Our nursery runs from 9am – 3pm every day, with some children staying for the whole day and others doing half a day.
Mrs Billinghurst teaches on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs McCormick teaches on a Thursday and Friday. Miss O’Hara (our Higher Level Teaching Assistant) and Miss Cooney (our Apprentice Teaching Assistant) are with us all week.
In nursery, children have access to both our indoor and outdoor areas. Even if it is raining, children still go outside to play, so please make sure your child brings a coat and wellies. These can be kept at nursery if this is easier for you.
Our indoor and outdoor areas are set up differently every week, and each area encourages development in the different areas of the EYFS curriculum. We always have free access to lots of play dough with a range of tools, a water tray, a painting easel, lots of construction materials, such as a range of blocks for lots of building, as well as puzzles, a home corner, dressing up outfits, a sand pit with lots of different buckets and spades, and bikes and buggies. Our new play house loft inside the classroom has created a lovely quiet area underneath, and is currently set up as our own little cafe for the children to make lots of delicious food for us to try! There is a lovely, snuggly book area, as well as lots of opportunities to try out a range of musical instruments and there is a big climbing frame outside to practise your balancing skills!
As well as child initiated play, the children will often take part in adult led activities, which could focus on arts and crafts, number, shapes, phonics, fine motor skills (to encourage early writing skills) or other fun activities for the children to do, such as making cards or drawing something that they like to do.