Welcome to our Nursery
We are delighted to welcome both you and your child to St. George’s Infant School and Nursery. We hope that your child’s time at our Nursery will be very happy. This prospectus is designed to answer some questions you may have about the Nursery and explains a little about how it is run.
Admission and Session Times
Children are admitted to the Nursery on a part time basis the term following their third birthday. There are 26 places for children in the morning and 26 in the afternoon. Applications are invited at any time for admission to the Nursery, Application form on website or available from the school office.
Session times (up to 20th July 2017)
Morning 08:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon 12:30 – 3:10 p.m.
Session times (from 6th September 2017)
Morning 08:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Afternoon 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
A parent induction meeting will take place before the children enter the Nursery where parents have the opportunity to view the Nursery and meet the Nursery staff.
Bringing and Collecting Children
Children will be welcomed into the Nursery via the main entrance into the Nursery building. They should be collected from the same door at the end of the session.
For safety reasons Nursery staff will only allow your child to be collected by yourself or persons named on your child’s admission form, unless we are made aware of any changes to the arrangement.
Nursery education forms the first part of the foundation stage and the curriculum is organised into seven areas of learning:
These areas are fundamental, work together and integrate across all areas of learning to support your child’s development.
These develop essential skills and knowledge.
Play activities form the basis of learning in the Nursery. Play is the children’s work and it is through play children explore, develop and extend their knowledge, skills and understanding.
School uniform is not compulsory in the Nursery. The children will be very active at Nursery and inevitably will get very messy. They will need practical clothing which is easy to get on and off and can withstand paint and glue. Please ensure all clothing is named.
A healthy snack is provided mid-session every day, we ask parents to contribute £1 per week towards this. The children are given the option of milk or water to drink. Please inform us if your child has any food allergies or if certain foods cannot be eaten for religious or cultural reasons.
The children are encouraged to borrow books from the library, to share with their families at home. Once each book is returned another one can be chosen.
The Nursery will ensure that no child is excluded or disadvantaged because of ethnicity, religion, culture, family background, disability, gender, home language, special educational needs or ability. The nursery will ensure that all children feel secure, included and valued.
We hope this provides some useful information about the Nursery. We look forward to welcoming you and your child into the Nursery and hope that your child finds the Nursery as exciting and rewarding as we do!
Linda Sawkins Nursery Teacher
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