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Ockbrook is a unique school. It is a place where learning is always enjoyable. It is where your child makes friends, finds their confidence and relishes their learning.
Enter the Mount, home to our Early Years provision, and you enter a welcoming world of colour, laughter and learning. Our classrooms our located on the ground floor enabling free-flow learning into the beautiful surroundings of our safe, secure rural setting, confidently absorbing all that is new, exciting and fun.
Our aim is to give every child attention, care and security. We provide the children with a rich and stimulating environment to promote the children’s emotional, social, linguistic, physical and intellectual development. This is achieved through a well structured and balanced day. Within Nursery and Reception our teaching staff work together to implement the Early Years’ Foundation Stage Curriculum through specific areas of learning and development.
Our Television Room is available from 08.00, if an early drop off is required, which is supervised by a member of staff until the children are collected and taken to their classrooms at 08.15 – this is offered at no additional cost to pupils who have siblings in the school or are staying for a full day.
Lunch time & Afternoon Session
Our Television Room is available for children who are being collected between this time – this is offered at no additional cost.
After School Care – If you need to collect your child after 4pm we have a Tea Time Club, which is supervised by staff. Tea is available and activities are planned for the children in which they may participate once they have eaten their tea. After School Care is charged in addition to the school fees.
Entry to Reception is in the September following your child’s fourth birthday.
The school day in Reception runs from 8.40am-3.20pm, but pupils can be dropped off from 8am and collected at up to 4pm with no extra cost. Our after-school care runs from 4-5.45pm.
Reception holds a special place in Early Years. We recognise the importance of providing a caring environment where children are encouraged to explore and where everyone feels safe, secure, confident and valued. We achieve this by delivering a broad curriculum that uses life experiences to bring to life the social, emotional, spiritual and intellectual development of each child. Subject specialists teach French, PE, Music and Digital Learning to develop all types of learning.
Qualities such as self-motivation, independence and questioning are encouraged and we welcome the involvement of parents in their child’s education. This prepares your child for a smooth journey from Foundation Stage into Key Stage One and beyond.
“We were delighted with the transition from Nursery into Reception. Our daughter skipped into school on her first day and never looked back. Neither did we!”
Parent of child in Reception age 5