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 no longer available to buy from school.  Unit-form on Muirhead Avenue now stock Leamington Little Stars, Nursery and all school uniform.

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!

We hope everyone had a chance to recharge their batteries during our half term break.  It was lovely to see our children so keen to return to Nursery ready to learn and take part fully in all of our lovely activities.  We have welcomed a small number of new children and as usual, our older children have been excellent role models, leading by example and helping our new children to settle in to our Nursery routine.

This half term, we will continue to plan activities from the interests of the children as well as enjoying lots of lovely treats leading up to Christmas.  We have talked about Halloween, linking it to our language enrichment sessions through the story of Room on the Broom. The children have taken part in some lovely activities including carving pumpkins, painting with pasta broomsticks and rolling the dice to count the spiders into the Witch’s cauldron.  Next week we will be talking about Bonfire night, fire awareness and safety and making beautiful, colourful, sparkly firework pictures.

During our Language enrichment sessions, we will continue to immerse the children fully in books the children  are interested in through drama, to enhance their learning.  This way of working was very successful last year – I’m sure you are all aware of the books we looked at, from the enthusiasm of the children – and we look forward to more success this year.    Next week we will be looking at the story of the Gingerbread Man.  We will be talking about the sequence of the story, the characters and prepositions (on, in, under, behind, in front of) so if you could continue these discussions at home, it would be really beneficial to your child.

We have also received a visit from Paddington Bear this week, to tell our children about the importance of attendance at our school and how we need to come to school every day!  If our Nursery has the best attendance, we get to keep Paddington at Nursery for the week!

THE TIMES FOR OUR ‘COME READ WITH ME’ SESSIONS ARE CHANGING!

‘Come read with me’ continues every Wednesday, however due to some small changes to our routine of the day, new  ‘Come read with me’ session times are 10.50am – 11.20am for morning and beginning of the week children and 2.35pm – 3.00pm for afternoon, end of the week and full time children. We look forward to seeing you there.

A REMINDER ABOUT NURSERY SESSION TIMES!

Please could we remind all parents that the Nursery session times are as follows:

Morning children – 8.30 – 11.30

Afternoon children – 12.15 – 3.15

Full time children – 9.00 – 3.00

Beginning of the week children – 9.00 – 3.00 (Monday and Tuesday) 8.30 – 11.30 (Wednesday morning)

End of the week children – 12.15 – 3.00