Leamington nursery offers a range of different sessions for children from the age of 3 years old.
Children are entitled to 15 hours free education or 30 hours free education for working parents.
We are a play based nursery and our high quality provision is underpinned by our strong focus on quality interactions through child initiated play and adult led activities. Our indoor and outdoor provision ensures that we focus on, children’s well-being, engagement and involvement providing opportunities for them to develop and learn.
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. Please ask a member of staff for more information on where to purchase our nursery uniform.
We encourage parents that all children are dressed appropriately for outdoor provision in all weathers and have shoes that they can fasten themselves, no laces.
What’s going on this half term!
This term, children are going to be exploring our Nursery garden – we will be finding lots of different bugs and learn about how they grow and develop and how to be very careful with them. They will continue to care for the garden by watering and weeding it to keep it looking beautiful.
We will be watching our own baby caterpillars grow and change into butterflies and learn about their life cycle. We will follow the life cycle through the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar.’ Children will learn actions to go will learn actions to go with the story and tell the whole story using a story map.
We are incredibly lucky to have Acorn Farm come to school at the end of the term – we will be able to watch and stroke lots of different small farm animals – how exciting!
Children going to our Reception class in September will have lots of visits to their new classes to meet their teachers and all the staff in Reception. They will become familiar with their new environment both inside and outside which will all help to prepare them for September.
As the term goes on, we will have a big push on our Mathematical development, children will continue to develop their understanding of simple practical addition and subtraction.
As always, 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 mark making on the large scale on the floor. 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.
Just a reminder that ‘Come read with me’ is on every Wednesday. This is a great opportunity for you and your children to come into nursery and share some of their favourite stories. Come read with me session times are 11.00am – 11.20am for morning and beginning of the week children and 2.40pm – 3.00pm for afternoon, end of the week and full time children. We look forward to seeing you there.
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.