Nursery

Welcome to the Nursery!

Haley Callahan- Nursery Manager

Nursery Assistants - Lisa Hall, Lou Robinson, Sarah Crisp, Lisa Manwaring and Tina Salvage

A warm and engaging environment where children learn and grow.

In our Nursery, we believe passionately in providing high quality education and care in a safe, secure and healthy environment. Our children thrive through stimulating, challenging and creative play opportunities that build their self-esteem and foster independence. We value a child centred approach that promotes positive attitudes to learning and believe that every child deserves the very best start in life.

Sharing our love of stories

Exploring using our senses

Climbing in the woodland taking-risks

Settling in

Above all, we want children to feel safe and happy at nursery. We also want parents to feel welcome and involved from the beginning. We believe that children cannot play or learn successfully if they are anxious, so we always do our best to ensure the settling in period goes smoothly. Our settling in procedures have been devised to help parents and children feel calm, comfortable and reassured.

Our aim is to work in partnership with parents to do whatever is best for their child. Children usually settle in very quickly here, however, if a child does have trouble settling, we always work with parents to find a solution. We understand that every child is unique and will strive to support each one in the very best way we can. Our aim is to make families feel welcomed and supported throughout the settling in period.

Finding our own ways to paint.

Nursery fees, Sunrise and Sunset clubs

Nursery fees hourly rate £4.85/hour

SESSION TIMES

MORNING SESSION: 8.45 – 12.00 (3.25 hrs.)

LUNCH SESSION: 12.00 – 1.00 (not included in funded hours) £5.20

School dinner can be purchased for £2.10 via Parent Pay/Pack lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION: 1.00 – 3.30 (2.5 hrs.)

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NURSERY SUNRISE (with breakfast) 7.45 – 8.45 (£4.95)

NURSERY SUNRISE (after breakfast) 8.20 – 8.45 (£2.95)

SUNSET CLUB (without tea) 3.30-4.00/4.30 (£3.95)

SUNSET CLUB (with tea) 3.30-5.00/5.30 (£10.95)

Sunset and sunrise sessions must be booked through the Parent Gateway.

Click here for the Nursery Fees and Funding letter

Look at me go!

We have matching coats.

Building our new equipment!

Term 1

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” Helen Keller

This term our topic is ‘Autumn’ we will be exploring what this means and noticing what changes are happening around us in nature. We will focus on stories such as The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle and think about what is happening to our seeds. We will be going on nature walks in the woodland to see what signs of Autumn we can spot. If you and your family go out on any walks please feel free to bring in any findings from your adventures.

As many of us are coming together for the first time in nursery after a long while we will be focusing on how to play together, and share with others. We will find out how we can best collaborate whilst developing relationships with our new classmates and teachers. We will be focusing on stories such as Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister, and thinking about why did he decide to listen to the octopus, and why did sharing help him make friends. As we are Rainbow Fish class we will come up with some ideas of what we can do to be just like rainbow fish!


Term 2

"It's the most wonderful time of the year"

This term our topic is ‘celebration’ we will be looking at different celebrations from around the world and talking about how this year we might celebrate a little different. First looking at bonfire night exploring using the e-story "Sparks in the Sky", and thinking about the sounds and sights of fireworks. After that we will look at different celebrations such as diwali, thanksgiving, St. Nikolas Tag, and Christmas.

Alongside our planned topics in nursery we like to follow the children's interests. We began discussing superheroes, and their superpowers. Through carpet time discussions we decided that a superhero is someone who does hard things and is brave. The children then came to the conclusion that we are all superheroes in our own way. We have been discussing what our superpowers might be and what makes us special. During storytime we have been reading the "Supertato" stories by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet to explore different superheroes and supervillans. The children have been busy designing their own capes, and making their own "evils peas". It's such a joy to see the children imaginations at work and being inspired by the pages of a book.


Term 3

This term we have been looking at traditional tales and different versions of the same story. We are then trying to find out which version of the story is the truth. We started looking at the story of The Three Little Pigs. We built three different types of houses and then tried to blow them all down! Next we will look at Little Red Riding Hood and bake some treats for someone special in our lives. Next we are looking at The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We are designing bridges, counting sets of three, and retelling the story using our very best troll voices! Not only is it amazing watching the children engaging with these stories, but we are watching them become so engaged online!

Along side our topic children continue to explore their interests. Some of the nursery children have been interested in space and all the planets. While others have been interested in farm animals. The class room and google classroom has been filled with exploration, imagination and excitement!