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

How to make an application to Arlesdene Nursery School? Applications for the September 2020 intake are now open for children born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017. Applications will close on 28th Feb 2020 and allocations will be made on Friday 13th March 2020. Applications can be made via our online admissions form  …

Sessions and Fees

All children are eligible for 15 hours free nursery education the term after their third birthday. Some 2 year olds are eligible for free early education and childcare. To find out if your child is eligible please check using the following link: Childcare and free early education Sessions Both our Nursery and Pre-school are open from …

Staff

Headteacher Claire Cobain Nursery Lynda Lodge Lead Nursery Teacher Lis Wilderspin Nursery Teacher Nicola Hawkins Early Years Teacher Jude Vinton Forest School Leader Sheila Wills Senior Early Years Practitioner Himashi Dassanayake Senior Early Years Practitioner Lesley Carter Senior Early Years Practitioner Karen Head Senior Early Years Practitioner Molly Morley Senior Early Years Practitioner Kay Reeve …

Governors

Governor Appointed by Category Term of Office Responsibility FGB Attendance Business /Relevant Interests Rosie Bloomfield (Chair) Appointed by GB/board Co-opted 02/04/2019 – 01/04/2023 SEND/CLA, Safeguarding, EYPP & Funded 2’s 5 out of 6 Employed by Herts for Learning Claire Cobain Headteacher 01/09/2018 – Leadership and Management 6 out of 6 Husband has an oven cleaning …

Policies

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 …

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 …

Family Centre

Arlesdene Nursery School and Pre-school work closely with the Family Centre which offers additional services and support to families with children 0-5 years old. Our Family Centre is led by ONE YMCA. They hold support sessions for parents/carers and run play sessions for babies and children at Arlesdene, to find out more visit the Family …

NCT Classes

NCT Branches are a local parent support network, helping parents become what they want to be. The NCT Cheshunt, Broxbourne and District will be holding classes at Arlesdene Nursery School and Pre-school from September 2019. NCT courses and workshops are a great way to meet other new parents, so why not take a look? NCT …

Vacancies

There are no vacancies at the moment…