Pandas Nursery Class

Welcome to Pandas Nursery Class

We operate in sympathy with the teachings of the Catholic Church linking with Our Lady Help of Christians Church in North Camp.

Pandas was opened in 2004 to support the provision of Catholic pre-school education in the local area but is open to both Catholic and non-Catholic children.

We offer children and their parents a service which promotes equality and values diversity.

We aim to add to the life and well-being of our local community through the provision of high quality early years education.

 Sessions

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Monday 8.30 or 9.00-12.00 or 12.30 12.30-3.00 or 3.30 (all day available)
Tuesday 8.30 or 9.00-12.00 or 12.30 12.30-3.00 or 3.30 (all day available)
Wednesday 8.30 or 9.00-12.00 or 12.30 12.30-3.00 or 3.30 (all day available)
Thursday 8.30 or 9.00-12.30 12.30-3.00 or 3.30 (all day available)
Friday 8.30 or 9.00-12.30 closed

 

We offer a hot meal Monday – Thursday (at a cost of £2.30 per day) or parents can provide a healthy packed lunch.

We provide the children with fruit/milk and water throughout the day, everyday.

Pandas is open in line with Hampshire schools and follows the same holidays.

Children are eligible for 15 hours free childcare from the start of the term following their 3rd birthday covering 38 weeks per year. We also deliver the governments new 30 hours free childcare scheme. Check if you are eligible here.

We can also offer 15 hours free childcare for eligible 2 year olds.  Check if you are eligible here.

Any additional hours are charged at a rate of £4.50 per hour for children aged over 3s and £5.00 per hour for under 3s. Fees are payable by ParentPay, cheque or cash on the first day of term or half termly.

We accept most childcare vouchers, please speak to us to check for your provider.

Education (EYFS)

We are passionate about creating an exciting and engaging learning environment for our children.

It is important that children ‘learn through play’ at this stage of their development. At Pandas Nursery we work to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)  framework, which is the guiding body on child development. We learn through projects and our main aim is to ensure happy, all round development of each child through a wide and balanced range of interesting and challenging experiences with all key learning events recorded and key targets worked on and developed.

The EYFS is split into two areas of development.

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Physical Development

Communication and Language

Specific Areas of Learning

Literacy / Mathematics

Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

For the older children who are getting reading for school we have letters and sounds sessions to help prepare them for reading and writing, PE sessions to help them get used to dressing and undressing and body movement. These children are also encouraged to plan their own learning activities for the day, guided by their key worker.

We also work closely with the reception class team on an extensive transition programme.

We use an online learning journey system called Tapestry, whereby a child’s development is recorded online.  Parents can access Tapestry at any time to see observations, their child’s development and photographs.