We are open term-time only from 9.10am-3.05pm and run extra clubs during the holidays.
Children are welcome to join us from the age of two years old up until they transition to primary school.
We have one classroom which is a mixed age group from two years to four years, which is a hallmark of Montessori education.
Settling in is very much an individual process, as every child and family have different needs.
Your child’s Key Educator will work together with you to ensure the settling in process is as smooth as possible. We usually suggest that for the first week the sessions are shorter and then gradually extend the session time.
We follow the national ratio requirements. For two to three year olds this is one adult to four toddlers, and for three and four year olds this is one adult to eight children.
Key Educator System: Your child will always have an educator at nursery who looks after their wellbeing and monitors their educational journey.
Yes, we are lucky to have our own private outdoor area and we also use a public playground across the road.
We provide a healthy mid-morning snack but children bring their own packed lunch.
Nap time is available on request but there is always rest time after lunch.
Parents receive verbal feedback about their child every day. In addition to this, we use an online platform, to share observations with parents.
We do parent consultations once a term to discuss progress and ensure the continuity of learning between home and nursery. We also send out weekly newsletters with events, reminders and whole nursery news.
When accepting a place we require a £150 deposit (refundable in your child’s last term) and a £50 non-refundable registration fee.
No. We are happy to accept children before they are toilet trained.
Yes, all children from Riverside Nursery Schools receive priority entry to Broomfield House School.