Nursery and Infants (ages 2-7)
Welcome to Oldham Hulme Grammar Nursery and Infants; a school rated ‘ double excellent’ at its most recent inspection, which puts each individual child at the centre of everything that we do. Our aim is that every child reaches their full potential from an early age. Our highly qualified staff members are passionate about childcare and your child’s development, and strive to provide the best possible learning experiences for your child.
In the Nursery and Infants we are fortunate to be situated on a beautiful site that has its own woodland area where our Forest School is located. We also have our own; swimming pool, sports hall, playground and extensive fields and play areas.
Children are able to start attending our Nursery in the academic year in which they turn three. Our Nursery is open from 7.30am to 6pm for 51 weeks of the year. We offer full and part time places along with term time packages too. Children will receive a home cooked, healthy meal throughout the day, and we also offer breakfast and high tea.
Our Nursery children are taught in a beautiful purpose built building. Our staff create an environment that is safe and stimulating for our pupils, which encourages them to become independent and active learners.
Children are taught in groups with high adult to pupil ratios. Every child has a Key Worker who is responsible for taking particular care of that child, and who liaises with family members to ensure that each individual’s needs are identified and met.
We strongly believe in working in partnership with parents and carers, and our open door policy allows us to liaise informally with you on a daily basis. Parents receive formal feedback about their child’s progress on a half termly basis either via parents’ evening or through a written report.
Our bespoke curriculum will give your child the very best start to life. A typical week in our Nursery will include: daily maths and English sessions, Key Worker time, baking, visits to the continuous provision areas; such as the creative area or the construction area, and lessons taught by subject specialist teachers such as: Forest School, Baby Ballet, swimming lessons (for our pre school year), music and PE.
The children in our Infant school are taught in small classes with each class having a class teacher and a highly qualified teaching assistant or nursery nurse. Our staff recognise the importance of acting as a consistent, positive role model for our children in order to help them become confident individuals.
All pupils have daily maths, English and reading lessons. They are also taught about personal, social and health education, religious studies, art, design technology, science, the world around us and pupils in Year 2 begin to study a foreign language.
The curriculum for the children in the Infants is enhanced by the contribution of subject specialist teachers in: computer science, music, PE and swimming. They are also taken into our beautiful woodland area to participate in Forest School with our Level 3 Forest Leader.
At Hulme we understand the importance of giving children a wide range of experiences in order to fully support their personal and academic growth. Pupils in the Infants are able to take part in a wide range of extracurricular activities such as: speech and drama, dance, rugby, football, gymnastics, choir and yoga and also have the option of playing a musical instrument in Year 2.
We are skilled in working in partnership with parents and children. Parents will receive formal feedback about their child’s progress on a half termly basis either via parents’ evening or through a written report but staff are also contactable on a daily basis should there be a need to talk.
In 2019 we were inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate and were found to be an ‘excellent’ school, their highest rating. Here are some of the comments that the inspectors made:
- Pupils achieve highly in a wide range of academic and other areas such as sports, music, drama and outdoor pursuits.
- Pupils have high levels of self-esteem and self-confidence and are prepared well for the next stages of their education.
- Pupils of all ages demonstrate excellent communication skills; from an early age they listen carefully to one another and articulate their thoughts expertly.
But don’t just take their word for it, we’d be delighted to show you what we can offer you and your child. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a personal tour and meet the team.