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Welcome to Osborne Nursery School and Children’s Centre

We offer a creative, stimulating balance of child initiated and adult led activities and follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. We are committed to outdoor learning, with our large, varied outdoor space being freely accessible to children.

The children are divided into small groups of children where they have the support of a key worker, who is the main link between child, family and nursery. We aim to offer a learning environment that enables and empowers children to become independent learners and thinkers, who are able to communicate clearly and sociably with others.

We have an on-site forest school which enables our children to experience and learn from the natural world, our weather and the seasons. They develop their language, confidence and social skills whilst making new discoveries and solving problems together.

We work closely with parents as you know your children the best. All families are offered an initial induction meeting and regular parent meetings and Play and Learn with your Child Days. We have an open door policy and your partnership is valued.

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  • “Children behave well, because rules are clear and adults’ expectations are consistent. Staff plan interesting and exciting activities and as a result, children enjoy school. OFSTED 2012
  • “The keyworkers are fantastic as they bring out the best in the children in their care. They encourage the children to be independent and confident, but also to be considerate of other people – the children learn valuable life skills from a young age.” Parents Questionnaire 2014
  • “Osborne nursery does many things well, such as keeping the children safe, meeting their needs and encouraging them in all areas.” Parents Questionnaire 2014
  • “It is fantastic at providing a diverse environment. The children learn to appreciate other cultures and to celebrate their differences. The headteacher from The Abbey also commented on this at one of your recent events.”  Parents Questionnaire 2013 
  • “The way children learn about their own heritage and the heritage and views of others is particularly strong.” OFSTED 2012.
  • “Parents are rightly confident that great care is taken to ensure the safety and well-being of all children” OFSTED 2012 .
We are to be a part of the CREC Early Years Partnership. Click Here for more information

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