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 …

School Development Priorities

School Development Plan 2021 – 2022 Priorities Quality of Education – Develop a sequential curriculum that ensures children’s skills and knowledge build overtime towards identified end point and children make good progress from their starting points, in particular those with SEND Teaching, learning and assessment – Ensure all children have strong emotional well-being and are …

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 …

Admissions

How to make an application to Arlesdene Nursery School? Nursery applications for the September 2021 intake are now open for children born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018. Applications will close on 28th Feb 2021 and allocations will be made on Friday 12th March 2021. If your child’s birthday falls outside these dates …

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 …

Governors

Governor Appointed by Category Term of Office Responsibility FGB Attendance 2019/2020 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 5/5 Employed by Herts for Learning Claire Cobain Headteacher 01/09/2018 – Leadership and Management 5/5 Husband has an oven cleaning business (Bright Ovens), sometimes cleans …

Staff

Claire Cobain Headteacher Lynda Lodge Lead Nursery Teacher Blue AM Group lyndalodge@arlesdene.herts.sch.uk Lis Wilderspin Nursery Teacher Blue Group liswilderspin@arlesdene.herts.sch.uk Nicola Hawkins Early Years Teacher Green Group nicolahawkins@arlesdene.herts.sch.uk Lesley Carter Senior Early Years Practitioner Purple AM Group lesleycarter@arlesdene.herts.sch.uk Himashi Dassanayake Senior Early Years Practitioner Orange Group himashi@arlesdene.herts.sch.uk Karen Head Senior Early Years Practitioner Purple PM Group …

Policies

GDPR

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 …

Vacancies

No vacancies at this time.

Contact Us

Our address: Arlesdene Nursery School and Pre-school Blindmans Lane Cheshunt EN8 9DW Telephone Numbers: Nursery School: 01992 626 879, Option 1 Pre-school: 01992 626 879, Option 2 Email addresses: SENCo Mrs Claire Cobain :senco@arlesdene.herts.sch.uk Nursery Teacher Mrs Lynda Lodge : lyndalodge@arlesdene.herts.sch.uk Nursery For general information including admissions contact Mrs Lorraine Thurlow: office@arlesdene.herts.sch.uk Pre-school For general …