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 November, 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 we will be planning lots of sensory activities. Children will be getting their hands stuck into lots of different sensory materials such as, soapy sand, shaving foam and slimy water beads and encouraged to talk about what they can feel, see and smell. This will help develop their vocabulary and communication skills, alongside being great fun.
We will also be learning new stories through 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. We will then perform the retelling of a story to our Reception Class, as we enjoyed watching theirs last term.
We are sure lots of you have noticed the great enthusiasm the children are having in relation to all the different books and stories we share at nursery. To develop on this, we are going to plan lots of drama based activities to develop lots of imaginary play and talk amongst the children. This will be done through many strategies such as roleplay, hot seating and crime scenes which will develop within our nursery class.
Towards the end of the term we will start to get ready for the jolly season of Christmas. All children will take part in different craft activities relating to the season of winter and Christmas.
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.