The Foundation Stage is the period of education from the age of 2 – 5 years, covering Nursery and Reception classes. his is a distinct stage with its own developmental milestones which most children should reach by the end of the Foundation Stage.
The Nursery offers both full time and part time places with up to 44 children per session and is split between Tiny Gems (2-3 year olds) and Little Jewels (3-4 year olds).
Morning session: 9.00am – 12.00pm
Afternoon session: 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Full time session: 9.00am – 3.30pm
The cost of the full time place is £135.00 per week.
Breakfast Club is also available to Nursery aged children:
7.55am – 9.00am at a cost of £17.50 per week.
Dear Nursery Parents/Carers,
Welcome back, we hope you all had a good Christmas break. We are looking forward to the new children, parents and carers joining our nursery family. We have a student teacher working with us during this term her name is Claire Slater and she is completing her PGCE and will be working alongside Toni in Purple Group. Claire will be getting to know the children over the next few days so please do introduce yourself to her.
The new children will be settling in over the next couple of weeks. Please remember to bring in wellingtons and a waterproof coat for use in the garden. Please make sure we have your up to date email address for Tapestry, we love to get your feedback on your children’s learning. Please send in a Family photograph for our display. Consultations will be held in March dates will be confirmed nearer the time.
This term we will be focusing on the language of traditional stories, understanding the structure of stories, retelling stories and making up our own versions. In maths we will focus on counting confidently to ten and recognising numbers out of sequence to ten. In March we will have a stay and play day, more information to follow. Please make sure we have your up to date email address for Tapestry, we love to get your feedback on your children’s learning. Television programmes to support the learning are Number Blocks and Zog stories by Julia Donaldson. “Top Marks” is a good internet site for early years letter and number recognition.The children still need Wellington boots
and waterproof coats to wear in the garden.
The nursery topic this term is “Do Dragons Exist?” We will be learning all about dragons, castles, knights, kings and queens and reading many traditional stories on this topic. We are hoping to arrange a visit to Bruce Castle more information to follow.
- A change of clothes for when the children get wet or dirty (we have a mud kitchen and the children LOVE mud pies!)
- Wellington boots and a water proof coat for the wet weather.
- Please wait outside the nursery doors at the end of the session and the children will come to you. We do this to ensure the children are safe and leave with the correct adult.
- Please turn off all mobiles before entering the school grounds as we are a mobile free zone