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About

A 19-year old pre-school that will always reamain young at heart…

There has been a pre-school and nursery at Hunter Hall school for the last 19 years and our flexible sessions are available for all children following their third birthday.

Hunter Hall pre-school (formerly Nutkins Nursery) is truly unique; adjacent to a working farm where the children can be at one with nature, yet with all the modern facilities a state of the art Penrith nursery or pre-school should have today.

We are also a big part of the main school and enjoy using the facilities on offer to us; including the hall, library, mini bus, play barn, sports field and forest.

Why choose Hunter Hall pre-school

• Hunter Hall pre-school gives children from age 3 upwards a superb introduction to school life in beautiful surroundings

• Our pre-school is teacher-led with specialist EYFS teachers

• We offer outstanding value with competitive rates and funding up to 30 hours

• We are located in a unique setting enhancing learning and igniting the imagination

• Flexible days and holiday sessions available

• Childcare from 8.15am to 5.30pm

Wide curriculum covering all subjects (including French!)

• Open to all children, not just those who go on to attend the main school

Explore wonderful Pre-School

Inspection Results

An annual review visit by Children’s Services from Cumbria County Council in January 2015 and again in November 2016 highlighted the following;

• Teaching and learning at Hunter Hall pre-school continues to be outstanding. This is evidenced by high expectations for all children, no matter their starting point

• Partnership with parents is very good

• The outdoor environment is used to provide lots of opportunities for children to learn through exploring the world about them and investigating its similarities and differences

• The teaching of writing is a significant strength of the pre-school. The good progress pre-school children make is reflected in reception class outcomes, where a number of children have already achieved some early learning goals prior to the end of the EYFS

• The environment is used effectively to promote children’s social, emotional and physical development

• Robustly involved in schools healthy eating culture

• Children are actively encouraged, and allowed, to be independent learners

• Access to children is effectively managed by staff and pre-school is situated in a secure unit which helps protect children. The staff are knowledgeable and trained in safeguarding and employ robust procedures which ensure children are protected at all times

• The manager promotes a shared ambition to continually strive for improvement. The manager is an extremely experienced early years teacher and the rest of the Pre-school team are all experienced EYFS practitioners

With an excellent staff to child ratio, an all-weather outdoor facility for the children to let off steam, out of term time care and flexible session arrangements our pre-school should definitely be on your radar to come and visit.

Find out more about Hunter Hall pre-school or read more about what makes Hunter Hall school a unique learning environment.  Contact us here to book a visit and we look forward to meeting you soon.