Welcome to Nursery!

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Welcome to our Nursery page!

In Nursery, Miss Balwin is the Nursery teacher who works alongside Teaching Assistants Mrs Nicholl, Mrs Smith, Mrs Royal-Failes and Mrs Currie. We all enjoy working in the Nursery and look forward to seeing the children each day.

We are a 78 place Nursery with some children attending in the morning, some in the afternoon and others attend all day. We offer two and a half day places and also 30 hour funded places for working parents.  Nursery sessions run from 8.30 am until 11.30am in the morning and then from 12.15pm until 3.15pm in the afternoon. The children who attend our Nursery all day bring a packed lunch or have a school dinner and sit in the school hall with the older children.

All children have the right to good food, water and to be healthy. (UNCRC Articles 6 & 24) In Nursery we promote being healthy by cleaning our teeth every day and enjoying PE sessions in the school hall. Children can also sit at our snack table and enjoy a piece of fruit and a drink of water during the day. The children are also given a small carton of milk before they go home when we sit together and share what we have enjoyed doing that session. Each week the children cook in the Nursery kitchen and make lots of exciting healthy things including banana bread, fruit salad and cheese and potato parcels.

All children have the right to relax and play. (UNCRC Article 31) Our Nursery provides an exciting and fun environment with lots of different areas to work and play, both inside and outside. Inside, the children can explore numbers, shapes and colours in the Maths Area, mark make and write in the Mark Making Area or share a book in our comfy Reading Area. The children can also enjoy exploring the construction, sand, water, creative or role play areas. The role play area is linked to our topic and changes each half term. Recently we have had a home, a farm, a cafe and a shop. Roseberry Nursery has a large outdoor area which the children can explore and investigate each day. We are busy preparing lots of new areas for the children to enjoy which include an ice cream parlour, an investigation station and a mud kitchen. The children can work outside whatever the weather as we have wellies and raincoats for the children to use. The children get especially excited when it snows and are able to go outside and make footprints, snowmen and snow angels.  We like to follow the children’s interests and plan activities and areas with these in mind.

All children have the right to become the best that they can be. (UNCRC Article 29) Every day children are chosen to receive a star stamp on their reward chart for working hard during the session and at the end of the week a child is chosen as Star of the Week. This will be someone who has shown particular effort within their work, behaviour or personal achievement. Star of the Week gets to take home our class bear for the weekend and write, draw or paint pictures about their adventures together to add to our class diary.

We ask the children to complete a piece of basic skills homework each week and a creative piece every half term, which we display in the Nursery. We have a number, letter sound and shape of the week, these are displayed in the nursery cloakroom with additional activities to do.  We also love Nursery rhymes in Nursery and children get to bring a copy home of the one we have been learning that week.

In Nursery we love involving our parents in the wonderful work we do so we have a Family Time session each term and ‘Working Together Wednesdays’ that take place on Wednesdays, 10.30-11.15am for morning Nursery and 2.00-2.45pm for afternoon Nursery, this happens once every half term.

We update our website each week so please have a look at the exciting things we have been up to in our photo gallery.  I hope you have enjoyed reading about Roseberry Nursery and we look forward to seeing you very soon.

If you would like to see what we will be learning about in Nursery and to access key dates and ways in which you can support your child at home, click on the links below to access the Parent Information Packs for each half term or Nursery’s Long Term Map.

Autumn 1 Parent Information

Nursery Long Term Map

Thank you for reading about us!

The Nursery Team