About Us

Welcome

Dear Parents A very warm welcome to Arlesdene Nursery School and Pre-school. In March 2017 we were delighted to have been judged by Ofsted as an outstanding school. “The school is now a shining example of early years excellence.”(Ofsted 2017) We have wonderful purpose built learning environments with extensive outdoor areas in both our Nursery …

Vision and Aims

Our Vision Explore, Learn and Flourish Together we take our first steps to be the best we can Aim To work in partnership with parents to help children to achieve the best they can through: Ensuring that everyone is made to feel safe, welcome, valued and respected Providing high quality care and learning in supportive …

Admissions

Admissions for September 2019 intake is now open. Complete the online admissions form. How to make an application to Arlesdene Nursery School? Applications for the September 2019 intake is now open and will close on 13th March 2019 at 6.00pm. Applications should be made via our online admissions form  – we no longer accept paper applications. …

Staff

Claire Cobain – Headteacher Nursery Lis Wilderspin Teacher Sally Anderson Nursery Teacher Nicola Hawkins Early Years Teacher Sheila Wills Senior Early Years Practitioner Himashi Dassanayake Senior Early Years Practitioner Kay Reeve Senior Early Years Practitioner Lesley Carter Senior Early Years Practitioner Karen Head Senior Early Years Practitioner Helene Zaghlul Early Years Practitioner Casual Linda Cummins Learning …

Governors

  Governor Category Term of Office Responsibility FGB Attendance Business /Relevant Interests Rosie Bloomfield (Chair) Co-opted 02/04/2015 – 01/04/2019 SEND/CLA & Safeguarding 5 out of 6 Employed by Herts for Learning Claire Cobain Headteacher 01/09/2016 – 31/08/2020 Leadership and Management 5 out of 6 Husband has an oven cleaning business (Bright Ovens), sometimes cleans school …

MAD Awards

The Making a Difference Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of our staff, and celebrate how they are making a difference. Staff, external agencies or parents can make a nomination via email at: madawards@arlesdene.herts.sch.uk or by completing a slip (these can be found in the school office). Please send an email with details of who your …

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Ofsted

In our most recent Ofsted inspections both Arlesdene Pre-school and the Nursery School were judged to be outstanding. Inspection dates 8–9 March 2017 Overall effectiveness Outstanding Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding Outcomes for pupils Outstanding Nursery School and Pre-school To be updated. …

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GDPR – General Data Protection Regulations

The General Data Protection Regulation determines how personal data is processed and kept safe and the legal rights individuals have in relation to their own data. As public organisations, schools are required to comply. At Arlesdene Nursery School and Pre-school, we have: Received training regarding GDPR Made everyone in school aware of GDPR including governors and …