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The Nursery Day
As a school we understand the varying needs of children and their families. With that in mind, we are pleased to be able to offer parents flexible options to suit their personal family circumstances.
Option 1 - All day Monday & Tuesday & AM Wednesday
Option 2 – PM Wednesday & all day Thursday & Friday
Option 3 – Full time i.e. Mon – Fri all day
(Options 1 & 2 offers the 15 hours free annual entitlement, any additional hours are available for those families eligible for 30 hours funding or at an additional cost subject to availability)
The entrance for Nursery is in between the Nursery and Year 1 outdoor learning areas. This entrance is only used by Nursery children allowing for a quieter, less daunting start to the day. A member of staff will open the door at 8:45 when the school day begins. We are very happy for you to accompany your child into class and help them self-register and find their coat peg.
Members of the team are always on hand should you need a brief chat or help settling your child. However, it is a busy part of the day so should your query need more time, a meeting after school can always be arranged.
After spending time at their self-selected activity, the children stop for a snack which is usually fruit or vegetables. During this session, the teacher will talk to the children about the snack they are sharing. They will develop vocabulary by discussing what the snack tastes like, how it grows and where it comes from. Children also learn the importance of hygiene by passing along antibacterial gel before the snack is handed out by one of the children. We encourage children to show respect by saying please and thank you.
Lunchtime for those staying at Nursery is 11:45-1:00. We encourage all children to enjoy our freshly prepared school meals. Our friendly cook will happily try and accommodate any dietary requirements so, if you have any concerns, please speak to the class teacher in the first instance. Lunchtime is a very important part of the school day. Children are encouraged to be independent, try new food, use a knife and a fork and enjoy sociable chats around the table.
The end of the day for Nursery depends on the option selected. However, all sessions usually finish with the sharing of a short story, songs and rhymes.
Please ensure all of your child’s belongings are clearly marked with their full name. Many items of uniform are mislaid or lost due to missing names.
We do not encourage children to bring in toys from home as they may easily be damaged or lost. We may however, from time to time, ask for items to be brought in to support the learning interests in the class. You will be notified of this special occasion