Welcome to Greenfields Nursery.
We look forward to welcoming your child to our Nursery and hope that their time with us will be happy and successful. Mr Halliburton is the Nursery teacher, who works with the Teaching Assistants, Mrs Blake, Mrs Dixon, Mrs Jackson and Mrs Williams, to give our Nursery children the best possible start to their school life.
Children can either have their 15 hours universal offer as 5 mornings from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. or as 5 afternoons from 12:15 to 3:15 p.m.
Parents and carers can register their children for a Nursery place at the school office. Letters offering Nursery places are sent out the term before the child’s starting date.
A good parent/staff relationship is important in order to help your child in their transition from home to school. The children will be invited to visit with their parent/carer prior to starting Nursery. You will also be offered a Home Visit so that the Nursery staff can meet you and your child in familiar surroundings.
We aim to provide well-planned experiences based on children’s spontaneous play, both indoors and outdoors. For a large part of each session, children take some responsibility for their own learning and choose their own activity. Staff are available to support, extend and develop play, and talk to the children about what is happening.
The children will also meet together in small groups to have milk/snack and to reflect on what they have done. Small group time may also consist of number games, making things, listening activities, etc. The children are involved in physical activities daily, for example, outdoor toys, dance, games, gymnastics and acting out stories. The last part of each session is whole group time which may be sharing a book together, introducing a theme, songs, rhymes, music and special news.
Parents and carers are informed about the half termly plans by newsletters and weekly themes via the notice board in the entrance. Parents and carers are also encouraged to follow up activities at home.
There is a take home library system in operation. On Mondays children choose a new book to share with their parents/carers at home and they are asked to return their book to school in their book bag.
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