About Us

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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 School (3 to 5 year olds) and Pre-school (2 to 3 years olds). In addition to 15 hours early education the Nursery offers places for working parents who are eligible for 30 hours free childcare.

At the heart of our work is the relationship with all our families. We support families with parenting and offer different ways in which they can be involved in their child’s learning.

At Arlesdene we are committed to ensuring that every child can achieve through providing opportunities for them to engage in meaningful experiences that support their understanding and creativity. The wellbeing of our children is important to us. We continually strive to provide a caring and happy environment where children’s individual needs are met.

“The school gives every child a chance to shine and all of them do extremely well. All children make significant gains in their learning. They all show exceptionally high levels of curiosity, imagination and use all of their senses to explore and solve problems.” (Ofsted 2017).

Our website only shows a glimpse of what Arlesdene can offer. We welcome visits so that you can meet the staff and see our amazing facilities. Please ring us to find out more or to arrange a visit.

We look forward to having the opportunity to learn and grow with all our children and families.

Catherine Croft