The Kinsbourne Common Nursery and Pre-School is Ofsted registered for children between two and five years of age. We are situated in the North of Harpenden, adjacent to beautiful common land and conveniently located with ample parking facilities. There is access to both indoor and outdoor provision on a daily basis.
Our ethos is that children should learn through play where there will be scope for them to use their imagination and develop skills appropriately. The children are supported by a team of highly qualified and dedicated staff within a friendly, caring and stimulating environment. We comply with the revised Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (DfE, 2017) where we work closely with parents/carers and regularly update them on their child’s progress. In line with this, we also provide access to government funding when children become eligible and are able to accept a range of voucher schemes. Please see the following government link in respect of the funding criteria for two to four year olds:-
Should you be eligible for government funding, the 'Parent declaration form - free early education for two, three and four year olds' can be downloaded using this link and returned to Anna Gay when appropriate.
We run five morning sessions a week (Monday-Friday, 9.15am-12.15pm) with the option of a lunch club up until 1.00pm on a Wednesday and *Thursday. Four of our morning sessions run from St Mary’s Church Hall. Our Tuesday session entitled ‘Kinergy’ operates from the new 9th Harpenden Scout Hut (The Kinsbourne Common Hall) which is immediately adjacent to St Mary’s Church Hall. This session runs at the same time but involves more physical activities.
*NB: As of 4 February 2016 we will be running a full day each Thursday (9.15am-3.30pm). Commencing 3 May 16 we will be running a full day each Tuesday (9.15am-3.30pm)
We consider the welfare, learning and all-round development of children with different backgrounds and levels of ability, including those with special educational needs and disabilities. Should your child have a special educational need, please see our Local Offer link situated at Hertfordshire Directory’s website as outlined below :-
The Nursery Team would like to take this opportunity to thank the many individuals who support us. In particular, the continued support and positive feedback we receive from our existing parents/carers and their children.
Our Mission Statement
We are the inclusive nursery and pre-School Ofsted registered for children between two and five years of age with a team of highly qualified and dedicated staff. We comply with the Revised Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (DfE, 2017) which addresses seven aspects
of learning and development as follows:
Prime areas: Personal, Social and Emotional, Communication and Language and Physical Development
Specific areas: Maths, Literacy, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design
To provide a safe, caring, nurturing and rich learning environment that meets the needs of EVERY child.
To learn from others for the benefit of EVERY child
To provide a valuable contribution to the community and assist transition to other settings for EVERY child.
How do we promote inclusive practice? We practice what we preach!