Rossall Nursery – An Exciting Development!

Rossall School is delighted to announce the expansion and development of its existing Infants and Nursery provision. The Nursery is set to move to a new suite of rooms containing state-of-the-art facilities and easy access to the School’s petting farm and Forest School. Furthermore, due to popular demand, Rossall Nursery is now set to open a baby room, and this provision will enable us to welcome children as young as three months old into our Nursery setting.

Pygmy Goats, Hercules and Romeo at home in Graeme’s Garden, Rossall’s very own Petting Farm

Current demand for the Nursery is particularly high and although we are growing in capacity, we would urge parents to register their children well ahead of June 2020, when the new facilities will be officially opened.

We understand that parents are exceptionally busy and that they need complete flexibility in terms of childcare. Consequently, the School is pleased to announce that they will now offer 30 hours of funded childcare – thus increasing accessibility for local families as they begin their educational journey with Rossall School. This provision will be in place from the beginning of January 2020.

Nikola Stott has been appointed Director of Rossall Nursery and she is thrilled to be joining Rossall at a time when the strategic focus of the School is being directed so resolutely towards the nursery provision. Nikola is a highly experienced practitioner and she met with current Nursery parents on Wednesday evening to outline her vision for the future.

Matt Turner, Head of Rossall Junior School commented, “I am delighted that Rossall Nursery is set to consolidate its position as a regional leader in terms of the outstanding quality of its staff and the fabulous quality of its learning environment. Our children are tremendously fortunate insomuch as they benefit from access to our multi-million-pound Sports Centre and swimming pool. Quite possibly the only Nursery in the country that owns its very own private beach (a quarter of a mile out to sea!), Rossall offers a child-centred approach which promotes the development of individuality, creativity and self-confidence. All of this is achieved in close partnership with our parents.

Discovery on the beach for our younger pupils

The spacious natural learning zones for two and three-year-olds, alongside our pre-School area, will ensure distinctive age-appropriate facilities conducive to structured play. Additional plans for three new classrooms (for our four to seven-year-olds) will ensure a coherent learning environment from 0-7.

New facilities for Rossall Nursery and Junior School (Ages: 4-7), designed by Head of Design & Technology, Mr Lee Hodgetts

Jeremy Quartermain, Headmaster of Rossall said, “I am grateful that this project has been embraced by governors and is being led by such an experienced team. My wife and I both work full time and our youngest daughter is just two years of age. Consequently, from a parental perspective, I understand the need for flexible childcare within a stimulating and warm environment. I believe that our new provision will be truly outstanding in every regard and we now have a wonderful environment for young children to grow and play.”