The Mary Bassett Nursery provides stimulating, play-based, high-quality care and education for children of all abilities aged from two to four years.
As of the 4th of January 2021, the following procedures shall be followed when attending the school site:
To register your interest in joining us for the
Autumn term (September 2021), please either call us on 01525 373017,
e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in our Waiting List Form (found near the bottom of this page)
|Morning Session||9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.|
|Afternoon Session (including Lunchtime)||12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.|
Currently we are able to take up to 60 children in the morning session and 55 in the afternoon.
The morning and afternoon sessions are charged at £14.70 per session.
Lunchtime sessions are included within the pm session; you can either provide a healthy packed lunch or you can order a hot school lunch.
Hot school lunches must be ordered on-line and paid for a week in advance.
Lunches are currently at £2.30 per meal.
Children become entitled to funding the term following their 3rd birthday. Funding entitlement is a maximum of 570 hours over 38 weeks of the year (term time only) which equates to 15 hours per week, in our case, 5 sessions per week which are free at the point of delivery. 30 Hours Funding is likewise accepted.
Additionally, we accept children with 2 Year Funding. Please note that if your child does not receive 2 Year Funding and you would like to pay for your sessions, we will only be able to take them from the term after they turn 2.5 years old (30 months old).
If you have further queries or need more information, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Development & Learning
The Nursery has a 2 year rolling plan. Learning is topic led, but very much based around the children’s interests, and we directly feed these interests into the weekly planning. The provision for children's development and learning is guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). These guidelines ensure that parents can be confident that their child will receive a quality experience that supports their child’s individual development and learning.
The Nursery offers School Readiness provision to support our older children in gaining confidence and realise their potential to be amazing learners. We support our children to be ready to join the Reception class with the social, verbal, and educational tools they will need to embark on their school journey.
The Nursery also provides 2 Year Old Support planning for our younger children with activities that promote their development in the Three Primary Areas of the EYFS. These activities are tailored to suit their needs and supports their transition and growth in the setting.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
For information regarding our SEND policy, the Nursery SEND Offer and Central Bedfordshire Council's Local Offer, please refer to the Class Page, thank you.
Further Information & Contact Details
If you would like to read more about what we do, please CLICK HERE to visit the Class Page in this website.
If you would like to arrange a visit to Nursery, please contact the manager Louise Hastings on 01525 373017.
We hope to see you soon!
Take a look around our Nursery setting and get a feel for the space your child could learn and play in.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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