Beech Class and Maple Class
Beech class is a large, bright airy classroom with a door leading to our exciting outdoor area via a raised decking terrace. Maple class is large and spacious with a door straight out into the garden. Each class is staffed by a fully qualified teacher and other support staff including fully qualified Early Years Professionals, who each take a ‘key person’ role to ensure that children feel safe and secure and that parents have a key contact. Children start each session with their Key Person in a their base classroom and have a special Key Group time with talk, games, stories, activities and investigations. They can then choose whether to be inside or outside or which room they want to be in.
Chestnut Class is a resource base with 10 full time equivalent places for children with a recognised social communication difficulty. Some of the children have been diagnosed as having Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The team includes a qualified specialist Teacher, a Nursery Nurse, an Occupational Therapist, a Speech Therapist and Learning Support Assistants. Whilst the children are fully included in the life of the nursery school and especially outdoor play, they benefit from a structured daily programme to help them develop important communication, social and play skills.