Little Bramley Nursery
A firm foundation for 3 - 4 years
At Bramley School, we believe in building on firm foundations and our flourishing nursery department for girls rising 3 to 4 years – Little Bramley – is the ideal place to start.
Little Bramley provides a happy, stimulating and safe environment, which offers every opportunity for learning through structured activities and play.
Our nursery is housed in a large purpose-built room on the ground floor and offers an attractive, well-resourced outdoor learning environment, complete with climbing frames, bike track, sand and water areas and grass and tarmac play space.
In Little Bramley, we ensure that each girl is welcomed into the class. We are proud of our low pupil-staff ratios, which allow the qualified Early Years Specialists to form excellent relationships with the girls.
Sessions are flexible and range from five mornings (8.45am to 12.30pm) to five full days (8.45 am to 3 pm) or simply something in between. There are also facilities for before and after-school care.
There’s no form of selective entry for Little Bramley. Girls are accepted in order of registration and join in the term leading up to their third birthday.
Little Bramley pupils follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum with its emphasis on fun, creative and stimulating activities and environment. Girls are sensitively encouraged in their development of reading, writing, mathematics, painting and drawing, music and physical and creative play. Music is integral to the curriculum and parents are invited each half-term to Little Bramley’s play or assembly performance. School visits are arranged to complement the topics of study.
In order to ease new parents into Bramley School, the Head of EYFS and Nursery staff run parent workshops and evenings.
We’re also happy to put parents of prospective pupils in touch with each other or with parents whose children already attend Bramley School to help ease the transition from home to nursery.
Little Bramley fosters a family atmosphere and this, together with an all-girl environment, helps develop confidence, self-esteem and a love of learning.
Extended Day Care
At Bramley School, we provide the following extended day care for your daughter:
This is available to all girls in the Dining Room from 7.45am to 8.15am. Breakfast will consist of cereal, toast, yoghurt and milk. The girls are registered as soon as they arrive and they are looked after by a member of staff. The charge for Breakfast Club is £3 (no breakfast) or £4 (with breakfast) per day.
Early Morning Club
This is available to all girls in the Dining Room from 8.15am to 8.30am where they are supervised by a member of staff. There is no charge for Early Morning Club.
This after school club is for girls aged rising 3-7 years from 3pm to 5.30pm. Discoverers is led by two Early Years Specialist members of staff who plan activities to suit this age group. The charges are £6.75 an hour, £15.50 for 3pm to 5.30pm or £1.75 per quarter of an hour.
These activities are for girls of all ages and they take place from 4pm until 5pm. A wide range of extra-curricular activities are held and charges vary.
Extra-curricular activities provide a wonderful opportunity for girls to broaden their horizons and explore their individual interests and talents. They are crucial in developing each girl’s confidence and self-esteem and help promote a varied and all-round education. As girls move up through the school more opportunities become available for them.
This is taught by the Karen Robinson School of Dancing and is available to girls from Little Bramley upwards. Lessons are currently held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Girls have the opportunity to take ballet examinations and all participate in regular shows.
Gymnastics coaching takes place on Tuesday evening. Qualified gymnastics coaches from DK Gymnastics teach the girls. Please ask the School Office for further details.
Girls are learning all the time, not just through their academic subjects but also in the way that they communicate with others and the way that they conduct themselves within the wider community.
Pastoral care of the girls at Bramley School is paramount. Class teachers and form teachers are responsible for the care and happiness of each child and an ‘Open Door’ policy exists which allows parents easy access to meet with the teacher should the need arise.
Assemblies are an important part of the school day, when the staff and children come together to reflect on Christian values and provide an opportunity for children to reflect and develop their emotional literacy skills. Whilst the majority of acts of worship in our school are Christian, other religions are also recognised in our assemblies. Assemblies take on a weekly theme, such as listening to other people, contributing to the community and understanding British values. There are class assemblies on a Thursday, when the theme is reinforced.
Curriculum time is dedicated to Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education and Citizenship allowing further reflection time and this, combined with the assemblies, allows girls to develop socially, morally and ethically.
The ‘Open Door’ policy allows parents easy access to members of staff and parents are actively encouraged to participate in all aspects of school life.
The Headmistress is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Mrs Sarah Nunn is our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL). Mrs Kate Butt and Mrs Emma Turbervill are our Heads of Pastoral Care.