Nursery & Early Years
Riverston Nursery & Early Years Department operates a morning, afternoon or a full day programme for children aged 9 months to 4 years old. The children can attend the department on a flexible day by day programme which can be tailored to suit each individual family's needs.
Full time hours are from 8.00am until 6.00pm, Monday to Friday for 50 weeks of the year.
Part time sessions are available for 50 weeks of the year and are for 4 hours per day only. Children can attend for 2, 3, 4 or 5 days a week on this basis.
Term time only attendance is possible and this is for 5 days, Monday to Friday between 8.45am and 3.30pm, similar to the main school hours.
We follow the national Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum - click here to find out more.
The day begins with a free play session where the children are encouraged to use a variety of equipment and resources. Each room in the Early Years department has a computer, role play area, sand and water facilities and an easel for the children to enjoy free art activities.
The timetable also offers many physical activities; the children enjoy regular trips to the park, movement to music, sport and gymnastic sessions, and access to Riverston's own Forest School.
To find out much more about our Early Years provision, please refer to our Early Years Handbook - just click this link.
After their visit in 2014, ISI Inspectors reported that the "provision for children's well-being is outstanding", that "children are happy to come to school" and that "all staff provide excellent role models".