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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 2017-18

Gledhow Nursery offers five sessions of three hours nursery provision for each child. These sessions can be taken as:

  • Five Morning Sessions from 8.45am to 11.45am
  • Five afternoon Sessions from 12.15pm to 3.15pm
  • 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 

Top ups may be purchased at £4 per half hour to extend sessions from 2.45pm to 3.15pm.

There are some top up sessions available from 8.45am - 11.45am and 12.15pm - 3.15pm. These cost £15 per 3 hours.

We do not currently offer 30hours provision.


Nursery Information 2017-18

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:

Woodland Bluebell Walk - May

Fun Day - July

Nursery Admissions

Parents may put their child's name on the nursery waiting list at any time. Children are usually admitted during the term after they turn three years old.

Before admission a home visit is normally made to ensure that the transition to nursery is smooth.

Children should all be 'potty trained' before admission as staff are not expected to change nappies!

Nursery Curriculum 2017-18

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.  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 2 adult led carpet sessions a day - stories, songs, rhymes, news - 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 and feel free to add your own comments and observations. 

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