Clifton College Nursery is located in the heart of the College campus and is the start of a child’s exciting journey through the school.
Our Nursery is leading the way with a more flexible approach to early years education for children from 2 years old. Staff encourage children of different ages to play and learn together and promote this integration as an important aspect of daily life.
The Nursery’s location on the campus means it is also uniquely placed to take advantage of the full range of facilities on offer at Clifton College, children enjoy performances at the Redgrave Theatre, get muddy in Forest School, choose from thousands of books in their own library, enjoy creativity in the music room and visit the beautiful Chapel.
Direct access to specialist teachers and facilities from a young age enables the children to develop new skills and gain confidence in a fun and supportive environment. The Nursery is also ideally placed to benefit from all that is on offer within the vibrant and award-winning city of Bristol, not only is Bristol Zoo their back garden, the children can visit the Suspension Bridge, the aquarium, a wealth of museums, SS Great Britain and enjoy a host of other activities within the local community.
Our Nursery team of highly qualified staff deliver specially planned activities for the children each day which focus on the next steps of learning. They are put into pre-school groups during their last year of Nursery to get used to full time attendance and ease the transition into the Reception class.
Lucy Bird, Head of the Early Years, explained: “Here at Clifton, our whole house approach, combined with the amazing college facilities and city attractions means that children are exposed to a variety of social interactions, interests and experiences, which provide valuable opportunities for children to learn from each other and the wider world. We have created a real sense of community within the nursery, encouraging independence and curiosity whilst still having the security and familiarity of being a valued part of our nursery.”
Whilst the Nursery is a term time provision, a Holiday Club runs throughout the half term breaks and school holidays, enabling all year round provision for families. This flexible model for year-round childcare is very popular with parents and guardians as it gives the children a change of pace in the holidays and allows them to interact with friends at the holiday clubs.
For more information on the Clifton College Nursery please do contact our Admissions teams, they would love to hear from you and show you around.
We can offer so much more than a one room nursery.