Welcome

Wemyss Bay Primary Nursery Class provides pre-school education for children aged 3-5 years in a safe, nurturing and motivating learning environment. Below you will find some general information about our nursery.

Curriculum

We follow Curriculum for Excellence and cover experiences and outcomes relating to the Early Level. Further information and key areas of learning, are discussed further in the “Curriculum” section of our handbook.

Assessment and Reporting

Every child has a personal profile which is record of their learning, achievements and progress within the nursery class. Staff record observations and “learning conversations” with children to validate their judgements as to the level of support and additional challenge required by each learner. These profiles are discussed regularly with parents and at transition points and are available to be seen by parents at any time.

Parent Meetings and Personal Plans

Within 28 days of your child beginning their placement at our nursery, we will work together to formulate a “Personal Plan” which will ensure we are meeting all personal, social and learning needs of the children in our care. With your support we will meet to update these plans every 6 months at parent meetings.

Attendance

As in keeping with school arrangements we ask parents to contact the school office on the morning of any absence.

Nursery Clothing

Nursery uniform is available for those who would like to purchase but please note that this is not a requirement. Please remember that our nursery children are outdoors a lot so clothes will get dirty!

Snacks

We are a health promoting establishment and adhere to guidelines regarding Early Years Nutrition offering fruit with a choice of water or milk. It is important any allergies are relayed to staff at the earliest point. As is the case within our school, our nursery is strictly a nut free zone. Lunches are available for all nursery children.

Arrival and departure from nursery

Children should be brought to and collected from nursery by an adult over the age of 16. Please let nursery staff know if you have made alternative arrangements for your child and the adult collecting is not someone known by nursery staff.

Nursery Session Times

Staggered entry from 9.00am – 9.15am Staggered finish from 3.00pm – 3.15pm. Times will be confirmed by your child’s key worker.

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