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We welcome you and your child to our Nursery. We are always happy to talk to you when you drop off or pick up your child or we can be contacted on 01494 771474.  Mrs N. Kent is our  Headteacher and leader of the Early Years Foundation Stage.  Mrs J. Larkin is our Senior Key Person in the Nursery.

Sessions
We offer Nursery places for children starting the term after their third birthday. Each child is offered a maximum of five, three hour funded sessions per week.  Additional nursery sessions and staying over lunchtime may also be available at an extra cost of £4.20 per hour.

Our Session Times
Morning sessions 9.00am-12.00pm Monday - Friday
Afternoon Sessions 12.10pm-3.10pm Monday-Friday
Whole Day session 9.00am - 3.00pm Monday - Friday

Uniform
The Nursery children wear a uniform, however, it is not obligatory for you to purchase one.
The uniform consists of a red sweatshirt/cardigan a white blouse/polo shirt, grey or black trousers/skirt. If your child is still toilet training then black/grey tracksuit bottoms are permissible. Footwear that is manageable for the children to take on and off themselves.

We provide the following items for you to purchase on line from our uniform suppliers:
Red Sweatshirt/Cardigan
Book bag

Snack Time
We provide a rolling snack during the sessions. We encourage the children to select from a choice of seasonal fruit or vegetables. We also ask parents to contribute crackers/breadsticks/dried fruit to add variety to the snack selection. Milk or water is also offered.

Lunchtime Meals
Children who attend the lunch session will need to bring in a packed lunch from home. 

Continence
We understand that not all the children who attend the Nursery are able to manage their own personal toileting, we are happy to work with you and your child to manage this important stage at a pace they can cope with.

Safeguarding and Welfare
The safeguarding and welfare requirements of all children is our main priority.
  • We ensure the suitability of adults who have contact with children; our Key People are trained and qualified to lead Nursery groups.
  • We promote good health by encouraging a choice of healthy food and teaching good hygiene practice.
  • We help your child to manage their behaviour in a consistent manner and will work in partnership with you.
  • We maintain records, policies and procedures.
  • We will discuss your child's progress on a regular basis.
  • We are always willing to arrange a convenient time to talk with you.

 

Our Aims

  • To make the first experiences of education exciting and rewarding
  • To make the transition from home to school happy
  • To encourage positive attitudes for a lifetime of learning

 

To facilitate this we will:

  • Arrange home visits for all children in the term before they join us to foster close links between home and school
  • Invite all children to visit the nursery to gain some familiarity with the environment, meet their Key Person and their new friends.
  • Arrange for the Nursery Manager and Key Person to spend time with the parents and carers to share information during their child's visit
  • Ensure all trained practitioners in the nursery team meet regularly to plan indoor and outdoor activities, share information and discuss progress
  • Provide child centred learning and development which is stimulating and fun for the child, as well as responding to their needs and previous experiences
  • Help our child recognise and learn the social expectations of their new environment
  • Work closely with the Reception class, especially in the term prior to the children moving into the Reception year

 

Please contact us if you would like to arrange a time for you and your child to have a tour of our Nursery.

 

 

NURSERY - Academic Year 2017/2018

 

Autumn Term Starts                                          Thursday 7th September 2017
Half-Term Holiday Monday 23rd to Tuesday 31st October 2017
Autumn Term Ends Tuesday 19th December 2017
   
Spring Term Starts Thursday 4th January 2018
Half-Term Holiday Monday 12th to Friday 16th February 2018
Spring Term Ends Wednesday 28th March 2018
   
Summer Term Starts Tuesday 17th April 2018
Half-Term Holiday Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June 2018
Summer Term Ends Tuesday 24th July 2018
   
Inset Day Monday 30th October
Inset Day Friday 25th May
Inset Day Friday 13th July

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