Bluecoat Nursery is an independent inclusive pre-school set in the beautiful grounds of Christ’s Hospital School. It is open to all children within Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, Southwater and the surrounding areas.
Your child can join us from the age of two and half years old. The Nursery is open every weekday morning and we run a lunch club from Monday to Thursday, as well as early and afternoon sessions when in demand. We offer the government’s Free Entitlement for Children in the term after children turn three. In addition, we accept vouchers and funding from two and half years old if your child is eligible.
All the staff at our Nursery are qualified and experienced. We work closely with each other and together form an excellent team. Through the activities on offer, the children develop at their own pace and become independent and confident, forming good friendships which last through their school days and beyond.
Children can roam between the garden and building with our free flowing nursery layout. We have an extensive range of resources indoors such as a maths area, creative area, messy play area, role play corner, quiet book corner, computer and construction area, so there’s something for every child to enjoy. We also have a kitchen where they have a daily snack and where we cook with the children, a very popular activity! The children love our dedicated fenced and fully equipped garden with a climbing frame, sand and water play area, mud kitchen and vegetable growing area.
We are also fortunate to have access to the grounds of Christ’s Hospital School which includes the tennis courts, the pond and library, as well as weekly PE sessions at Bluecoat Sports Health & Fitness Club.
Working with parents
Our partnerships with you, the parents, are extremely important to us and in our last Ofsted report we received outstanding in the ‘effectiveness of the setting and engagement with parents and carers’. We hold two parents’ evening a year for you to talk about your child’s progress with us. You are always welcome to have an informal chat if you have any concerns about your child and we welcome your involvement and input. Alongside parents evening you can join us for a stay and play session every half term, plus we have a reading rota where you can come and read to the children.
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What our members say
After working for BCS for nearly 7 years I still look forward to going to work. Over this time I have seen many faces come and go but the overall ethos of the Club remains the same. It is a friendly and caring place to work and I’ve never worked anywhere better. I applied to Bluecoats initially as a Receptionist, I was already a member and thought it would be a lovely place to work. Over the years many career opportunities have presented themselves and I now manage the Front of House and Membership Sales Teams. Can’t wait to see how the next few years unfold!Erica Dorman, Front of House & Membership Sales Manager