Acorns Nursery, Norman Gate School
The nursery takes children usually in year R-1 but occasionally in year R-2. The nursery is well staffed with a teacher and support assistants. Hampshire County Council determine placements and children are usually offered 5 three hour sessions per week, morning or afternoon.
Children are placed in the nursery by the Local Authority following referral to AAPAG (Andover Area Placement Advisory Group)
The children have a fun time in a safe, stimulating, well equipped environment where staff can assess their needs and help them to develop language, play and interaction skills. We work alongside other professionals such as speech therapists, occupational therapists, doctors and psychologists as appropriate.
The nursery is part of the school although not all the children who attend the nursery will follow through into school. Some children will move into their local mainstream primary school, some will come into Norman Gate or other special provision. The children (and families!) are well supported during the transition process.
It is very important for school and home to work together and each child has a key worker to facilitate this partnership. If you would like more information please contact Chris Gayler, head teacher.
We look forward to seeing you.