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Claires Court

Claires Court Maidenhead

from Nursery to Sixth Form

Nursery Life

Life in the Nursery
We will welcome your child to Claires Court from the term in which they are three.

For the younger children there are three rooms with up to 16 children in each class. Our qualified and experienced staff will get to know you and your child as individuals, creating a bond and understanding both your needs, at this first stage of their education.  Around the time of your child’s fourth birthday, they will move up to our Transition Class.  

A day in Nursery 

Attendance is sessional and the younger children must attend for a minimum of two morning sessions per week. When they move up to Transition they must attend five mornings per week.  Of course if you require more sessions, your child may attend full-time and can include our extended care facility.


These sessions are structured with gym, music, assemblies and a range of ‘free play’ activities including role play, painting and modelling. Pupils enjoy adult led activities, working either one to one or in small groups.  Lunchtime and afternoon sessions are optional.


Pupils bring their own pack lunches and are supervised during the lunchtime session. In Transition pupils have the option of taking lunch in the School dining hall.


There is a vibrant activities programme for those children that stay for the afternoon sessions. These vary from term to term and can include French, ballet, music, physical activity, malleable materials (things all slimy, squashy and sticky) and cold cookery.

Keeping you informed 

Each child has a nominated key worker who will keep you informed of your child’s activities. We capture and observe your child on the go, and every half term via email we share their activities and achievements, through photos and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Statements.

Our open door policy means we are always happy to have a quick chat if something is concerning you, or if you need time to talk something through a one to one appointment can easily be arranged.


Pupils moving on from Claires Court Nursery/Transition are guaranteed a Reception Class place in Claires Court Junior Girls or Junior Boys (subject to successful assessment by head, see admissions policy). We recognise that some children may leave us to enter other schools. Please inform us of your intentions at registration, so we can manage your child’s development and help prepare them for the future.

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