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 back to everyone after the lovely, long summer holidays.  We hope parents are feeling well rested and children are feeling ready to learn with all of their usual enthusiasm.

We look forward to welcoming lots of new starters to our Nursery setting next week.  As usual, we will be relying on our older children to show the younger children how we behave at Nursery, help them to settle into our routines and encourage new friendships.  Our older children always rise to this challenge and make us feel very proud about the kind and caring way they look after our new children.

This half term, we will be spending lots of time in our garden area.  We will harvest the apples and pears from our beautiful fruit trees (if you smell some delicious scents wafting from our Nursery, it will be whatever we decide to make with the harvested fruit!)  We will be tending to our bug hotels, clearing out the dead leaves and moss that has collected there and adding fresh sticks, straw and other vegetation to encourage our insect friends to return as they have in previous years.  The children really enjoy looking out for new insects during bug hunts, looking closely at them through our magnifiers, and identifying and talking about which species they have found.

After our Maths INSET day at the beginning of the school term, we will be implementing some new maths ideas through practical activities linked closely to the children’s interests.  We have already updated our Maths area with resources that the children have absolutely loved investigating and using for counting, sorting and ordering.

During our Language enrichment sessions, we will continue to immerse the children fully in books they 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.

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.

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.