Our co-educational Nursery offers outstanding Early Years education for girls and boys aged 3 – 4.
- Heatherton Nursery Parent
At Heatherton Nursery, it is our aim that every girl and boy develops a lively, enquiring mind and feels happy, safe and secure.
We ensure that every child fulfills their potential in all aspects of their progress and growth.
We work in close partnership with parents to ensure that we give every child the highest quality of care and education, according to their individual needs.
We understand that their early school experiences will shape your child’s attitude to learning for the rest of their life.
Children at Heatherton Nursery learn through planned, purposeful play, exploration and investigation.
We are in the enviable position of having a fully qualified teacher as part of our Nursery staff and our extremely high staff to child ratio means we are able to offer a truly child-centred pattern of learning.
We are able to respond to the individual learning needs and interests of your child and to tailor their education to suit them, at their own pace.
Our Nursery children are also taught by specialist teachers for Music, Modern Foreign Languages and Ballet.
At Heatherton Nursery, children are able to choose activities that interest them.
They are allowed time to complete their chosen tasks in our indoor area that features a purposeful wooden play frame, a fully equipped IT zone, separate role-play space, a dedicated creative area and a ‘cosy’ room for circle time.
Our impressive outdoor play area features numerous ride-on toys, water play, a large sand-pit and a dedicated garden and digging zone.
By working closely with both parents and their children, we learn about a child’s interests and previous experiences. This ensures we can create new learning opportunities to ensure that they have fun and enjoy challenges and successes whilst making real progress.
Sensitive adult support ensures that our children can practice new and existing skills, develop their thoughts and ideas and when appropriate we challenge their thinking and invite them to test their ideas.
At Heatherton we also teach children how to become learners. Through playing and exploring, they become engaged, curious and willing to try new things.
Through active learning, they learn to be motivated and persistent and to enjoy a sense of achievement.
By creating and thinking critically, they develop their thinking skills so that they can have their own ideas, make links between their experiences and make decisions and choices in their learning.
Heatherton’s Co-educational Nursery in Amersham is open Monday to Friday during term time. CLICK HERE for current term dates.
When a pupil joins our Nursery as a ‘rising three’ (the term they turn three), he or she may start on the current minimum of three morning sessions per week. Once a pupil is three years’ old, the minimum sessions required are currently either: four morning sessions; two full days or one full day and two morning sessions. Sessions are usually increased term by term to meet a child’s needs in preparation for their transition into Reception and can be regularly discussed with our staff. We do ask that the sessions are consecutive as this helps with the settling in process. The session timing can be seen below.
From September 2021 onwards, children may join during the term after their third birthday at the earliest.
Breakfast Club 7.30am – 8am
Morning Session (before lunch)* 8am -12pm
Full Day (includes lunch) 8am – 3pm
After-school Club 3pm -6.30pm
* Children in the Nursery have a rolling start and can come in between 8am – 8.40am.
Heatherton’s full fees list including terms and conditions. Fees are reviewed each September.
The Heatherton Nursery accepts childcare vouchers as payment from accredited companies for school fees. We are not registered for the Early Years Government Funding.
Breakfast Club and After-School Club to be booked and paid for separately.
At Heatherton we understand that you may need childcare flexibility and support out of standard school hours. We offer Wrap Around Care from 07:30 until 18:30 for all Heatherton pupils from Nursery to Year 6.
The earliest a pupil can start at the school is the term in which they become three years’ old. From September 2021 onwards, entry into the Nursery will take place twice a year, in September and January, and children may join in the term following their third birthday at the earliest.
Places are limited for ‘rising three’ entrants, so early registration is advised. Our Admissions Officer Yasmin Rouse will be happy to clarify your child’s earliest possible start date.
Please contact Yasmin on 01494 726433 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment to come and see our amazing Nursery in action.