Nursery Session Times
Option A: 15 hours Free Nursery Entitlement Term Time Only
Monday 9.00am- 3:15pm
Tuesday 9.00am – 3:15pm
Wednesday 9.00am- 11:30am
Option B: 15 hours Free Nursery Entitlement plus Wednesday afternoon childcare at £20, Term Time Only
Monday 9.00am- 3:15pm
Tuesday 9.00am – 3:15pm
Wednesday 9.00am- 3:15pm
We accept childcare vouchers for the Wednesday afternoon session. For more information please see a member of staff.
We Love the Outdoors
Being outdoors has a positive impact on children’s sense of well-being and helps all aspects of children’s development. It gives children first-hand experiences to explore the natural world and provides a space for children to be physically active. Outdoor environments also offer opportunities for doing things in different ways and on different scales than when indoors.
We have been finding out about the celebration of Christmas and have been sharing our thoughts about people who are special to us. We have also been thinking about other children in the world in need where together we packed a gift box for families living in poverty in Southeast Europe. We shared ideas about gifts that we would like to receive and drew them in a letter to Father Christmas. We had a wonderful morning walking to the postbox to send our letters.
This term we have been developing our self-help skills where we are doing a brilliant job at getting our coats and wellies on independently. We really like helping ourselves to fruit and a drink at the snack bar and are fantastic at taking responsibility for keeping the area clean.
We loved using our senses and getting messy by exploring the inside of pumpkins. We have begun to explore where our food comes from and how plants grow. We have had so much fun acting out experiences in the doctor's role play area where we are developing our turn taking skills.
We have had a wonderful first term in Nursery making friends, learning new routines and having lots of fun exploring a wide range of activities. We are especially enjoying playing with the vehicles, manipulating play dough and using our imaginations in the home corner. Outside we like throwing and chasing balls, reading stories and splashing in the rain water. We have very much enjoyed exploring The Gruffalo story showcasing are wonderful paintings in the West Bristol Arts Trail.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
The Early Years Foundation Stage is the curriculum covering children’s development form birth until the end of the Reception year. We support children to make their own play choices where practitioners join in with children’s play and observe their interests to extend learning. Children also take part in adult led activities to help develop specific skills, to provide new learning experiences and to inspire new interests. The EYFS is made up of seven areas of learning and development. These are all related to one another but divided into Prime and Specific Areas.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
This area involves helping children to build their self-confidence and to develop a strong sense of themselves. Children are supported to develop their social skills, to form positive relationships and respect for others. Children’s emotional well-being is nurtured by helping them to understand and manage their own feelings and behaviour.
Communication and Language
This area develops children’s confidence and skills in listening, understanding, speaking and communicating.
This area involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; developing their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
This area focuses on learning the skills needed for reading and writing. Through a range of contexts children explore rhymes, songs, sounds, stories and mark-making opportunities.
This area supports children to develop their understanding of numbers, calculating, shape, space and measures.
Understanding The World
This area supports children to make sense of their physical world and their community. Children have opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
Expressive Arts and Design
This area supports children in developing their creativity through exploring a range of materials and media to express themselves. Children are encouraged to explore and share their thinking, feelings and ideas in music, art, movement, role play and technology.
Dressing and Clothing
We encourage children in Nursery to develop their self-help skills. To support children’s independence with toileting, dressing and undressing they should wear clothes and shoes they can easily pull on and off. Clothes should also be comfortable and practical. It is essential to make sure your child has the correct clothes and footwear to play outside in all weathers.
- A set of spare clothes
- Baby wipes
- Water bottle
- Waterproof coat
- Wellies (these can be left next to your child’s peg)
- Sun hat and sun cream
Please label your child’s clothing, wellies and water bottle.