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?
There are 2 sessions each day and the times are:
9 a.m. – 12 noon.
12.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (or 3pm for families taking the 30 hours offer)
We also have a lunch club which is run by qualified support staff. Children can bring their own packed lunch or you can order and pay for a school dinner.
Download our Welcome To Nursery Bookletwelcome_pack_Nursery_June_2021.docx
Who will be looking after my child?
Miss Jen McCombe - teacher
Mrs Carolyn Moore-teaching assistant
Mrs Gillian Webster- teaching assistant Mon-Weds
Mrs Angela Carey-teaching assistant Weds-Friday
We may also have students or parents supporting your child's learning from time to time.
Watch our Nursery Tour Video
In order to keep your child safe, we will ask you to complete a list of adults who may collect your child from nursery. Should someone different be coming to collect your child, then we will need your password which will be agreed with you when your child starts with us.
If you are going to be unavoidably delayed in collecting your child, then please call us on 01937 832899.
Miss McCombe will contact you and your child before they start in our Nursery. You will receive a tour video of Nursery and a welcome pack. If you have any concerns or additional infomation you need to share or have any questions about Nursery, this is your opportunity to do so as well.
Currently we can't offer parents and carers the opportunity to come into Nursery to settle their child. We will meet you at the door and spend time settling your child in. You are very welcome to contact us during the day via the school office to see how they are getting on.
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.
EYFS framework(Click here to read more)
Your child will be learning skills and attitudes, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.
Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:
Communication and language
Personal, social and emotional development
These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.
As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas These are:
Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design
These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it’s suitable for very young children and designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child’s unique needs and interests.
Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.
Activities may be ‘structured activities’ led by adults or spontaneous and self-chosen. The resources and activities in nursery are carefully planned and selected to help children progress and to offer appropriate activities for all children who will, at any one time, be at different stages of learning and have various interests.
Children choose where and for how long they play. They may be encouraged to take part in a particular activity or to play in a particular area in order to ensure that they make progress across all areas of the curriculum. Adults are always on hand to lead an activity or to support children's learning through their own ideas and activities.
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, sent to via Parentmail and is 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!
or call 01937 832899