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 are so excited to welcome everyone back after such a long time away from Nursery.
We were so happy to see our bigger children returning with such confidence, and really happy to welcome lots of new children this half term. As always, our older children are setting a brilliant example to our younger children. Helping them with hand washing/sanitizing, snack and learning about our new rules and routines.
This half term we will be focussing on our environment, supporting children as they investigate both inside and outside areas and encouraging them to do this independently. We will also be settling our new children at Nursery and talking about the things that are important to us. Our families are the most precious things in all of our lives, so we will be talking about our families and what we enjoy doing together.
We will continue to plan activities from the interests of the children and we have started by reading some of our most favourite stories, introducing language such as characters, setting and beginning, middle and end, to encourage children to retell the stories in the correct sequence.
During our Language enrichment sessions, we will continue to immerse the children fully in these stories 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!
We will be introducing the children to our new sensory area which supports children’s proprioceptive (body awareness) and vestibular (movement and balance) development. The Sensory garden has been introduced in line with our Zones of Regulation which is a whole school approach to becoming aware of our feelings and emotions, and finding ways to regulate these emotions and ensure they are in the optimal Zone for learning through play.
This half term we will also be talking about the Seasons and the changes in the weather. We will prepare our garden for the winter by harvesting the lovely fruit that grows there, sorting the apples into those we can use and those that need to go into our compost bin, and using our fruit to make some delicious apple and pear crumble!
We are really looking forward to getting back to our happy, busy little selves!
A reminder of our session times:
Morning session – 8.45 – 11.45
Afternoon session – 12.15 – 3.15
Full time sessions – 8.45 – 3.15
Thank you all for adhering to our Covid19 regulations so brilliantly! It is great to see everyone working together to keep us all safe.
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