An Indpendent Day School for girls aged 2 - 18 with a Nursery and pre school.
Set in the beautiful area of Hardingstone in Northampton, the school is ideally situated near facilities such as Waitrose and the Dobbies garden centre. The large grounds are home to a forest school area with dipping pond and shelter for the Nursery girls to learn how to build, craft and create in the open. The Nursery itself is split into Kipper Room (2 year old), Elmer Room (3 year olds) and a Pre School room. The lay out of all the rooms is open plan and forms the first part of the Junior School. The nursery has covered outside areas for each room allowing outside play in all weathers. There are also seperate messy play areas and a dining area. Meals are made by the school kitchen and offers a wide variety of foods, all of which are included within the Nursery fees. Girls enjoy the facilities and life of the Junior School by visiting the school library, enjoying ballet and gym in the school hall and taking part in events with the Reception girls.
The Nursery offers 15 free hours to all girls who are eligible, the term after they turn 3. Girls aged 2 years old attend for a mimumum of 3 sessions and 5 years old attend for a minimum of 5 sessions. The Nursery is open 7.30am - 6pm. Girls can attend for a morning 7.30am - 12pm or afternoon 1pm - 3.15/4/4.30/5/5.30/6pm. Or full day. Drop off in the morning is flexible up to 9am (at no discount) but the sessions are otherwise set at the above times. It is £50 to register and there is a £100 returnable deposit. Girls must attend the Nursrey and Pre School during term time hours, parents can additionally book in for the holiday periods as the year goes through. The Nursery is only closed for 2 weeks a year plus bank holidays.
Many girls who attend the Nursery and Pre School stay for Reception Class. Parents simply top up their deposit and girls have a smooth transition. Those who are eligible continue to recieve 15 hours free childcare which discounts the fees. Reception girls have ballet and swimming lessons at no extra cost.