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Full days are 8:45 am until 3:30 pm.
Half days (Wednesday) are 8:45 am until 11:45 am or 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm.
Monday afternoon – baking
Wednesday – library
Wednesday morning – Forest School
Thursday morning – baking
Friday afternoon – Forest School
During other times, children access our areas of provision both inside and outside. During this time, children are supported in their learning, linking all subjects following the children’s interests and fascinations and around our theme for the term.
Each week your child can choose a book from our library box to take home and share. Sharing stories every day is both fun and a really valuable way for young children to learn vocabulary and form early ideas about how stories are written. In nursery we talk to the children about REDTED – he says ‘read every day talk every day’. Let your child colour a smiley face in their record book every day they read and talk and the smiley faces add up to stickers and prizes.
Each week a group of children make something for all their friends to share. Sometimes we bring the baking home, for example cakes or biscuits and sometimes we eat the baking at school, for example custard, jelly, soup.
We go out exploring the school grounds, the copse and the Sensory Garden in all types of weather and conditions; sun, rain, wind, snow and mud! We provide waterproof trousers and have lots of wellies but obviously your child is very welcome to bring their own from home. If you could please remember to send extra clothing on wet Forest School days, especially trousers and socks that would be very helpful. We like the children to be ‘mud confident’!
We regularly invite parents and carers into Nursery from 3:00 pm until 3:30 pm (Tuesday/Friday) to see their child’s Learning Journey Folder. This is a chance to see and talk with your child about the activities they choose at nursery. You can fill in a WOW certificate, which is displayed on the wall and then this becomes part of your child’s journey. This can be about things your child has done at home, things you have done as a family or things that your child has told you about nursery. Notice of these sessions will be sent via ParentPay.
If you have any queries about anything that is happening in nursery, please always ask every day. That way, hopefully, we will be able to help you straight away as we realise that when children start nursery for the first time it is new for both the child and their parents. We are also happy to arrange a convenient time when we can discuss any issues with you that will need longer.