Lower Nursery 3-4 Years

Foundation Stage 1 

This is where life at Dallington begins!  The children in our Nurseries are taught by qualified teachers working with NVQ3 qualified assistants.

We work as a team to provide a wide and diverse curriculum to suit all the children.  We work within the Foundation Stage Curriculum and aim to provide a safe and secure environment for the children's first year at school.

During the Foundation Stage, children are introduced to the bases of all future learning in a creative, exploratory and non-judgmental manner.  It is at this stage, of course, where the early acquisition of independent literacy, numeracy and research skills are introduced in a naturally progressive manner.  The children sing with our specialist teachers and their class teacher.

Upper Nursery 4-5 Years

Foundation Stage 2​

The Foundation Stage continues into Upper Nursery where we aim to develop increasing levels of independence and confidence, whilst supporting all areas of the curriculum. The children are taught in a multi-sensory way, adopting a child centred approach to education where the development of the ‘whole child’ is valued. Through our ongoing observations of the children, we can make informed decisions about how best to support your child’s next developmental needs. This also helps the children work towards the Early Learning Goals as set out in the Early Years Profile.

It is at this stage that the children are introduced to swimming, dance, French and Sports, taught by specialist teachers on a weekly basis, enriching the curriculum.  The atmosphere we create nurtures the individual and provides a happy, supportive and stimulating environment.

If you like the idea of a school that feels more like a lovely home; teachers who always go the extra mile; a genuinely stimulating and artistic environment, then you won't find better than Dallington.

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Why Choose Dallington?

  • Founder and Headteacher Mogg Hercules was awarded an MBE in the 2018 New Year Honours List. She also holds a Ted Wragg Lifetime Achievement Teaching Award with distinction.
  • Both Lower and Upper Nursery are led by Qualified Teachers working with NVQ3 trained TAs. We have a long-standing and loyal staff.
  • 'Teaching is consistently outstanding.' Ofsted February 2018
  • Rich and varied curriculum; Upper Nursery children are introduced to Swimming, Sports, Dance, French and Music by specialist teachers
  • Literacy, numeracy and research skills are introduced in a naturally progressive manner
  • In Year 6, most children gain a place at one of the highly competitive independent London day schools

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  • 25 Apr
    'The Wonderful World of Bees' Trip
    9:15 to 15:15
  • 27 Apr
    40th Anniversary School Photographs
    9:00 to 15:30
  • 03 May
    Summer Open Evening
    18:00 to 20:00
  • 07 May
    Bank Holiday
  • ...always find Dallington a delight! Well prepared and lovely, confident children!

    Head Master
    North Bridge House School
  • The freedom to shine creatively - when we visited we were struck by the extent to which self-expression is encouraged

  • What I like most is the warmth of the staff and their genuine care for our children.


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