In September 2020 Ravenfield Primary Academy expanded its offering to the community, welcoming aged 3 and 4 year-old children to join their new Nursery.
This comes after the existing Ravenfield Pre-School Playgroup had to consider closing its doors. The Playgroup approached Maltby Learning Trust who are now in a four-week consultation to partner with the school, with a plan to open it as part of Ravenfield Primary Academy.
Offering 30 hours funded places to eligible families, the new Nursery will be led by Ravenfield Primary Academy’s qualified Early Years specialist teacher and will be based in Ravenfield Primary Academy's Early Years Centre where children will have full access to all the Academy facilities including a comprehensive computer suite, library and beautiful grounds and play areas.
Caroline Coates, Principal at Ravenfield Primary Academy said: “Despite having all the advantages of being part of an Academy, our Nursery will be very much a specialist Early Years setting in which our caring, experienced and well qualified staff will value each child as a unique and independent learner. As part of Ravenfield Primary Academy, children will leave our provision confident, independent and eager to start the next part of their Ravenfield journey.”
David Sutton, CEO of Maltby Learning Trust, said: “Ravenfield Primary Academy offers a quality learning environment, it’s a fabulous facility and we really want to invest some time and money into the new Nursery. This is a great opportunity for Ravenfield to widen their offering in the community. The child-led provision offered will mean that staff will have the opportunity to observe, assess and interact to get a comprehensive picture of each child’s stage of development, unique styles of learning and individual areas of interest.”
There will be 30 places available in the new Nursery, to register your child, click here.
Parents affected by the change are welcomed to join a live video consultation with David Sutton on Thursday 9th July at 5.00pm, using the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88900899080.
If you have any questions in the meantime please submit them here.