At Uplands, we understand that deciding on nursery provision for your child is an important process for parents and carers, and that many factors need to be taken into consideration. We aim to provide the best possible start to each and every child’s education and we are very proud of the work we do. Children attending Uplands Nursery have an excellent opportunity to commence their education in close association with our highly successful school from the age of three. Whilst Uplands Nursery is a separate entity in regards to admissions, it is very much a part of the Uplands family. This brings the added advantages of access to many of the schools resources, such as the school hall, the purpose-built cookery room, field, playground and trim trail, as well as having the opportunity to mix with the community of Uplands Primary School and Nursery.
At Uplands Nursery, your child will be able to benefit from working with a fully-qualified teacher alongside other highly qualified Early Year practitioners. Some of the exciting opportunities that children will be able to experience include P.E. sessions with our Sports Coach, Outdoor Adventures sessions in our little patch of woodland, weekly engaging phonics activities, exciting trips out and visitors booked to come to us, cooking in our cookery room and our annual Sports Day.
We enable pupils to have the best start in education by: promoting independence and confidence; monitoring and developing key personal and academic skills; celebrating and modelling core values; and nurturing a love of learning. The skills and values that we promote prepare every child for transition into primary school.
We are also embracing the ‘Curiosity Approach’ in our nursery and this has had a fantastic effect on the pupils’ engagement, concentration, care and depth of play-based learning.
We offer flexible provision, across the week, with morning, lunch and afternoon sessions. Uplands Nursery offers both the 15 hours (universal entitlement) and 30 hours (extended entitlement) of government funded provision. Every three-year-old is entitled to up to 15 hours of government-funded provision (known as universal entitlement), starting in the term after they turn three. Some families will qualify for the government-funded extended entitlement (up to 30 hours). Sessions can be requested over and above the 15 hours of government-funded provision (or 30 hours, where families are eligible), and are subject to fees.
Extended government funding eligibility can be checked via the government website: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
To claim the extended hours of government-funding, all applications must be made in the term before you wish to use the funding. For example: if you have applied to Uplands Nursery for your child to attend in the Spring term (January) you must have accessed the Government website and made your application for funding in the Autumn term (before 31st December).
Session times are as follows:
Morning: 08:45 – 11:45
Lunchtime: 11:45 – 12:30
Afternoon: 12:30 – 15:30
If you would like more information about Uplands Nursery, please contact us.
Please note: Obtaining a place at Uplands Nursery will not give children priority for a place at Uplands Primary School. All school applications are made through the Bracknell Forest School Admissions department. Please check our Admission policy below for further guidance on admissions to Uplands Nursery.