Welcome to Leamington Nursery!

A big welcome to Leamington Nursery, we believe that every child should have the best possible start in life with the greatest opportunities to learn and develop to their full potential. We are confident that Leamington Nursery can offer this.

Leamington Nursery is a 104 place Nursery who offer 15 hour and 30 hour places for children from the age of 3 years old. Our sessions are mornings, afternoons and full time.

We recognise that every child, like every parent, is an individual and this underpins the way we plan and teach our curriculum and develop the children’s learning environment. We have an excellent indoor and outdoor environment which caters for all needs and interests of the children allowing them to thrive.

Our Nursery session times are:
Mornings: 8.30am – 11.30am
Afternoons: 12.15pm – 3.15pm
Full time: 8:30am – 3.00pm

If you are interested in your child starting nursery at Leamington. Please contact our office staff for further information on 0151 284 7848.

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.

Meet our Nursery Staff

Mrs. Bland – Teacher
Mrs. Tyson – Teacher and Assistant SENCO
Miss Noon – Learning Support Officer
Miss Radford – Learning Support Officer
Miss Curran – Teacher

Here at Leamington we have a close dedicated team of Early Years specialists who love what we do day in and day out! Our staff show great passion for working with children and their families and always strive to get the best outcomes for the children. We aspire to create a home from home environment for the children, whilst maintaining and providing exceptional learning and development opportunities for each child.

Our Uniform

At Leamington we have introduced a uniform for the nursery and reception children. It consists of a practical royal blue jogging suit with a white polo shirt. This uniform is optional but is proving very popular with the children and parents.
Unfortunately there is no option to buy the uniform from school, however our uniform is available from local uniform shops in the area.

As we spend lots of time outside, we strongly encourage our parents to ensure their children are dressed appropriately for outdoor provision and have shoes that they can fasten themselves.

It is also recommended that all items of clothing have your child’s name clearly marked in each garment to prevent any items becoming mixed up or lost.

Our typical Nursery day

We have a nursery routine which we stick to everyday. Although some activities change daily the general flow of our routine is the same to give the children a sense of security and stability. We believe that routines help children feel safe and secure in their environment.

Our typical day goes as follows:

8.30 – Nursery opens for Morning and Full time children

  • Children arrive
  • Register time and Wake up and Shake Up
  • Magic Story Box time
  • Adult led activity alongside Continuous Provision (indoor and outdoor)
  • Tidy up time
  • Phonics and Maths group session

11.30 – Full time children start their lunch

  • Story time and Music and Movement activities

11.30 – Home time for Morning children

12.15 – Nursery opens for Afternoon children

  • Children arrive
  • Register time and Wake up and Shake Up
  • Magic Story Box time
  • Adult led activity alongside Continuous Provision (indoor and outdoor)
  • Tidy up time
  • Phonics and Maths group session
  • Story time and Music and Movement activities

3.00 – Home time for all children

If your child is allocated a full time place at our Nursery, they will need to bring their own packed lunch as lunch is not provided. As part of our commitment to the healthy growth and development of our learners we promote healthy eating in school. Therefore we ask if you could only pack healthy and nutritious foods into your child’s lunch box and provide a drink of fresh water, as juice or fizzy drinks are not permitted.

If you would like some help with what to pack in your child’s lunch box, speak to a member of the Nursery team for some useful ideas.

Our Nursery environment

At Leamington, we are lucky enough to have an amazing indoor and outdoor environment, which the children and staff love very much. Our nursery environment is designed to enable children to develop the independence and confidence they need to become engaged in their learning and have lots of fun.

Resources are clearly labelled and stored to enable children to get them out and put them away themselves. In this way, the children can make choices about what to use and when to use it, whilst developing a sense of responsibility and care towards their own nursery environment.

Children are able to access a wide range of learning areas including, writing and mark-making, computers, sand, water, blocks, role play, reading area and an extensive creative area.

The outdoor area is seen as an integral part of the nursery’s provision and it has been planned to enable those children who prefer to learn outside for some or most of the time, to engage in the same quality of learning as they would indoors. Whilst outside the children have lots of access to lots of resources such as a climbing wall, bike area, giant sandpit, fireman’s pole and our amazing garden area, where the children enjoy growing their own fruit and vegetables.

By providing the children with a rich, fulfilling environment, offering indoor and outdoor continuous provision, we can provide exciting and challenging learning opportunities for every level of interest, from the most active “outdoor” learner to those who like to work for hours on their own special project.

Our Curriculum

At Leamington Nursery we use the Early Years Foundation Stage as guidance for our planning and preparation for everything we teach. The Early Years Foundation Stage has 7 areas of learning. Each area of learning must be implemented through planned, purposeful play and a mix of adult‐led and child‐initiated activity. Play is essential for children’s development.

Staff deliver a Curricular Immersive approach in line with the rest of the school, where the children are brought into ‘Magic Story World’ through our Magic Story box and introduced to many different characters and stories allowing our imagination to thrive. From this, daily adult led activities are planned where the children can be introduced to new ideas, providing opportunities for them to develop their knowledge and skills, and ensure that they experience all aspects of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

In Nursery we also deliver daily Maths and Phonics sessions. We follow the ‘Read Write Inc’ phonics program, which is a whole-school approach to teaching literacy to 3 to 9-year olds that helps to encourage children to become fluent readers, confident speakers and enthusiastic writers.

What is going on this half term?

 

Firstly, a big welcome back to everyone after the Easter holidays, we hope you had a lovely break and we were lucky that we had some lovely weather.

This half term we will be spending lots of time in our Nursery garden. We will start with clearing all of the dead leaves and rubbish, and introducing our compost bin and water container to the children. Once the garden is ready, we will start our planting. We will look closely at growth and talk about what vital things plants need to grow. As we plant our seeds and beans, we will be encouraging the children to observe the changes that occur during growth and the children will be taught how to look after the seeds and beans that are growing in our environment.

We will continue to learn new stories through our Curriculum Immersion group sessions. We will concentrate more on stories that relate to growing such as ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘The Tiny Seed’ by Eric Carle. The children will learn how to retell a story using a story map and different actions, to help us remember different parts of the story. We will look at characters and settings of a story and the children will be provided with lots of role play materials to act out different scenes and become different characters within their play. We will also be using non-fiction books during our sessions, to explore how plants grow.

We have also reintroduced our Sand Pit within our Nursery provision. This provides wonderful experiences for the children to explore filling and emptying, creative design and collaborative play. As the children are now accessing this part of Nursery provision, can we kindly ask that you send your child to Nursery wearing velcro shoes or shoes that they can take off and put on independently. No shoe laces please!

For Maths this term we will continue to work on number recognition and matching number and quantity to 10. We will also be looking at patterns in colours and shapes.

We will continue with our daily Read Write Inc Phonics program, so have a listen out for your children repeating any sounds. It would be great if you could start to encourage your child to recognise different sounds in books when sharing stories together.

Finally, as the weather is hopefully getting warmer and we will be spending lots of time outside, please could you send your child to Nursery with a summer hat containing their name.

We would also like to remind you of our new Nursery opening times.
Morning children: 8.30am – 11.30am – the gate will be open from 8.30 – 8.40am
Afternoon children: 12.15pm – 3.15pm
Fulltime children: 9.00am – 3.00pm – the gate will be open from 8.50 – 9.00am

Don’t forget we are still here to offer our support in any way, to any families who may need us. We have always been and will continue to be here for you all.

The Nursery Team.

Homework Menu Nursery Summer 1

Useful Websites for EYFS Parents

Phonics

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

www.ruthmiskin.com

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.phonicsbloom.com

www.topmarks.co.uk

Maths

www.topmarks.co.uk

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

www.earlylearninghq.org.uk

Toilet Training

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/potty-training-tips/

www.pottytraining.co.uk

www.eric.org.uk

 

 

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