Welcome to Nursery

In nursery we will support, encourage and promote the children’s emotional development and improve their independence and self awareness as well as continuing to improve their reading, writing and mathematical ability. For further information about explaining the development of children in the early years click here.

EYFS & Year 1 Vision & Values

In Nursery, Reception and Year 1 we develop a community of learners who support and encourage each other. Our children develop confidence, independence and responsibility. We teach our children to be well mannered and respectful of ourselves, our belongings and each other’s differences. Our children work in an environment which is developmentally appropriate and one that meets the needs of all our children. We believe children should learn through hands on experiences, on and off site, observations and to develop a sense of curiosity about the world around them. We encourage our children to make links in their learning and to take risks in a safe way.


Meet the Team

Miss S Harriss

EYFS Assistant Headteacher
Nursery Teacher

Mrs D Beswetherick

Nursery Teacher

Mrs N Hamblin

Early Years Practitioner

Mrs Griffin

Early Years Practitioner


Routines 

Morning Routine

In the morning parents bring their children into the nursery, the children go to their key group to write their names. When the door is opened 1 member of staff stays by the exit door and one member by the cloakroom door. The other 1 members of staff in the main room interacting with children. When all the children are in, staff go to their key group and we look at the date, weather and how many children are in today. We then take the register and start group time.  

Snack Time and Maths 

Children will sit in their key group space for snack and this will be followed by the maths teaching group. 

Outside 

Outside will be open during independent learning, children can choose to be inside or outside and will need to put their name/picture card on the list of children who are outside. It is the responsibility of staff to check the garden and toys are safe and complete the daily safety checklist. 

Tidying Up 

In Nursery we use a song to signal that it is tidy up time. Children are expected to tidy up with some help from staff. When children first start in Nursery they are taught how to tidy up by using social stories and modelling. 

Rewards 

In Nursery stickers are given out as a reward as well as children being put on the happy or sad face.  

Homework and Reading Books 

In Nursery the children are given talking homework. This is a piece of homework which requires the parents to talk to their children. This homework can contribute towards the child’s profile. Children can choose a book to share at home with their family from our Book trolley. 

Reminders 

Please remember: 

  • To bring in a named water bottle. 
  • To label all clothing and bring a change of clothes in a named bag. 
  • To ensure your child is wearing their school uniform and has a coat/ hat depending on the weather. 
  • Nursery starts at 8.45/12.30 and finishes at 11.45/3.30. 

Monday fund 

Please make a voluntary contribution of 50p every Monday to help purchase essential items for our learning. 

Parent Contribution 

As part of the Early Years curriculum we would like to know about what learning your child is doing at home. It can about a range of things. Your child could have: 

  • dressed themselves 
  • taken part on ballet/ football/ karate lessons 
  • read a word or sound in their reading book 
  • written a word or sound themselves 
  • started writing simple sentences 
  • counted to a higher number than usual 
  • learnt to ride a bike 
  • recognised a new shape 
  • joined in cooking at home and noticed how the food you are cooking has changed 
  • when outside they have commented on something around them 
  • talked about how something works 
  • made a model 
  • made up a story about their toys 
  • The possibilities are endless! 

The more observations you put on Tapestry the better as these go towards the assessments we make. 

Here are some things you can do at home to support your child in school: 

  • Support your child with their homework and return it on time 
  • Read with them for about 20 minutes each night 
  • Talk out loud about the things you see and do 
  • Count with your child every night 
  • Practice writing the sounds your child has been learning at school 
  • Sing songs and rhymes