Nursery

Room to Grow

At Lathallan School we are very proud of our Nursery. Its combination of excellent staff and first class indoor and outdoor facilities means that parents can leave their children in full confidence that they will have an enjoyable experience in a safe and caring environment.  Once they reach school age children who continue on to Lathallan School will benefit from a continuity of individual care which begins so well here at our nursery.

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Lathallan Nursery offers full and part-time placements for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Our nursery is set in over 62 acres of private land and provides an ideal setting in which children can develop long lasting friendships, a love of learning through fun and play and an understanding of the world around them.

Our fully qualified staff have a friendly, fun but professional approach and take pride in the relationships they build with the children and their parents.

We are open Monday to Friday from 7.30 am to 6.00 pm for 50 weeks of the year (closed for two weeks over the Christmas/New Year period).

Please feel free to come and see us at any time!

Find out about our nursery classes

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Our Aims

  • To provide a positive, caring and secure environment where each individual child counts.
  • To create a warm, happy, safe and friendly atmosphere where children feel confident to be themselves.
  • To stimulate young minds and to encourage learning and development through play.
  • To build effective partnerships between staff and parents, and build upon past learning experiences.
  • To support children developing relationships with staff and peers.
  • To deliver a curriculum and care programme which promotes independence and maximises the strengths of the individual child.
  • To give all children, regardless of ability, gender, race or religion an equal opportunity to be educated and cared for.
  • To sustain a commitment from all staff to carry out evaluation of their practice and nursery procedures.
  • To ensure all staff are committed to continuing their personal professional development.
  • To encourage the participation by staff and children, in an organised eco-schools project.  Within this project we encourage global awareness.

Our Philosophy

  • We believe that care and education are integral.
  • We believe that children are best supported when parents and staff work together.
  • Our curriculum is play-based, because we feel that children learn best through supported play.
  • We believe that children need to be respected in order to respect.
  • We believe that the learning environment must be planned to ensure that children are provided with rich and stimulating experiences, to build on what they already know and can do.
  • We will support the children to use the resources and the environment in a way that will develop their independence and problem solving skills.
  • We will help the children to build positive relationships with other children and adults.
  • In order to foster the children’s positive sense of self and self esteem, we will ensure that the experiences, family background, interests, abilities and cultural heritage will be positively celebrated and reflected across the service.
  • We believe that it is very important to provide staff with training and development opportunities so that they, in turn, can provide the children with effective learning and teaching.
  • We endeavour to network with other professionals for the benefit of the service.