Outstanding nursery provision on offer 45 weeks a year from summer 2019

December 19 2018

Clifton High School’s Nursery Pre-school and Reception forms the foundation of its 3-18 co-educational community.

From summer 2019, the School is pleased to be extending its outstanding Nursery Pre-school provision for families to 45 weeks of the year.

‘The Hive’ will encompass the School’s existing Nursery and Reception departments and its highly experienced teaching staff who place strong emphasis on exploration, investigation, discovery and problem solving, through teaching and free-play activities.

The large and light classrooms within handsome Victorian buildings located close to Clifton Village, are a hive of activity; its ‘busy bees’ will make use of the department’s own wildlife pond, mud kitchen, fire pit and outdoor classroom as part of the onsite Forest School provision. The School is proud to hold the green flag Eco Schools Award, and encourages the children to make the most of the outdoor teaching space, nurturing in each child, not only an appreciation of the environment, but also providing the opportunity for imagination, social interaction and to learn about responsibility.

This summer’s Quality Inspection Framework (QIF) from Bristol Early Years and Childcare Service stated:

‘There is so much effective practice and rich learning happening in your setting with lots of examples of critical thinking. Your focus on this area has clearly had a big impact and as a result the children are engaging in deep level learning. Your mission to capitalise on every learning experience is really evident and visible in every day practice.’

Clifton High welcomes families looking to join its Nursery and Reception classes, or the extended provision of The Hive, to its Department Open Event, and The Hive’s launch on Wednesday 27 February at 9.15am. Children and staff will be pleased to share their experiences and show families the department’s outstanding facilities: admissions@cliftonhigh.co.uk  or call 0117 933 9087.