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Our Nursery School

Learning through play in a calm and purposeful environment

Old Basing Village Nursery School is an Ofsted Registered Early Years Setting for pre-school children aged from 2 years to 5 years; run by a fully qualified primary school teacher and situated within the beautiful surroundings of the Old Basing Village Hall.

Our indoor space comprises of two rooms which are light and spacious where children can fully explore the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Our inside space is set out in the following zones; role play, curiosity, quiet area, creative area and small world where our children explore the areas freely at their own pace. Our highly skilled practitioners use 'in the moment' planning to observe and interact with the children using their interests and development areas as a starting point for teaching. Outside, we have a large, natural garden adjacent to Oliver's Battery Nature reserve where the children can explore our construction area, mud kitchens, wooden climbing frame, slide, den building area and bug hotel. Our garden is very newly established and we look forward to seeing it develop and evolve with the support of our community of parents.

We are always looking for ways to improve and develop our practice and take inspiration from well known early year's theorists but do not operate with one sole theorist in mind; instead, we use our experience as practitioners to select ideas that work for the children in our care and to help to nurture them as they develop within an environment that meets their emerging needs as well as to meet the requirements for the Statutory Early Year's Curriculum. At Old Basing Village Nursery School the child is at the heart of all we do - that's why we pride ourselves on our highly reflective approach, parent partnerships and well-considered, ever-evolving environment.