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Our Federation & Our Schools

Muriel Green is part of the Roots Federation, a union of three nursery schools that provide exceptional education to under fives across Hertfordshire. The schools share a high quality curriculum, and children benefit from shared resources, best practice, and expertise.

In 2019, three Hertfordshire nurseries - Heath Lane, Oxhey Wood and Muriel Green - were worried about the uncertainty of Maintained Nursery School funding and the implication on budgets. The heads needed a way to sustain our finances, while giving children the best education. So, we decided to federate. We overhauled our resourcing, introduced a skills-based curriculum, and improved staff wellbeing. Now, all our nurseries stay within budget, our teachers have opportunities to grow, and our children learn the skills they need to thrive.

Through consultation and training, we share the strategy behind our success with other settings. And we invite schools to join Roots, so they get the structure and vision needed to give children the start they deserve.

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