The Lodge Nursery School is a truly unique, well established privately run Nursery School. The Lodge team of teachers are experienced, passionate educators who work together to uphold the high-quality, nurturing environment that is The Lodge. The Lodge was established in 1978, relocating to our present premises in 1992. We are proud to say that we have a fantastic reputation with the families and schools we work with. Our teachers enjoy working at The Lodge and our staff turnover is very low. This has allowed us to build a fantastic, cohesive team. Our environment balances a routine that encourages our children to flourish, daily age-appropriate adult-initiated lessons and activities delivering our EYFS curriculum, with a well-planned play environment. Every child starts everyday with their Key Person, giving parents and the Key Person the opportunity to discuss each child, and children to enjoy focused time with their Key Person. Our children and parents love the balance we strike between adult-led activities and learning and child-initiated play and activities. We have great relationships with our families and many past pupils/families keep in touch and send their own children to The Lodge for us to nurture and cherish. Our Parent Representatives arrange regular opportunities for The Lodge parents to meet up and we invite parents in to the school several times a year for special occasions and celebrations. We also have a rota so parents can volunteer to spend a morning with us if they like. We have excellent links with local schools. Schools have fed back that they very much enjoy receiving children from The Lodge, who are fully prepared for school and move on with enthusiasm and excellent social skills.