The award-winning Gleddings Preparatory School has welcomed the inaugural group of children to its new state-of-the-art nursery, Little Gleddings.
A home from home for babies and small children from six months to three years, Little Gleddings is nestled amongst the secluded woodland area of The Gleddings school, down a magical fairy-lit pathway. In addition to a light, airy and modern interior with the latest in early years learning and play resources, young children can benefit from fun and interactive outdoor facilities including a Forest School, stage area, water play equipment and a mud kitchen.
Led by Nursery Manager Tess Turczak, who has been a valued member of Gleddings staff for fifteen years, the highly qualified and experienced team ensure exciting and engaging learning, both adult-led and independent. All children have the invaluable opportunities and experiences to make the best possible progress, from the earliest age.
Designed and constructed by award-winning school specialist architect’s TG Escapes, Little Gleddings Nursery is housed in a bespoke, modular cabin designed to offer easy access to the outdoors, incorporating a covered decking to facilitate free flow between inside and out. The attractive timber-framed building, which is highly environmentally friendly, combines pioneering design with the natural beauty of sustainably sourced wood and glass. Before the build, the school also conducted a bat survey to ensure that its night-time furry flying friends are not disturbed.
Head Teacher, Mrs Jill Wilson CBE, commented: “We have seen a huge demand from families looking for a school that enables a seamless transition from nursery though to prep school, and we are delighted to unveil the Little Gleddings Nursery and welcome children from a much younger age, including siblings, into our school family.
“I believe that learning experiences from birth give each child the knowledge, skills and attributes to enable success, personal and academic, at school and for life. At Little Gleddings, we aim to provide the best early learning to ensure each child becomes as resilient, capable, confident, self-assured and independent as possible, with learning habits that will underpin their future happiness and wellbeing in terms of family, learning and community.”
Forming part of the award-winning Gleddings Preparatory School named by The Sunday Times as Independent Preparatory School of the Year, Little Gleddings is purpose-built, environmentally friendly and designed to include the best possible indoor and outdoor facilities. Open from 8am to 6pm and with wraparound care 50 weeks per year to support busy parents’ lives, Little Gleddings has a highly experienced leadership and teaching team trained in The Gleddings’ exceptional learning and pastoral care principles.
Established for more than 60 years, The Gleddings is a co-educational school for children age 3 to 11 years. The school develops self-discipline, self-respect and confidence within The Gleddings unique ‘you choose’ ethos, encouraging children to ‘think’ and to learn how to learn. Children enjoy going to school and it is their love of learning that is the main contributor to their many successes.
For those interested in the Little Gleddings Nursery, call Gini Garside on 01422 354605 or email email@example.com