Our Nursery Office Staff are here to help you, however here are a few items that may be useful to parents and carers which you can view or download from our website.
Your child’s first weeks in nursery are important; we want to ensure that they settle in as soon as possible. Don’t worry if your child takes a long time to settle, be patient and make time to stay with them, to develop their confidence. If you are worried at all, talk to a member of staff and we will work out a programme between us to help your child.
Children should arrive as near to the beginning of the nursery session time as possible i.e. 8.45 am or 12.30 pm. Children get very bored when they have to wait and for safety reasons we are unable to take children into the nursery room before these times, as staff are often moving furniture, carrying hot water etc.
We have a self registration system in nursery; children need to collect their name card from the foyer and pass it to their key person. This is important as we need to know who is in the building in case of an emergency. 3-4 year old children should join their key person teddy group on arrival where they will become involved in an activity. 2 year old children join in free choice play on arrival. Children participate in carefully planned activities to develop their learning in all areas of EYFS throughout their session times.
We do ask that you arrive on time to collect your child. If you are delayed unexpectedly please let us know by telephoning 0191 5271168.
Please view our Nursery Brochure for further details.
If your child is unwell and unable to come to Nursery, please make sure to give us a ring to let us know. If you are unsure about how long to keep your child off then refer to the Public Health England guidelines on exclusion periods.
To help our parents and extended families to keep up to date with events and news we have an app which you can download. This will send push notifications to your smartphone to remind you of important calendar dates.
How to paying for Nursery services
Parents of children accessing paid services have a range of options of how to pay.
- Standing order
- Tax free childcare accounts
- Vouchers (for parents previously signed up for this scheme)
Please see Mrs Fenwick in the school office for more information.
We do not have a school uniform at nursery, but we do have sweat-shirts and fleece jackets in a variety of colours, with the school logo on, if you wish to buy them. Lots of parents like to purchase these as it keeps other clothes free from paint and glue etc. Mrs Fenwick in the office will help you with this. If you do buy these please make sure that you name them clearly, as they easily get mixed up.
Please try to make sure that all clothing is easy for your child to manage themselves. Belts, buttons and dungarees are unsuitable for children at nursery. Wherever possible Velcro shoes are more manageable for your child and as with all other clothes, please put your child’s name in their shoes.
We request that all jewellery is left at home. It is very easily lost or broken and it is dangerous when children are climbing. Staff cannot be responsible for any jewellery at school. If your child wears earrings you will be asked to sign a form for yourselves to take full responsibility in case of an accident; it is best for earrings not to be worn at nursery.
You can view or download our Nursery Uniform – Order Form 2018 here.
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