We offer a Nursery School education for girls in beautiful private grounds close to Salisbury city centre. We provide an outstanding pre-school learning environment, both indoors and outdoor. The Nursery forms part of Godolphin School, and therefore benefits from the wonderful facilities within the extensive grounds. We take girls in our Nursery from just before their third birthday.
We have a team of specialist nursery practitioners who are experts across a wide range of Early Years disciplines. Sessions include specialist teaching in music, French, swimming and ballet. A child-centred curriculum encourages individuality and the development of personality.
We are registered with Wiltshire County Council for Nursery Fees Entitlement Funding. The universal fee entitlement is 15 hours. From September 2017 some parents of nursery children may qualify for additional funding (up to 30 hours) based on government legislation. Nursery girls may attend for the whole day or for part of the day. The 15 hours’ free entitlement to nursery education can be accessed between 8am and 1pm each day, there will be a separate charge of £4 for meals and snacks. The 30 hours’ free entitlement to nursery education can be accessed between 8am and 2pm each day, there will be a separate charge of £4 for meals and snacks. All other hours outside funded sessions will be charged at £7 per hour including after school care until 5.40pm.
Wherever possible we would prefer the Nursery girls to attend at least 3 sessions a week: either as 3 mornings or 1 whole day and a morning. This enables the girls to settle more quickly and feel more involved and assured as members of their class.
We can support the girls with a smooth transition from Nursery to the Reception Class and our recent inspection report identified our management of transitions as excellent, describing “the transition to the next stage of learning as seamless.”
To find out more general information about our Nursery, please follow this link to our Foundation Handbook 2017