Admission to nursery is often a child's first contact with school-and parents' too. Positive attitudes towards themselves, school and learning fostered in Nursery will benefit a child for the rest of their school career and beyond. We aim to nurture these attitudes as well as providing an education which is at once rigorous and fun.
We aim to:
-build on a child's previous experiences and help them to further their intellectual, personal, social and cultural development.
-prepare children for the next stages in their school career with reference to the Early Years Foundation Stage and to effect a smooth transition.
In order to meet these aims we:
-provide an environment which is caring, supportive, safe and stimulating.
-offer a broad and balanced curriculum delivered through play and informal learning situations based on first-hand experiences.
-establish positive relationships with parents and work towards an effective partnership with them in the education of their children.
-provide high quality and well-planned resources, activities and interactions which help each child progress in accordance with their potential.
-have high expectations of all children's behaviour and achievements.
-keep clear records, informed by detailed observations and assessments of children's progress and achievements. These inform our planning and teaching as well as providing information for parents and other professionals.
The Nursery offers 26 places in each session.
What time does nursery start?
|The times of the sessions are:||9 a.m. – 12 noon.|
|12.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (or 3pm for families taking the 30 hours offer)|
See the School Office for queries regarding funding.
We also have a lunch club.
The nursery has four qualified staff:
Mrs Jen McCombe - teacher
Miss Hannah Oprysk-teaching assistant pm sessions
Mrs Gillian Webster- teaching assistant am sessions
We may also have students or parents supporting your child's learning from time to time.
Please come into the nursery at the beginning of the sessions and help your child to put their name on the board. You are very welcome to settle your child at their chosen activity and play alongside them for a while.
Nursery staff will offer to visit you and your child at home before admission to nursery. This gives your child a chance to meet the staff in the security of their own home and provides you with an opportunity to share information about your child and to discuss any concerns you may have.
Children play actively indoors and out. They will therefore need comfortable clothes and shoes which allow them to move freely and safely. Children are provided with aprons for painting etc but messy materials do occasionally escape on to clothes, so please save your child's smartest to wear at home.
The EYFS framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support all aspects of their development.
Nursery themes and activities are planned weekly to respond to children’s current needs and interests. An outline of the week’s planning is available on the door in the nursery cloakroom and on the school website, with ideas for linking activities at home. Here are some general suggestions for activities at home: you will probably find them familiar!
Brief informal chats at the beginning or end of the session are very useful for sharing day-to-day information and achievements.
We always value and welcome your help and support.