the Nursery Manager.

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