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  • Are parents involved with The New Nursery School?
    Yes! Part of what makes NNS such a special place is its family and community involvement. There are a variety of ways in which parents can be involved, such as joining our Parent Advisory Council (PAC), volunteering as room parents, volunteering in the classroom, as well as helping with events throughout the school year.
  • What is Lunch Bunch?
    Lunch Bunch is an extended-stay option for children ages 3 and up who are attending a part-day program. Families provide a lunch* and the children enjoy lunch together and then have the opportunity for more outdoor play. This time together offers socialization and fosters independence and self-help skills. The Lunch Bunch program begins in mid-September and runs daily from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. *NOTE: All lunches and snacks must be NUT-FREE. Please also pack a drink. Refrigeration is not available, so please include a small cold/ice pack for your child’s lunch, if required.
  • Is The New Nursery School licensed?
    Yes, New Nursery School is licensed through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), and follows all state regulations and early learning standards. All teachers are EEC licensed as well as First Aid and CPR certified.
  • What if my child is hesitant to start school?
    It is very normal for children to have difficulty with separation in a new school environment. Every child is different in his/her adjustment time and behavior, and we are immensely experienced in guiding and facilitating a child’s separation from his/her parent(s) at drop-off. Routines are very predictable and repetitive at the beginning of the year to aid in the familiarization of a new environment. It usually doesn’t take children long to realize that New Nursery School is a safe, interesting, and fun place to play and learn! Parents can help by being patient, understanding, and providing reassurance. Do not hesitate to ask the director and/or teachers for suggestions. We are here to best support your child and your family and will do our best to ease difficult transitions.
  • What is your enrollment and admissions policy?
    Every family is encouraged to tour NNS before enrollment time to meet with the Director and teachers, view our facility, and observe a classroom in action. A non-refundable registration fee of $100.00 ($175 family max) is due at the time of registration. Registration begins in December for current families. In January, applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis from the following in order: Siblings of currently enrolled students UCC Norwell Church Members Alumni New families If there are insufficient spaces to accommodate all applicants, the remaining names are placed on a waiting list and families are notified as space becomes available. The school retains the right to balance classes in the best interest of the children and teachers. Scholarships are available; families are encouraged to talk to the Director for more information.
  • How does The New Nursery School handle allergies?
    NNS is always a NUT-FREE facility. For any allergies or food sensitivities, parents are required to connect with the Director prior to the start of school, as we take these very seriously. Children with allergies will have an individualized healthcare plan, and all necessary meditation will be kept in the classroom's first aid bag.
  • Is there an Extended Day option?
    Yes, families can combine classes to create a longer day/schedule for children. Please reach out to us to discuss your specific needs.
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