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!
Welcome back! We hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year. We started our new year with a Stay and Play session which was attended by lots of our new children and parents as well as our older children and parents! It was really lovely to see so many of you there and it is equally great that you get to see your child in our Nursery environment. They always love to show mummy’s and daddy’s what they enjoy playing with whilst they are at Nursery.
We have welcomed some new children this term 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 and we have started the half term by encouraging children to tell us all about their Christmas holidays and time spent with families. From what we have heard, it sounds like all of our children were on Santa’s good list, and all enjoyed a lovely roast dinner on Christmas Day – most cooked by Nannie’s!
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 is continuing to be a great success for us as children become completely immersed in our stories, and can re-tell them brilliantly! Next week we will be looking at the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. We will be talking about the sequence of the story, the characters and prepositions (over, under, through) so if you could continue these discussions at home, it would be really beneficial to your child.
This half term we will also be talking about the Seasons and the changes in the weather. We will probably be one of a very small group of people hoping for snow, as our children get so excited when our playground is covered in a white blanket of snow, and it provides us with so many lovely learning opportunities. Our P.E sessions this half term are fitting in nicely with our language enrichment sessions as we are doing dance, using our stories as prompts for the sequence of movements which will become a small dance routine.
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 – 3.15 (Wednesday afternoon) 9.00 – 3.00 (Thursday and Friday)