Nash House (Nursery & Reception)

“We laugh a lot, so we learn a lot”

Mrs Johanna Scanlon

Life at Nash House is all about nurturing happy, independent children who love learning and feel confident expressing themselves. We make learning fun by stimulating our children’s natural curiosity, encouraging them to take risks and helping them to master fundamental skills. And we do it all with as much laughter as possible.

Every class is led and supported by experienced and well-qualified staff who know their children – and their families – inside out. They tailor their teaching to suit the needs of each child, creating an exciting, encouraging environment where education becomes a joy. Each day is thoughtfully structured with a lively mix of teacher-led and child-initiated activities, so each child gets the maximum out of every moment.

Our specialist Music, PE and French teachers enthuse our children with their extraordinary passion for their subjects. Teachers from the Upper School Art department work closely with us on our special art projects and are equally encouraging, creating an inspiring space where young imaginations can flourish. Finally, our Learning Support Department provides invaluable support, ensuring every child fulfils their unique potential.

Our building and playground are designed to create a safe, supportive environment for our little community. Classrooms are flooded with natural light thanks to their south-facing aspect. Each has its own delightful and highly practical outdoor learning area under a retractable canopy, so no matter what the weather our children can enjoy the fresh air.

In fact outdoor learning is an important part of our whole approach. Children love to explore inside and out, moving seamlessly between their classroom and the outdoors, developing their ideas through purposeful play and going wherever their imaginations take them.

In their own dedicated playground Nash House children are safe to run free, grow vegetables, climb castles, cook mud pies, race on trikes, slide, hide, hug trees – and each other! It’s what every playground should be. We also frequently explore further afield, bravely undertaking expeditions into uncharted areas of our beautiful woodlands and extensive school grounds to seek fortune and glory.

Of course our lovely grounds aren’t the only benefit of being part of a larger school. Upper School children are frequent and much-adored visitors to Nash House, and regular Little Stream assemblies and reading sessions add to the thrill of being part of the exciting school community.

In fact a strong sense of community is at the heart of Nash House. We want every parent, child and member of staff to feel part of one happy, cheerful family. Our door is always open, and parents are positively encouraged to join our weekly assemblies, craft workshops, evening talks and our annual and much anticipated Sports Day.