Nursery

Children can be registered with more than one nursery school or class but can only claim for 15 hours funded weekly.

Normally children should not be admitted to a nursery school under the age of three.

Allocation of a place should be in the order of the waiting lists but admission criteria will apply in the case where the nursery is oversubscribed. Parents will be notified if their child has been allocated a place in nursery by the end of the summer term.

The nursery staff will provide all parents with very useful information on Getting Ready for Nursery, suggestions on helping children to settle in, as well as notes on routines and procedures.

Nursery School Uniform

We have introduced a uniform for the nursery and reception children. It comprises of a practical jogging suit with a white polo shirt. This outfit is optional but is proving very popular with the children. The uniform is available from school.

Just a little reminder to ensure children are dressed appropriately for outdoor provision and have shoes that they can fasten themselves.

 

What’s going on this half term!

Welcome back to all of our Nursery children after the last half term of the school year!  We are now in our final half term and some of our older children will be leaving us to join the Reception class in September.

This half term we will continue to look closely at growth and change and how some living things change over time.  We currently have baby caterpillars in our Nursery which are growing and changing very quickly!!  We have been looking closely at the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and sequencing the events in the correct order.

 

During this half term the older children will take part in a series of transition days on which they will have the opportunity to visit the Reception class, explore their new environment and meet their new teachers.  Children are also invited to come and meet the Reception team with their parents, and letters have been sent home regarding these visits.  If you are unsure of the session you should attend, please check with the Nursery or Reception staff.

We have also been lucky enough to secure a visit from Acorn Farm to our Nursery.  The children will find out how to look after farm animals such as sheep and goats as well as being able to handle some of the smaller animals like ducks and rabbits, and we are very excited about this visit.

The Nursery gate for the afternoon session will be opened at 12.15 for the start of the session and we would ask that parents do not ring the buzzer before this time. May we remind parents that the main school gate should be used at the beginning and end of the school day. It would also really help if you could make sure you are on time at the beginning and end of the session. Any children who arrive late will have to be taken to the main office in line with the rest of the school.

Please can we also remind parents that as we will be using our outside area on a daily basis from now on, we will no longer have room for you to leave prams, scooters and bikes at Nursery.  If you bring any of these items to Nursery with you, please take them home.

JUST A REMINDER!! PLEASE CAN YOU SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL IN SHOES THAT THEY CAN PUT ON BY THEMSELVES.  AS THE WEATHER IS GETTING MUCH HOTTER, PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL WITH A HAT.  CHILDREN DO NOT NEED WATER BOTTLES AS WE HAVE A WATER FOUNTAIN IN NURSERY!