Welcome to Nursery

It has been wonderful to welcome all of the nursery children into their new room after the long break. We are very excited about getting to know all of the children. We can’t wait to play and learn with your child over the next year.

We strongly believe in the importance of learning through play and supporting your child to become an independent learner. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage. For more information about this please read ‘What to Expect and When’ published by 4Children, or speak to a member of staff.

Golden Rules

During the first few weeks of this term we will be helping your child to settle into the new routines and behaviour expectations of nursery. We will do this using lots of pictures and songs to help them. In nursery we have five Golden Rules;

  • Listen
  • Share and take turns
  • Be kind
  • Walk inside
  • Always tidy up

All of the nursery staff know how important it is to praise your child when they are following behaviour expectations. We use lots of positive verbal praise as well as putting children’s photos on the sparkly star when they make the right choice. We will also choose a Star of the Day at the end of every session once we are all settled in. All of this positive praise gives your child a great sense of pride and achievement.

Good Hygiene

We will be learning about good hygiene and we’ll be washing our hands throughout the day. Please help your child to learn to do this by themselves at home. There are some resources and videos you can watch;

Wash Your Hands Happy Birthday Song

A story about germs “Germs! Germs! Germs!”

CBeebies Get Well Soon Songs

Get Well Soon on iPlayer

Amazing Me

Once we have settled into the new Nursery routines, we will look at the topic ‘Amazing Me.’ During this topic we will make self-portraits,  as well as talk about our faces, bodies and what we like to play, eat, watch etc. As part of the topic we will discuss healthy eating and how we can look after ourselves i.e. the importance of exercise, and our well-being. We will also be talking about our families. Please bring in some family photos for us to share.

Autumn is here

Please can you make sure that your child has appropriate clothes for the weather? I know at this time of year it can be a little tricky as its can be warm and sunny, then cold and rainy. Please make sure your child has a waterproof coat in school. You’re welcome to bring a pair of wellies to leave in nursery. If your child wears wellies to school, please bring in a pair of shoes for them to wear inside.

Please bring a bag of spare, clearly labelled clothes for your child. We like to get messy in Nursery so your child might need to get changed.

Snack

We will provide your child with a healthy snack during the session as well as water or milk. Please bring in a water bottle for your child so they can get a drink of water whenever they want it. Make sure their bottle is clearly labelled with their name.

Help and Support

It has been a very difficult time for everyone, if you would like some support please visit;

Mind Coronavirus Support

gov.uk Coronavirus Support

We are also here to help, please speak to a member of staff if you have any questions or would like support with anything. We have 2 Family Support Workers who are here to help and support all of our parents.

If you have any questions please just pop in and see us. We are always happy to help. Here’s to a fantastic year of learning, exploring and having fun together!

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Thank you for your support.

Miss Healy and Miss Chelsea