Comments from teachers
 

Zebedee is a lovely place! I have been working with an amazing team, but also enjoyed the community of parents as my son went there too. Teaching at Zebedee never gets boring thanks to the children who are hungry to learn. I enjoyed every moment of it!
Miss Monika, 2014

It was such a joy and privilege to spend time with a group of young individuals as they developed their sense of humour-they certainly helped me mature mine!
Miss Sarah, 2000-2001

I loved working at Zebedee as it is a warm caring environment. The teachers were always willing to support and encourage each other and the parents were also supportive and friendly. The children were such a blessing, and to have the privilege to be entrusted with them, teaching them new and exciting things, was the best reward for anyone. I was proud to be part of the team at Zebedee and even though I am now back in South Africa, I always talk very highly of the marvellous school that Zebedee is and how I miss teaching there and would love to be back!
Miss Di, Jan 2003-Dec 2003

What I enjoyed about working at Zebedee? Max, Kayleigh, Joshua, Flora, Charlie…. And many more special little people that I will never forget
Miss Amy Onslow, Sq 1999-2000

Working at Zebedee is like being part of a family. We all helped each other and worked hard to make the best of the children’s experiences at school. It is rewarding to build up relationships with the children during the term and to see how much they can achieve. Zebedee is the school I would choose for my own children
Miss Jacquie Parsons Green, 2005-2006

 
Teachers | Christian foundations | Parental Involvement

The Teachers
For under 3's we have 1 member of staff to 4 children. For rising 3-5's we have 1 member of staff to 8 children and a nursery assistant when appropriate.
 
Qualifications:
We have 5 full-time staff. Qualifications include NVQ 2, 3 and 4, Montessori Diploma, QTS and Early Years Proffessional Status.

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The Christian Foundation
As Christian teachers we are sure of God's love and acceptance for every child and we try to show each child this as we relate to them. One of our primary aims is that the children should always be encouraged in everything they do, and should thrive in an atmosphere of love and belief in their abilities. We aim to build confidence in each child believing them to be extremely precious to God.

When disciplining the children within the nursery school, we combine love and firmness. We want them to be secure in the boundaries set for them, and we encourage them to respect, care for and be kind to each other. They learn to share and take turns.

We teach the children about God and Jesus Christ, using stories relating to a variety of themes from the Bible throughout the term. The sessions are creative and the topics are made applicable to the children’s lives. There is a notice board in the school that gives details of the theme each week. We pray with the children and sing songs together.

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Parental Involvement in the School
Our intention is to work with families as closely as possible; we love to include and involve parents in the school and its activities, believing that education in the pre-school is an extension of learning at home. Mothers are invited termly to a coffee morning to meet other mothers from their child's group. We arrange a school trip for adults and children and we usually have a talk for parents once a term about some aspect of parenting, education or a related subject. We encourage support from home with the children’s learning; each child has a folder where we put work appropriate to their age and ability, and a comment book for parents to write in. At the end of term the children put on a small show for the parents, for example, a Nativity Play, a poetry recital or a dancing display. In the Summer we have a Sports Day for all the family, and a Parents’ Evening. In the Easter Term we have a Puppet Show and an Easter bonnet competition. We aim to have a Parents’ Committee which offers support for the school and helps with fund-raising.

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