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!
A big welcome to all of our new children starting nursery this September, and we welcome back all our children starting their second year of nursery with us. We are very excited for the year ahead with all the fun and exciting things we have planned. We also welcome Miss Radford who is joining our nursery team this year, alongside Mrs Tyson, Miss Curran and Miss Noon. Jenny and Kelly, our one to one support staff, are also with us for another year, for extra support within our Foundation Stage.
This half term we will be settling all our children into our class routine, talking about our class rules and new Leamington Values. Children will be introduced to Travelling Ted; our fun loving bear, who loves to be looked after by the children. Each week we will be choosing one child to take Travelling Ted home, to look after over the weekend and then Ted’s dairy can be filled in with all of the exciting things he has done with the children.
As we are settling the children, we are going to talk about our families, friends and other special people in our lives. Children will be asked to bring in pictures of their family and talk about who is in their family and then draw their family members to be displayed in our classroom.
During this half term we will also be spending lots of time in our nursery garden. The children will harvest the apples that have been growing on the trees and then wash, chop and cook them to make a scrumptious apple crumble which we will all then taste in nursery.
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 be really helpful 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.
CAN WE REMIND ALL PARENTS TO ENSURE THAT NAMES ARE IN ALL ITEMS OF NEW SCHOOL UNIFORM INCLUDING SCHOOL COATS. PLEASE CAN YOU SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL IN SHOES THAT THEY CAN PUT ON BY THEMSELVES. CHILDREN DO NOT NEED WATER BOTTLES AS WE HAVE A WATER FOUNTAIN IN NURSERY!