2-year-olds welcome at Highfield and Brookham Schools 

Posted on 22nd May 2020 in School News, Nursery

Highfield and Brookham Schools are delighted to announce it has received approval from the Department of Education to admit 2-year-olds to their Nursery. Previously, children were welcome to join to the Nursery the term they turned 3-years-of-age but the new registration now means children can join the moment they turn 2. This is a welcome change for many families with younger children who are keen for them to join Brookham Nursery earlier than 3 years.

In order to adapt their provision for the youngest members of the school, Highfield and Brookham Schools will design a brand-new Nursery space just for them. This specialised room for 2-year-olds will enable the children to receive the care they need separate from the older Nursery children, allowing them to develop independence, imagination and communication at a pace that is unique to them. When they are 3-years-old, or when it is developmentally right for them, children will graduate up into the main Nursery space which is a gentle step up and geared towards getting the children ready for Reception.

All children at Brookham Nursery benefit from small class sizes and high staff to children ratios which means teachers have time to develop each individual child helping them to build the foundations to becoming a courageous and independent life-long learner. They also have 175 acres of private outdoor learning space to explore as well as specialist teaching in P.E., Music and Forest School.

Mrs Sophie Baber, Headteacher at Brookham School says: “Nursery is the beginning. It is all about building strong foundations for children’s future learning. We strongly believe in child-led learning which gives the children freedom to express themselves, develop and pursue their own interests, underpinned by the Early Years Curriculum and our experienced teachers. We simply cannot wait to welcome 2-year-olds to benefit from an education at Highfield and Brookham.”

To find out more about Highfield and Brookham Schools and details on admissions into their Nursery for 2020/21 visit highfieldandbrookham.co.uk.