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!

A big welcome to all of our new children starting nursery this January, we hope you have lots of fun at our nursery, as we have lots of fun things planned for this half term.

This half term children will be learning about lots of things to do with the World and gaining an understanding of how things grow, develop and change over time. Children will be spending lots of time outside, particularly in our garden and sensory garden, exploring and having lots of fun.   Children will be asked lots of open ended questions, helping them to develop their thinking skills and learn new vocabulary.

We will also be continuing with our Language Enrichment group sessions. Children will learn how to retell a story using a story map and actions, to help us remember different parts of the story. This term, staff are going to become the role of many different characters. So listen out for your child talking about a new visitor they have had in school.

As the term goes on, we will continually support the children in their mark making skills through various fun activities, indoors and outdoors. This will be done through lots of fine motor and gross motor activities such as finger gym activities with the tweezers and painting outside with the large brushes. When supporting your children at home with their mark making, please can we remind all parents to use only lower case letters unless for a beginning of a name and to try and encourage pre-cursive writing. If you are unsure what pre-cursive writing looks like, please don’t hesitate to speak to staff, who will provide you with the relevant information.

Can we ask all parents to ensure that their child arrives to nursery on time for their session. We are having lots of children arrive at the office late and these children are missing out on valuable teaching time. The main gate is open for the morning children to arrive at nursery at 8.30am and 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.

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.