Our Nursery is a lively and spacious, well-resourced setting. Our experienced staff are dedicated to ensuring that the children have the best experience in their first steps of learning. Children enjoy a thematic and creative approach to their learning and can choose from a range of stimulating and carefully planned activities.
The setting includes access to both an indoor and undercover outdoor area, which is specifically for children accessing the foundation stage curriculum. The children also have access to the rest of the school setting and join together for breaks, special events and celebrations.
The Nursery provision at East Worlington Primary School caters for children from the age of two upwards. It is open during term time, Monday to Friday, from 9am-3.30pm with various full-time or part-time sessions available. Additionally, wrap around care is available from 8am-5:30pm. Hot lunches can also be provided.
The Learning Environment
Nursery children are taught alongside our Reception children in the Sunshine room and have their own curriculum. Teaching and learning for all the children is overseen by an experienced classroom teacher. The children also have opportunities to learn and play alongside older pupils.
We aim to provide an environment where:
- Everyone feels safe and secure in a well-planned learning environment both indoors and outdoors
- High quality care and education is consistent
- Each child’s individuality is valued, and their achievements celebrated
- Independence is promoted, giving children the opportunity to make their own choices
- Respectful relationships are nurtured
- Children are encouraged to explore and investigate the world around them and share their thoughts and experiences.
- We provide a rich language environment where communication is key
The Nursery Day
Throughout the Nursery day, children are given opportunities to learn through play by choosing from a wide range of activities. They enjoy focused activities led by the staff. Our Nursery children also have the opportunity to take part in whole class activities with older pupils. These activities include: stories, English and Maths sessions, phonics, topic-based discussion sessions, music, singing and Physical Education.
Sessions Times, Funding & Costs
Morning session: 9am-12pm or 1pm, depending on whether your child stays for lunch.
Afternoon session: 1-3.30pm.
Full day: 9am-3.30pm
Wraparound care is also available from 8-9am and from 3.30-5.30pm.
For information on whether your 2-year-old child is eligible for funded childcare, please click here.
All 3- and 4-year-olds are eligible for 15 hours of funding. Some children of working parents may be eligible for extra funded early education and childcare. For more information, please click here.
The cost for sessions in addition to any funded time is £4.50 per hour.
Your child will be allocated a key person.
The key person will:
- Work with the parent to plan and deliver a personalised plan for their child’s well-being, care, and learning
- Act as the key contact for the parents and make links with other carers involved with the child, such as a childminder, co-ordinating the sharing of appropriate information about the child’s development with those carers.
- Be responsible for developmental records and for sharing information on a regular basis with the child’s parents, to keep those records up-to-date, reflecting the full picture of the child in our setting and at home.
- Meet to talk about your child’s learning journey at half termly Stay and Play sessions.
During the Early Years Foundation Stage, all children have access to a stimulating and challenging, topic based curriculum where the central element is play. These play opportunities are carefully planned, to extend and build on the children’s experiences from home. The progress of each child is monitored through frequent observations and daily dialogue between the adults in the setting. This is to ensure that each child’s learning experiences are developed appropriately, and all children are given support in any areas of need.
The curriculum is organised into seven areas of learning and development, and from this the activities in the Foundation Stage are planned. These areas are:
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
We offer activities linked to all seven areas on a weekly basis within the provision and use enhanced provision to develop learning further.
Sharing Information About Your Child’s Learning and Development
We celebrate children’s learning successes by sharing their journey at our half termly Stay and Play sessions, as well as at 1:1 parents’ meetings. Home learning can also be shared and celebrated via the online platform of ClassCharts.
If Early Years staff have any concerns with your child’s learning, development or behaviour, they will contact you to share these.
At the end of Nursery, before your child starts Reception, you will receive a report outlining your child’s achievements and their Learning Journey.
We Welcome Visits
We love to show off our wonderful provision and welcome visits from prospective parents. We find that this is the most important start to your child’s experience into nursery. Alternatively come and join our Toddlers group which meets in the Sunshine room twice a week on a Tuesday morning 9.30-11.30am and on a Thursday afternoon 12.45-2.30pm.
If you would like to book a visit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the school on 01884 861722. If you are thinking further ahead, we would also be delighted to show you around our fabulous school too.