As a nursery school, we work closely with parents throughout the academic year. Many of our staff , including the head teacher, are working parents. We therefore work hard to ensure that our families have valuable information concerning children’s progress and activities as far in advance as possible. We have attempted to set dates for fixed events as far as possible.
We have made a conscious decision in January 2013, to communicate with our parents electronically rather than using paper. We have discussed this with the parents and children and are committed to reducing our carbon footprint.
Parents will receive weekly updates from class teachers concerning what their children will be doing that week as well as a weekly Newsletter from the headteacher.
|Autumn Term 2017||Wed 6 September – Fri 8 December|
|Autumn Half Term||Fri 20 – Fri 27 October inclusive|
|Christmas Activity Week||Mon 11 – Fri 15 December (additional fees payable)|
|Spring Term 2018||Wed 3 January – Fri 23 March|
|Spring Half Term||Mon 12 – Fri 16 February inclusive|
|Easter Activity Week||Mon 26 – Thurs 29 March (additional fees payable)|
|Summer Term 2018||Mon 16 April – Friday 13 July|
|May Bank Holiday||Mon 7 May|
|Summer Half Term||Fri 25 May – Fri 1 June inclusive|
|Summer Activity Week||Mon 16 – Fri 20 July (additional fees payable)|
Stepping Stones is organised into 3 terms. Each term has a half-term holiday. Children can attend on a part-time basis (a minimum of 2 sessions a week) from 2 to 3 1/2 years of age.
In the Ladybird and Dragonfly Classes we aim for all children to attend full-time as they need to have access to the full curriculum on offer before they transfer to Primary School.
• Caterpillar Class
9.00am – 12.00pm
• Butterfly Class
9.10am – 12.20pm
• Dragonfly Class
9.00am – 12.30pm
• Ladybird Class
9.10am – 12.40pm
If parents feel that their child is ready and doesn’t still need a sleep in the afternoon, then they can stay at nursery until 3pm for an extended day provision (see ‘Extra Curricular Activities’). They will need to bring a packed lunch from home and we issue guidelines to parents for ‘Healthy Packed Lunch Options’.
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We have many years of experience in advising parents about the excellent selection of local independent and state primary schools.
Our parent coffee mornings are also a good opportunity for parents to swap information about schools.
We ‘feed’ to several local highly-regarded private schools, such as Orchard House, Chiswick & Bedford Park, Heathfield House, and Ravenscourt Park Prep.
Many of our children also transfer on to several over-subscribed local state schools, particularly St. Peter’s Church of England Primary School, Larmenier and Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, John Betts Primary School, St. Stephen’s Church of England Primary School, The Free School and the surrounding Ark Schools.
Stepping Stones is available to hire as a venue for children’s birthday parties or other family events, either after school hours or during weekends.
We have links with several experienced Party Entertainers who have already succesfully held themed parties at the nursery. Please contact the nursery office to check for availability and cost.