Chipstead Valley has a purpose-built nursery housed within the extensive grounds of the school. Our Nursery consists of four key group classes; Caterpillars, Ladybirds, Butterflies and Bumblebees, each providing a safe, friendly, happy and stimulating environment.
Our nursery is set within a caring and supportive learning environment, which takes up to 63 children, age two and three. We immerse the children in a combination of child led and teacher focused activities and challenges, within both the indoor and outdoor environment, building a lifelong love of learning and nurturing the development of the social skills they need to succeed.
Our aim is for every child at Chipstead Valley Nursery to benefit from the consistency of teaching and learning routines, to ensure they are best prepared for starting school and beyond. We offer our youngest children the opportunity to learn and develop through play, helping them to feel confident and safe within the school environment. We aim to ensure they are given the best start to their educational journey and are supported with their transition to Reception.
Our Reception classes provide a welcoming, supportive, and stimulating environment, where children are given equal opportunity to develop and learn. Children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, working throughout the year towards achieving the Early Learning Goals, in a way and pace appropriate to them as individuals.
Early Learning Goals set high expectations within seven key areas of learning and at Chipstead Valley, we aim to meet the diverse needs of each individual child, so that all will develop, progress and achieve. The aims of the curriculum are to help the development of the whole child and to secure a foundation for happy, confident, well-adjusted, independent and educated children.
Pupils will be encouraged to explore, question, reason and communicate and also to express their ideas and feelings through a range of music, drama and imaginary play. The whole school motto, of all children aiming to 'be the best they can be' encompasses all we do, in both work and play, providing the foundations in which each and every child can be supported and encouraged to achieve their full potential.