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

We welcome visits to our Nursery and Pre-school. Please call the school office to arrange a visit. Nursery School Our Nursery School offers places for 3- 4 year olds. All children are entitled to 15 hours free nursery education the school term after their 3rd birthday. Our part time government funded provision is available during …

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 Staff – Nursery Teacher 01/09/2016 – 31/08/2020 Curriculum 5 out of 6 Husband has an oven cleaning business (Bright Ovens), sometimes cleans school …

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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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