Assunnah Early Years is a registered Early Years centre, which provides a safe and comfortable environment for 2-5 year olds. We believe in striving to provide the best standard of education for every single child at our setting through equality, professional care and an excellent standard of education.
In order to obtain a place at Assunnah Early Years a registration form must be completed and provided along with your child’s birth certificate or passport and proof of address. A place at the nursery is free for 15 hours and dependent upon availability.
We also provide free entitlement places for 2 year old to families who are eligible for funding. In order to obtain a place for your 2 year old, you will need to complete an application form with your local council to ascertain if you are eligible for the 2 year old free funding, as well as completing an application form with us.
[link for our application form]
At first the school was mainly attended by members of the local community, but with the growth and success of Assunnah Primary School we now have students from neighbouring communities and even from the outside boroughs.
Children who attend the nursery must apply separately for a place in Reception class before they reach 4 years old, as they will not automatically transition to the Assunnah Reception class. Parents will be informed of this in January of the required year and given an application form if they wish to apply.
Assunnah Early Years aims to start children on the right step towards the tarbiyah based model implemented at the primary school, which is outlined in more detail under Early Years Development. We believe that our model gives children the best possible start in life, and enables them to achieve their full potential.
We also follow the Early Year Framework, which clearly indicates that a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. Thus, we aim to provide a secure, comfortable, and safe setting to nurture children to flourish within an Islamic environment. We aim to do this by adhering to the following principles set out in the Early Year Foundation Stage Framework by providing:
- Quality and consistency, so that every child makes good progress and no child gets left behind;
- A secure foundation through learning and development opportunities which are planned around the needs and interests of each individual child and are assessed and reviewed regularly;
- Partnership working between practitioners and with parents and/or carers;
- Equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice, ensuring that every child is included and supported.