We are delighted that you are interested in our Nursery for children aged 2 to 4 years. Please have a read of this blog to find some interesting information about life in Nursery.
We have two rooms. Our 2-3 year olds are in Little Nursery and our 3-4 year olds are in Big Nursery.
We offer free funded places for 2,3 and 4 year old’s.
• 15 hour 2 year old funding
• 15 hours 3-4 year old funding
• 30 hour 3-4 year old funding Our session times- term time only:
Morning session (3 hours) 8:40-11:30 (gates will open from 8:25) Morning and lunch session (4 hours) 8:40-12:30 All day session (6 hours) 8:40-2:40 If you are interested in coming for a look around to see what the Nursery has to offer, please do contact our Nursery Manager (details below) to arrange a visit or phone the school office on 01208 814560.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage: Development Matters Document. This enables us to plan and provide a range of play activities which helps each child to make progress. Play helps young children to learn and develop their physical, social, emotional and intellectual skills through doing and talking. We aim to provide a calm, caring and supportive environment with varied, fun and exciting activities, carefully planned to follow individual child's’ interests and needs. Making new friends, building confidence to have a go and try new things are all a major part of a child settling and enjoying their time with us. In line with our school values, we promote the use of the following learning skills; keep going koala (determination), ideas iguana (creativity) and have a go hippo (enthusiasm).
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Little Nursery room leader
Play helps young children to learn and develop their physical, social, emotional and intellectual skills through doing and talking, which research has shown to be the means by which young children learn to think. It is also how they learn to socialise, as children engage in learning experiences with other children and adults. As part of our ongoing assessments in the Early Years Foundation Stage we make observations on the children’s progress, key milestones and wow moments. We use an online Learning Journey called Tapestry. Key messages and notices will be written on Tapestry and displayed on the green gate.
We are lucky to have access to all of the schools facilities. We are very much part of the school and take advantage of what it has to offer. We use the school field for outdoor learning and forest school activities, the hall for PE games and regularly, grow vegetables in the poly tunnel and the cookery room for cooking or baking.
All children are given a snack in the morning as part of our healthy eating plan. Fresh milk and drinking water is also available. If your child has any allergies/intolerances it is essential you let us know. If your child is staying for lunch, they will need to bring a healthy packed lunch and water bottle- both named.
We introduce Phase 1 phonics in Nursery which are the vital pre reading and writing skills before they begin more formal learning in Reception. This is delivered through daily small group games and activities.
Learning through play and learning outdoors inevitably gets a little messy sometimes so please ensure your child comes to nursery in comfortable clothes which allow for this. As far as possible, ensure children can manage any fastenings on their clothes (zips and buttons) with a good level of independence. Please ensure all items of clothing have your child’s name clearly labelled as when encouraging independence it is possible items of clothing get misplaced. A Little Bridges jumper and t-shirt is available, but not compulsory from Wovina in Bodmin and Vivienne’s in Wadebridge. Your child will require a pair of wellies and waterproofs too. Please name all items of clothing.
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