Open Morning 2021

Our pupils would love to show you around our school so if you are interested in joining Hutchesons’, please register to attend our Open Mornings here 

Please note that due to Covid restrictions all visitors must pre-register to attend the event.

Pre-School, Primary and Secondary –  Saturday, November 6th, 10am-1pm

Please note that the Pre-School and Primary Open Morning has moved to November 6th

You can find out more about the Admissions process here

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Welcome to our Pre-School


Hutchesons’ Pre-School and Nursery is committed to providing a safe, secure and nurturing environment in which children will flourish. By supporting and challenging children through a rich, active play – based curriculum, we ensure that every child fulfils his or her potential.

Learning is child-centred and a well-structured but flexible curriculum allows us to respond to the changing needs and interests of the individual. Access to the outdoors is crucial to a child’s development and the Pre-School has a dedicated play area.

Exploring and experiencing the outdoors on a regular basis allows children to connect with nature and gain a practical understanding of the world around them, along with respect and appreciation for their environment. It also provides an inspiration for creativity and curiosity.

 

From August 2021 all of our children will experience weekly outdoor woodland sessions at Hutchesons’ @ Pollok Park.

 

We recognise the positive impact being outdoors can have on our children; regular physical contact with the natural world benefits children’s social, emotional and mental wellbeing as well as their cognitive development. Activities such as tree climbing, shelter building and log dragging are ways of building confidence, boosting self-esteem, assessing risk and promoting independence through hands on learning experiences.

With the addition of our Pre-School at Pollok Park we now offer unrivalled outdoor educational experiences from the age of three

The Pre-School and Nursery operate all year round to meet the childcare needs of every family. Hutchesons’ Pre-School was successful in achieving partnership status with Glasgow City Council for 1140hrs funding.

Children can attend nursery from the age of three. We are open from 8am, with morning sessions from 9am until 12pm and afternoon sessions from 12pm until 3pm. Children attending for a full day will receive a hot lunch. Children have to attend for a minimum of five sessions and Wrap Around Care is available each day from 3pm until 6pm.

The Nursery and Pre-School are full for the 2021/22 session. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email preschooladmissions@hutchesons.org.
The nursery and pre-school are full to full-time pupils for the 2022/23 session. A limited number of part-time places are still available depending on the days/sessions selected and it is possible that full time places may become available. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for 2022/23 entry please email preschooladmissions@hutchesons.org.
We are now accepting applications for the 2023/24 session and would strongly advise submitting an early application as places are allocated on a first come basis.

Nurturing Environment


Our well-qualified, experienced Pre-School team, led by a Senior Teacher, create a warm and welcoming environment designed to foster creativity and curiosity, giving children time to explore and shape their own ideas.

The staff aim to

  • Promote self-confidence, independence and an inquisitive mind-set, sowing the seeds for life-long learning.
  • Identify opportunities for children to discover and gain a better understanding of the wider world and their place in it.
  • Develop an awareness of self and others, leading to an understanding of the value of mutual respect and co-operation.
  • Ensure a firm foundation for the transition to more formal education in Primary 1 and beyond
  • Encourage an open and positive partnership between nursery, home and the wider community.

 

Learning Through Play


Experience tells us that play-based activities which reflect the unique and ever-changing interests of our children allow them to learn at a pace that’s just right for them.

Our curriculum is robust yet flexible. It is one which will respond to the needs of the children. Our staff take their lead from the children.

At Hutchesons’ Pre-School we believe that natural resources are a wonderful way of tapping into a child’s curiosity and motivation. Working with all of their senses our dedicated staff provide stimulating and challenging experiences in real life, meaningful contexts which develop the child’s critical thinking skills and foster creativity.

Preparing for Primary School


The Pre-School curriculum is broad-based, balanced and incorporates key skills to ensure a seamless transition to Primary 1.

At Hutchesons’ we are strategically committed to providing a whole-school experience, with children now able to join us from the age of three and remain with us through to Sixth Year for the highest quality education.

We firmly believe that a successful and rewarding education is built on the foundations of a Hutchesons’ Primary Education where the emphasis is placed on developing excellent skills of numeracy and literacy in small classes, averaging 18, with a warm and welcoming environment. Our Pre-School experience ensures our children are prepared and ready for the challenges of Primary 1.

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