The Lemon Tree Nursery School offers high quality educational play to meet the individual needs of children aged 1 – 5 years. We provide a happy, stimulating environment where children discover that learning is fun and where they can reach their full potential before moving on to school with confidence.
The nursery opened in 1991and is set in 4 acres of gardens. There are four nursery rooms containing library, IT, music and creative areas in addition to extensive facilities for early learning through play. We encourage the children to explore all areas of the grounds and to try their hand at gardening. Staff take the early years curriculum outside at all times and combine learning with a healthy lifestyle whilst ensuring that we contribute to wonderful childhood memories. French language is introduced informally through play and songs when the
children are approximately two years old.
The Staff at the Lemon Tree Nursery School are well qualified and training is updated regularly. The overall ratio of children to staff is 5:1 and we are registered with Ofsted. We were recently rated as Outstanding by Ofsted. Starting at a nursery is an exciting time for children and parents and we want to make this transition as smooth as possible. We arrange settling-in sessions for all children and we hope you will find them valuable. It is a wonderful opportunity to share information about the children so that we can provide both excellent care and learning activities which will inspire them. We would like to make sure that their time here is happy and enjoyable in every way.
So much has been discovered in recent years about how children learn and develop. The nursery provides a wonderful learning environment where the children can enjoy investigative play and build upon experiences previously gained at home. Each member of staff is committed to encouraging all children to work towards the ‘Early Learning Goals’ within the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum’ produced by the Department of Education. We continually explore new research in children’s thinking and learning and are members of Somerset centres for Innovation and Research.
We will endeavour to ensure that your child will follow a stimulating and varied programme of learning, which he or she will find both exciting and enjoyable. A record of children’s individual progress is maintained throughout their time in the nursery and you will be invited to share information about their interests and hobbies so that we may jointly plan and shape their learning experiences.
When a child reaches the age of two years, Health visitors gather information on children’s health and development as part of the two year old check. We are asked to make a contribution towards this report which will only be written with your consent and shared with you so that together we may formulate a summary of your child’s development.
We look forward to welcoming you and your child into our nursery.