We offer full day sessions from 8.45am to 3.30pm (term time only).
The day will consist of 2 sessions and a 45 minute lunch:
8.45-11.45am – Morning session
11.45 – 12.30pm – Lunch
12.30- 3.30 pm – Afternoon session
Alternatively, we offer 15 hour places. Sessions run Monday-Friday 8.45-11.45am or Monday -Friday 12.30-3.30pm. Depending upon availability, you can choose whether your child will attend mornings or afternoons. Please see below our payment of fees policy.
For more information or to arrange a tour of the nursery please call the office on 01968 873194
Topic: The Gruffalo
Nursery Newsletter : 09/11/2018
We have continued to base our learning around ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson. This week our focus was discussing our own fears, deriving back to how the characters felt when they first saw the Gruffalo. We had some very honest and original ideas, from night lights being used to help us to see in the dark to scary dreams that we have had.
Expressive Arts and Design
We made Rangoli patterns using coloured rice to celebrate Diwali. We also made salt dough divas for the festival of light.
Understanding of the World
We learnt about varying traditions carried out by Hindus during Diwali and used some photographs to help us to generate questions that we would like to find out about.
We attached pegs to different 2D shapes to practise our shape recognition and also to develop our pincer grip.
Suggestions for Home
Explore another title by Julia Donaldson. You may have a story at home or take a trip to the library to choose a new one. Tell us about your favourite part in the story. Please post your child’s comments on Tapestry.
What I need at nursery daily:
- Named wellies
- A waterproof coat
- Book bag
- Home-school book
- Spare clothes bag (this does not need to be nursery uniform)
Book bags should be stored in the labelled boxes (Part-time girls, part-time boys, full-time children). Please ask a member of staff if you are unsure of where to locate. Please feel free to personalise book bags with familiar key rings or add stickers to their name label. This helps to ensure that they go home with the correct owner at the end of the session.
Keeping Warm and Dry
If children have all-in-one waterproof suits or trousers at home, it would be fabulous if they could bring them into Nursery whilst the weather is so wet. Coats, scarves and gloves are essential, as we venture outside daily in all weathers. Please avoid sending children to Nursery, in just a school fleece, as this is not waterproof and is not a coat. Many thanks for your cooperation with this.
Snack will be £4.00 this half-term. Alternatively, it can be paid weekly at 50p per week. A folder is kept near the entrance, along with a tick list and a pot for you to post your money. Please indicate to show that you have made a payment.
Show and Tell every Friday- Please name your items and avoid sending in valuable toys. Topic related objects/photographs are much more interesting to share. A ‘Show and Tell’ box will be placed near the door for you to store your items until circle time.
30 Hours of Childcare
We have afternoon sessions available, if you would like to extend your child’s nursery day to full-time. Please use the Childcare Choices website to find out if you are eligible for the 30 hours of free childcare.
If successful, validation codes will need to be handed to a Nursery member of staff or the office staff by the end of the Autumn term, to secure your child’s place. Their start date for full-time would be after the Christmas holiday. We run a transitional timetable to gently settle them into full days, gradually building up their hours over several weeks if you would prefer. Unfortunately, our morning sessions are already full now.
School Photograph Orders
The deadline for payments is Thursday 15th November. If possible, deliver straight to the school office please.
Reception Applications 15th January 2019- Deadline for Reception applications for September 2019 (please note, this is an online form)
Online form can be found at…..
12th November- Anti-bullying week. Children are welcome to wear odd socks or patterned tights to go with their usual uniform.
15th November- Children in Need cake stall (after school) donations of cakes and biscuits please!
16th November- Children in Need Day. Wear bright, colourful or patterned clothing. Alternatively pyjamas or anything wacky will be fabulous! How wacky can you dress? Donations to the charity are welcomed.
7th December- Christmas Fair 3pm. Non- uniform day in exchange for a Tombola prize.
10th December- E.Y.F.S. dress rehearsal 2-3pm (afternoon children and full-timers)
11th December- E.Y.F.S. dress rehearsal 10-11am (morning children and full-timers)
13th December- E.Y.F.S Christmas performance for the afternoon children and full-timers 2-3 pm
14th December- E.Y.F.S Christmas performance for the morning children and the full-timers 9:30-10:30am
18th December- Toy Service held at the church. Parents and carers are welcome to watch in the audience. We will also need helpers to walk down to the church with us.
Enjoy your weekend,
Mrs Todd and the nursery team