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Shelburne Nursery School

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Shelburne Nursery School
30 Church St
ShelburneVT 05482
(802) 985-3993

Ages: 3 - 5

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Parking: Yes

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The Shelburne Nursery School is a parent cooperative that was established in 1955.  Since that time many children have flourished at the school.  The school is very proud of the committed, long term teaching staff.  They are incomparable.  The Shelburne Nursery School is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.

The school believes strongly in the development of the total child.  The child's physical, emotional, social and intellectual development is equally important.  In a relaxed, accepting atmosphere children discover, interpret and define meaningful concepts necessary for future academic and social development.  Many opportunities are provided for sharing and cooperative play.

They offer 3 and 4 year old morning and afternoon programs.

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Vtnurse

  • 5

Reviewed on 01/11/2017

Having several young children, I know the preschool scene well. Our two daughters attended another local preschool in the prior years. While thier experience was fine, we had no idea what we were missing until we sent our son to Shelburne Nursery School. It is absolutely amazing and I will list the reasons why we love the school.

1. The teachers are AMAZING. There are 4 teachers, which make the teacher/student ratio very low. All of the teachers are kind, engaged, and intelligent. Our son, who is normally on the shy side, quickly felt at ease with the teachers.

2. The curriculum is very well done and in line with state standards. We were pleasantly surprised at what was reviewed with us at parent teacher conferences. Quite frankly, we put our son in school for the socialization. However, it's very apparent that he will be more than ready for kindergarten, thanks to SNS.

3. The physical space is really nice. There are several different rooms for the children's to engage and play in- an art room, a snack room, a play room, etc. The flow of the school is very nice and allows for a smaller feel, as the children are broken into several small groups for much of the day. The playground is great. There is a play loft and the toys and displays get changed frequently.

4. The families that send their children to SNS are the nicest. The kids just are HAPPY there. I love that it is a co-op, but also works for working parents. While there are parent requirements, they are manageable. I've been involved with other preschool co-ops where the expectations for parental involvement only work if you are a stay at home parent.

Overall, we have just been so happy with SNS.

I can't say enough about our experience at
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Boymama

  • 5

Reviewed on 01/11/2017

My son is in the 3 year old class this year and has absolutely loved it!!
He has a severe nut allergy and I was very nervous about sending him but the teachers have been absolutely amazing! They have gone above and beyond to keep him safe. I love how the preschool feels like a little family:)

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MtMom

  • 5

Reviewed on 03/25/2015

SNS (Shelburne Nursery School) is a fabulous school. We have been involved with the school for 3 years now, and next year will be our 4th. Both of our boys will have attended the school and we couldn't be more trilled with the teachers and the school. My son has loved going to 'school' and has asked to go more! Not only does he have fun everyday, but he is also learning in a way that is fun and enjoyable. Our son has made great friends and has developed a great sense of self confidence. We, as parents, have also made wonderful friendships that have really helped us connect with the community. The student to teacher ratio is the best in the area. The teachers go above and beyond to connect with the children and to really get to know who they are.

The school has gone far above our expectations! Check it out!
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KandMVT

  • 5

Reviewed on 11/30/2014

We send our 3 year old son to Shelburne Nursery School (SNS) and have been astounded by the great strides he has made socially and academically this Fall. The teachers really do an amazing job there and put their hearts into the kids. It's very comforting to us as parents to know he goes there. SNS has been an integral part of Shelburne since 1955 and we're very grateful to have it in our community.

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vermother

  • 5

Reviewed on 03/31/2014

I am compelled to write my first-ever review to extol the wonders of the Shelburne Nursery School, tucked in a sunlit, inspired and extraordinarily clean space in the village of Shelburne. As a parent and teacher who has volunteered in the school, it is with the greatest confidence that I make this recommendation. The four teachers bring to the school many decades of teaching experience, wonderfully diverse styles and a shared warmth and appreciation for this age group. They are able to meet each unique student where s/he is and to incorporate the individual interests and talents of each family into their curriculum. (This year we had a family from China who shared food and cultural traditions during the class study of Chinese New Year.) Students grow into wonderfully curious and engaged members of the community when the class is divided into small groups each day. This gives children the opportunity to play and learn with new friends/social dynamics and each teacher daily as they move from various classrooms to explore dynamic, age-appropriate "stations" that change with the curriculum. Having moved back to the area after several years as a family with young children, we realized instantly our good fortune in finding this gem. Not only has our son absolutely thrived into an enthusiastic and engaged student, but we've experienced a community of families that are wonderfully community-minded, positive and fun! We know that our affiliation with this school has afforded us a very unique opportunity to develop lifelong friends!...more

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havingfuninvt

  • 5

Reviewed on 03/27/2014

Looking for a pre-school? Look no further. Shelburne Nursery School is a hidden treasure. I was so happy to have found it, after looking at 9 other schools!
The teachers are amazing and caring. My son wants to go there 7 days a week!
Recommended 110%!

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jandemama

  • 5

Reviewed on 03/23/2014

I love Shelburne Nursery School. I have one child who went through two years there and is now in kindergarten, and one who is currently attending. It was a big deal for us to choose a preschool, as it is for every parent, and the transition was big for all of us, but the teachers there helped every step of the way, and offer a vibrant and warm opportunity for children to grow and learn. I love that there are many opportunities for parents to get involved and for sure, our son was ready for kindergarten. ...more

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mominshelburne

  • 5

Reviewed on 11/29/2013

Shelburne Nursery School is an extraordinary place - the teachers are exceptional and highly experienced. The head teacher has been there for nearly 20 years, and her dedication and professionalism are amazing. My son simply loves the school! The parent coop model provides a welcoming community and parents form close friendships alongside their children. Teachers provide personal attention to each child and his/her needs, and the curriculum is well balanced with academics, creative units, and focus on social and motor development. The optional 3rd day for the 3 Year Old Class and the Tuesday/Thursday pre-K enrichment for 4 Year Olds have provided my son with even more personal attention and great pre-reading/pre-math skills, as well as a close group of friends. The school has multiple rooms (an art room and a room for circle, for instance), and the children move through them each day and see a different teacher in each space, so they are not cooped up in one place all morning. Groups are small, usually about 5-6 kids per teacher. SNS has NAEYC accreditation and 5 STARS from Vermont - great stamps of approval for, in my opinion, the best preschool around! We are so happy to have found this school! ...more

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MominVT

  • 5

Reviewed on 04/15/2013

Great school. Great teachers. Great program. Great community. This is our third (and last!) child going through preschool and we feel lucky that each has had this experience and is heading off to Kindergarten with such a solid base for school.
-ABM

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Thedad4two

  • 5

Reviewed on 03/05/2013

Our family loves this school. I'm happy knowing my pre-schooler is in a safe environment. My wife is happy knowing our son is learning ALL he will need to know to give him a strong foundation for Kindergarten. My Pre-School son wakes up excited to go to school and play with his teachers and friends. He has been consistently thrilled at going to school for the last year and a half of attending SNS. I highly encourage others to look into SNS and see if the right fit for your family....more

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