Nursery Information

Nursery year

The Nursery is open during the school year and has the school holidays. Notification of the sessions’ holidays are given at the start of the year and in the monthly news bulletins.

Daily session times

The nursery operates two session times:

Morning Session            08.40 a.m. – 11.50 a.m.

Afternoon Session        12.25 a.m. – 03.35 p.m.

Capacity

The nursery capacity and registration is 60 places. The age groups are as follows:

Buttercup Room    2 years – 3 years  20 places (10 morning/10 afternoon)

Sunflower Room   3 years – 5 years  40 places (20 morning/20 afternoon)

Attendance

Regular attendance at nursery is very important to ensure learning opportunities and new experiences for your child are not missed.     It would be helpful if parents could inform the school office by telephone if your child is not able to attend on any particular day. If your child is absent for a noticeable period of time and not contact has been made a letter will be sent to discuss your child’s placement.

Emergency contacts

Parents of children attending the nursery are asked to provide, where possible, the names, addresses and all telephone numbers of two relatives/friends who may be contacted in the case of emergency.

Please remember to inform the nursery of any changes in this information.

Arrival and collection of children

It is expected that a responsible adult will bring a child to and from nursery. In the interests of your child’s safety, your child’s key worker must be notified if he/she is to be collected by someone who would not normally do so.  No child will be permitted to leave the building with an adult unknown to the staff without the parents’ consent.  In the case of an emergency, please telephone the nursery to let the staff know.

Suitable clothing

Learning should be fun and children particularly enjoy messy work. We will always try to ensure they wear aprons, but accidents will happen, so please dress your child in suitable clothes.

The nursery has its own uniform, a blue polo shirt which has the nursery logo. Information regarding the uniform can be obtained at the school office or by nursery staff.   However, it should be noted that the uniform is optional.

Please provide children with a pair of soft shoes or slippers, clearly marked with their name, which they can keep in the shoe bay.

Outdoor activities take place throughout the year so it is important where possible to dress your child with suitable clothing (i.e. Winter months – boots, hat, gloves, scarf. Summer months – sun cream, hat etc)

Snacks

As part of the nursery’s programme to promote healthy lifestyles, children are encouraged to eat balanced diets.   St Mary’s Nursery Class promotes healthy eating and will provide nutritional snacks, milk and water for the children.  The snack menu

is displayed on the Nursery noticeboard and changes every week. Please inform staff of any dietary requirements or allergies your child may have.

Voluntary contributions

Parents/Carers are asked to contribute a weekly donation of £3. This helps the nursery provide a varied snack menu as well as helping to support the nursery to provide all the extras that make the children’s experiences at nursery so enjoyable (e.g. celebrations, excursions etc).  It should be noted that this contribution is not compulsory.

There may be other sponsored and fun events held throughout the year and this enables us to improve nursery funds.

 

Further information can be found in our Nursery Handbook page. This includes information on transport, insurance, emergency closure of nursery, security, policies, child protection, parent partnership, the nursery curriculum and transition to primary school.

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