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Little Hoots Nursery.

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Our wonderful nursery.

Little Hoots Nursery is a maintained nursery which is part of the school.

It is led by a qualified teacher as we firmly believe this will give the children the best start in their school life.

This decision to employ a qualified teacher to teach our nursery children was informed by subtantial educational research reports such as ''The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education Project (EPPE)' by Sylva, Kathy; Melhuish, Edward; Sammons, Pam; Siraj-Blatchford, Iram; Taggart, Brenda; (2004). 

A more recent educational report entitled,  'Quality and impact of Centre-based Early Childhood Education and Care' by Janta, Barbara, Janna van Belle, and Katherine Stewart, Quality and impact of Centre-based Early Childhood Education and Care. European Union, 2016 states that the advantages of children attending a high quality setting with highly qualified staff include, 'educational and labour market outcomes, economic outcomes and social outcomes, such as improved child health and wellbeing.Together, these outcomes make a strong case for increasing investments in the quality of ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care) at a national level. The EC’s Recommendation ‘Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage’ re-emphasised the importance of investing early in high-quality.'



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