A Warm Welcome!
We opened in September 2015 offering 20 places. We have six members of staff:
Miss Becky Knott – Early Years Teacher – BA (Hons), PG Cert, MA, QTS, EYTS
Miss Jess Holden – Nursery Keyworker – NVQ4
Miss Sian Harrison – Nursery Keyworker & Nursery SENCo – NVQ3
Mrs Laura Skeet – Nursery Keyworker – NVQ3
Miss Chantelle Wilson – Cover Nursery Nurse – NVQ3
Miss Emma Haynes – 1:1 Nursery SEN Support – NVQ2
We want our nursery children to be confident, happy and ready to try new things in preparation for full time education. We aim to fulfil the needs of parents within our community.
Our dedicated and skilled staff team are committed to providing high quality, structured play and learning opportunities within The Early Years Foundation Stage framework.
Age Range, Opening Times & Fees
Our nursery school accepts children from 3 years old to school age. We offer flexible sessions and nursery funding and vouchers can be used.
Our nursery operates 40 Weeks a year and is open from 8.30am – 4.30pm. The hourly rate is £4.50. You may book in hourly slots, starting on the hour. Fees are paid monthly in advance.
We are registered to accept nursery funding and we operate a term time Standard (38 weeks) Offer. More about this will be clearly explained upon further inquiry.
We are also offering 30 hours funding wherever possible, please contact us for current availability.
There are multiple play areas with such things as dressing-up & role play, as well as a small world area for children to engage in imaginative play. We have a messy play area for art & craft activities a quiet area and den for looking at books and a computer area with IPads (time limitation in operation). Additionally we have a maths and mark making area for children to develop early number, reading and writing skills.
Our nursery utilises the school playground when the school children are in class. Along with the freedom this large area affords to play team games they also have the use of the trikes, scooters & bikes, the musical instruments and the fabulous trim trail!
We have toilet facilities within the nursery room so that children are adequately supervised.
Nursery Daily Routine
The daily routine within the nursery ensures that children have a variety of different types of learning experiences throughout the day.
At 8.30am our morning starts with ‘busy hands’ activities which aim to develop children’s fine motor skills.
At 9am we have whole group welcome time where we say good morning to each other. Shortly after this we split into keyworker groups where children have the opportunity to complete individualised activities.
At 9.30am we move on to ‘plan do review’ where the children have the choice of completing enhanced activities based around our half termly topics. Focused activities take place alongside this.
At 10.15am we have ‘snack and chat’ time where children are offered a range of healthy snacks and have the opportunity to try new foods. We also encourage the children’s independence by allowing them to handle, prepare and self select their own cutlery and food.
At 10.30am children engage in free flow play which involves child initiated play. Children also have the opportunity to free flow between the indoor nursery and our outdoor courtyard.
At 11.15am we go onto the school playground for children partake in activities that promote their gross motor skills.
At 11.45am we have a whole group ‘circle’ time where we mostly focus on phase one phonics activities.
Between 12pm and 1pm we have lunchtime.
On some afternoons the nursery children and staff spend time in our Foundation Stage to integrate with school life. They also attend our Foundation Stage weekly assembly.
Every child is allocated a Keyworker. This is one of our NVQ3 & NVQ4 level staff. We try to ensure that they are on duty on your child’s first day at the nursery to build a bond and help them settle in.
All children have a mid-morning snack of fruit & milk. We also use this snack time to introduce the children to new foods, which is proving very popular!
Lunch time is between 12pm & 1 pm. During term times we offer the School Hot & Packed Lunches @ £2.15 per meal, payable online in advance.
We have an optional uniform if parents should wish to purchase this.
A one hour taster session with / without parent is offered before taking up a place.
We cover themes throughout the year such as ‘All About Me’, Autumn, Christmas, Food and Clothing, Space, Animals & Spring, Dinosaurs, ‘Under the Sea’, Summer & Holidays.
Access & Security
Access to the Nursery is operated by intercom at the nursery gate entrance and is answered directly by the nursery team. We only release children to people designated on your child’s ‘Collection Arrangement’ form.
Come and take a look!
All parents are welcome to come and view the Nursery. These appointments can be arranged by telephoning the School Office on 023 9259 3453 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org