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Nursery Teacher - Mrs Plume

Nursery Team

Mrs Plume is our Nursery Teacher and Mrs Pryor, Mrs Brown and Mrs Walton are all Senior Nursery Officers teaching in the nursery team.

 

Nursery Provision 2018 - 2019

Gledhow Nursery offers 15 hours of nursery provision taken in one of the following ways:

  • Five Morning Sessions from 8.45am to 11.45am
  • Two and a half days - Monday and Tuesday 8.45am to 2.45pm; Wednesday 8.45am to 11.45 am
  • Two and a half days - Wednesday 12.15pm to 3.15pm; Thursday and Friday 8.45am to 2.45pm

We also offer 30hours provsion for those children who are eligible.

  • Five full days - Monday to Friday 8.45am to 2.45pm

Please look on this website to see qualification criteria:

 www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare

 

Top ups may be purchased at £5 per half hour to extend sessions from 2.45pm to 3.15pm.

Some top up sessions available from 8.45am - 11.45am and 12.15pm - 3.15pm. These cost £18 per 3 hours.

 

In addition, we operate  'Before and After Gledhow School Nursery Care' provision. This is open term time only, timings and cost are as follows:

7.30am to 8.45am - £5.50

2.45am to 6.00pm - £15.50

Nursery Information 2018-2019

Class Routines

Children are asked to bring a bottle of water and a piece of fruit which is prepared and shared as 'snack' during each session. Milk is also available.

At the start of each session children arrive at nursery,' self register' by answering the question of the day, hang up thier coat and go to the carpet where the nursery session is started by the staff.

The rest of the session is a mixture of staff and pupil led activities.

Curriculum Enrichment

Each term we try to help 'bring the curriculum to life' with an extra activity whether it be a trip, visit or visitor. We appreciate that these additional items often have a cost but they are an essential part of our successful school.

Planned items for Nursery are:

Easter Bounce - March

Technology week - May

Woodland Bluebell Walk - May

Fun Day - July

Nursery Admissions

Parents may put their child's name on the nursery waiting list at any time. Please contact the main school office.

Children are admitted during the term after they turn three years old, if we have availablility.

Before admission an open session at nursery, and a home visit is normally made to ensure that the transition to nursery is smooth.

To support your child in getting ready for nursery, please encourage them to be as independent as possible. E.g. Using the toilet, washing their hands, and putting on their coat.

Nursery Curriculum 2018-2019

In Nursery, children spend a large part of their day learning independently in the different areas of provision. Here they access learning opportunities through their curiosity and interests.  Our enhancements to these areas support development and progress in the following curriculum areas:

Prime Areas:

- Personal, Social and Emotional Development

- Communication and Language

- Physical Development

 

Specific Areas:

- Literacy

- Maths

- Understanding the World

- Expressive Art and Design

Children have 'free flow' opportunity to learn outside too, which is why it is crucial that outdoor clothing is brought with them everyday. 

We have 3 adult led group time sessions each day - stories, songs, rhymes  - as well as adult led activities in the areas of provision which form part of our daily structure and routines.

It is recommended that practitioners in the Early Years follow children's interests as much as possible for our themes, therefore we don't stick rigidly to a curriculum planner. Instead, we will communicate by newsletter what topics we aim to promote so that you can support learning at home. Please keep up to date with individual children’s interests via Tapestry, our online learning journal, and feel free to add your own comments and observations. 

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