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!
A big welcome to all of our new children starting nursery this half term we hope you have lots of fun at our nursery, as we have lots of fun things planned for this half term. A big Thank you to our older children who are really helping the younger children to settle into our routines and are being fantastic role models!
We have started the new half term learning the story ‘Shark in the Park’. We used the story map and learned lots of actions to help us remember the whole story. Children helped the park keeper by making ‘Keep Out’ signs so that no sharks will come back to the park and scare the visitors to the park.
We are looking forward to celebrating World Book Day. We can’t wait to see which characters visit us this week. World Book Day offers an opportunity to share our favourite books including those we do in school and those you share at home. Children will be expanding their vocabulary as they describe characters in books and what happens to those characters in the different stories.
As the weather starts to change and the days get lighter we will explore the environment and learn about seasonal changes. We will be encouraging the children to notice the new flowers that spring up in the garden and how the trees are developing buds. Talking about any of these changes with your child will really help to enhance their learning and develop their vocabulary.
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. May we remind parents that the main school gate should be used at the beginning and end of the school day. It would also be really helpful if you could make sure you are on time at the beginning and end of the session. Any children who arrive late will have to be taken to the main office in line with the rest of the school.
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.
NURSERY SESSION TIMES:
AM NURSERY – 8.45 – 11.45am
PM NURSERY – 12.15 – 3.15pm
FULL TIME SESSION – 8.45 – 3.15pm
The Nursery gate will be locked at 8.55am, if you arrive after this time you are LATE and you will need to sign your child in at the main office.
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