Welcome to Nursery, this is where your story begins! Our adults are Mrs Jacobs, Mrs Elsy and Mrs Kilgallon. We work hard as a team to ensure children feel safe, valued and nurtured within the Nursery environment.
There are lots of opportunities for children to learn through play, which we believe gives them the best start to their school life. Some of the learning environments we have to offer include: sand and water, home corner, construction, creative area and a reading corner. These areas give children plenty of opportunity to practise their early writing and maths skills. We also have a large outdoor area for learning to take place which we view as part of the classroom.
For a large portion of the day, the children make their own choice as to where they are going to learn and access a wide range of resources that are both inside and outside. Planned activities, based on our topics, ensure that children are making progress in all areas of their development. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which comprises of seven areas of learning; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Physical Development; Communication and Language; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
Books are an important part of our day in Nursery. We have a wonderful book corner, stocked with fiction and non-fiction books linked to our topic, and learn that we can use books for pleasure as well as for information. Whenever we have a spare moment we are encouraged to reach for a book and share our experience with our friends. This might be by recreating the story in our role play area, or using puppets to retell from the perspective of different characters.
Storytime, when an adult reads and shares a book with the children, is a favourite, and something that happens several times across the day, as well as impromptu sessions in the book corner, initiated by the children.
We encourage the children to choose a book either fiction or non-fiction, to take home and enjoy with their family. They can change this every week to expose them to a wide range of genres.
Pre-school sessions vary for each child. We have morning sessions, 8:45am – 11:45pm and all day sessions from 8:45am – 2:45pm.
Once a child is 3, most families are eligible for 15 hours free child care; some working parents can access 30 hours. To find out more follow the link below.
Sessions can also be purchased if not fully funded. Please call into the school office for details.