New View Nursery was first established in September 1993. We are open during term time, we follow the term dates set by West Sussex County Council, we are closed for school holidays, half terms and five inset days per academic year.
Children may join New View Nursery from aged 30 months to 4 years+, there are a maximum of 22 places each session. Every three and four year old is entitled to fifteen hours of nursery education per week, we offer fifteen hours in either a morning or afternoon session. Each session has a high adult/child ratio and is run by a qualified team of five or six Early Years professional practitioners.
New View Nursery offers a full range of learning and development opportunities that meet the needs of children and their families. We believe that outdoor play supports all areas of learning and is an integral part of children’s development, children have access to the outdoors all year round, no matter what the weather! We understand that children learn everywhere; we support each child to become lifelong independent learners through play that is free flow, allows risk taking, experimentation, awe and wonder in a fun, colourful and creative environment.
We welcome all parents/carers who wish to look around with a view to their child joining us in the future. Please telephone to book a viewing appointment.
Ofsted report 9th March 2016 ... "This provision is outstanding. The manager and staff team are highly motivated to provide the best quality care and education for children. They meticulously monitor and evaluate all aspects of their practice and make excellent use of training to constantly improve their skills.
Children benefit from an inviting, exciting and highly stimulating learning environment. They have excellent opportunities to independently choose from the extensive range of resources both indoors and outside.
Children's emotional and physical wellbeing is promoted exceptionally well. For example, staff invite them to weekly settling-in afternoons with their parents for a term before they start. By the time they start nursery, children already know the environment and their key person very well and have started to make friends.
Staff provide a rich, varied and imaginative range of activities that enthuse children and motivate them to learn. They know children very well and plan the day extremely effectively to meet all children's needs. For example, older children attend afternoon pre-school sessions that prepare them very successfully for school.
Staff form highly effective partnerships with parents and other professionals. Parents are very closely involved in monitoring their child's progress and continuing their learning at home. For example, they have constant access to their child's development records and contribute their own observations."
Starting nursery is a big step for children. It is also a big step for parents too! Leaving your child with someone that you do not know well is hard and so it is normal to feel anxious. Our aim is to work with you to make the settling in process as smooth as possible. The aim of our policy is therefore to settle your child in without any tears.
Once you have been offered a nursery place we invite you to come along and get to know us and what we do. Join us from 1:30 to 2:30 to stay and play with your child. We invite you to come along and get to know the team and the nursery environment.
In order for your child to settle into nursery, we need to work together. Settling-in is a process. Your child has to build a relationship with us and feel comfortable before they will be ready to leave you. Children need to feel that their parents are happy and relaxed about them playing and being at nursery. Try our “Taster Session” from 2:30 to 3:30, leave your child to play for one hour.
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