Nursery

  • Nursery English
  • Nursery Swimming
  • Nursery Maths

The ‘Mini MoHo Nursery’, is a warm, welcoming and comfortable child-friendly crèche. With a homely and happy atmosphere, it is a safe and secure environment. It is a stimulating place where children can learn during playtime and flourish as they grow. As it is located on the main campus of Moira House School, our Nursery children benefit from a full range of experienced staff and facilities, including specialist language teaching, a fully equipped sports hall, heated indoor swimming pool and extensive grounds. In addition, the on-site catering at the School ensures the children have access to nutritious, wholesome and freshly cooked food.

Mini MoHo caters for girls up to 4 years old, from as early as 6 weeks of age. Boys are also welcome if they are siblings or staff children.  Great responsibility is taken to ensure that children are placed in the correct Nursery group according to their age. There are three groups in the Nursery:

1. Baby Room – for babies aged from 6 weeks to 2 years old
2. The Caterpillar Room – for children aged 2 to 3 years
3. The Butterfly Room – for children aged 3 years and above.

Learning as they play and grow

Playing Indoors:

All the Nursery rooms are fully decked out with educational equipment and fun activities to aid in each child’s development and growth. With a wide range of activities such as painting, water and sand play, puzzles, reading, junk modeling, singing, dancing, role play and much more, the children are encouraged to be creative and imaginative and develop a healthy interest in education and learning from the early stages of life. Through these different activities, they are also able to indulge in ‘quiet’ or ‘interactive’ learning playtime, through either child-led or adult-led initiatives.

Other learning activities in our curriculum include: French, Swimming, Gymnastics, Music and movement, weekly cookery session and weekly specialist lessons.

Playing Outdoors:

One of the biggest influences on a child’s development is outdoor playtime and at Mini MoHo, this is a strong feature in our daily curriculum for the Nursery. With a self-contained garden, furnished with a playhouse, sandpit and fort, and extensive grounds that include the Junior School playground, an environmental classroom and lawned areas, outdoor playtime is always a great learning and fun experience for the children.

Meticulous attention to detail in caring for our youngest children means that each room has a Leader who is supported by additional staff members to assist with the care. Each child at our Nursery is assigned a key person. This key person is responsible for the learning and development of every child in their care and takes great pride in ensuring that their charges are well looked after.

At the Mini MoHo Nursery, our aim is to nurture and develop children who are independent and socially interactive within their society, by delivering outstanding care and education, through our team of highly qualified and experienced staff.

Curriculum

Structure to a child’s everyday routine is invaluable in creating secure and happy children; consequently, we follow the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum’ as set out by the Department for Education (DfE) and adhere to established daily routines at our nursery. This way, our children feel safe and secure with, and confident in, exploring unfamiliar territory in their daily activities.

Mini MoHo children are treated to extracurricular activities to help them further develop physically, mentally and socially. One of the most popular activities is swimming. From the age of 2 years, the children have weekly swimming sessions in our heated pool. The children follow an “award” based scheme which rewards them as their confidence and skills in the water increase.

Information and Communications Technology is a huge part of our everyday lives in today’s world and ICT lessons are a vital and integral part of each child’s learning and development. The Mini MoHo Nursery children have access to the nursery computers as well as the ICT suite in the main School where they enjoy working with the interactive board and individual computers.

Regular French lessons enable the children to explore a new language through songs and games in a fun environment. These lessons are delivered by an experienced French teacher.

Opening Times and Term Dates

Mini MoHo Nursery is open for 38weeks of the year, running a Holiday Club for most of the school closure weeks.  The daily sessions available are published annually, and are available from admissions.

Take a look at the nursery policies which can be found in the policy documentation section of our website.

If you would like to receive further information regarding our Nursery, or to book a tour, please contact our Admissions Department by E-Mail at admissions@moirahouse.co.uk, or call us on 01323 644144.