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Lanterns Nursery School and Extended Services

A Hampshire Maintained Nursery School

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Welcome to Lanterns Nursery School

Lanterns Nursery School is a Hampshire Maintained Nursery School that offers high quality nursery provision for children aged 2-5 years. We are an inclusive setting with identified places for children with additional needs from the age of 2 years 9 months. Our charity Friends of Lanterns offers ‘Extended services’ to our local community. We share professional expertise through partnership work with HCC, offering outreach services and Early Years Continuing Professional Development as part of HISP Multi Academy Trust teaching school hub.


Lanterns Nursery School offers

  • 66  3 and 4 year old places including hub places at any one time

This includes 36 fifteen hour SEN Hub places of which 12 places are in specialist class for children with social communication difficulties. There are 18 Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) resourced places in our inclusive classes

  • 16 2 year old places at any one times and 4 of these places are for vulnerable twos


Lanterns Nursery School is known for its expertise in early education and specialism in working with children and families of children with SEND.


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At Lanterns we will aim to:-

  • Provide high quality learning opportunities that enable all children and adults to achieve positive outcomes
  • Provide a range of inclusive services that support, nurture and enable all children and families to flourish
  • Provide an exciting, stimulating and accessible learning environment that builds on children’s interests and what they already know and can do
  • Value the importance of building supportive and caring relationships with children and their families; working in close partnership
  • Constantly evaluate, listen and reflect on the quality of our practice to ensure that we are offering children and families the very best
  • Work together as a team to ensure that we are bringing positivity and fun to life at Lanterns
  • Work collaboratively with professionals and agencies in the wider community to ensure that all children and families thrive


Headteacher welcome


I am very lucky to be the Headteacher of this wonderful maintained nursery school. Parents and families always comment on the friendly, happy atmosphere and the enjoyment shown by the children attending. Our nursery school has been judged to be ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, and we are very proud of the learning experiences we offer and the success of the children that attend. We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment and an exciting early year’s curriculum that is engaging and irresistible to all our young children.