Welcome to the Nursery
Our sessions are 8.45-11.45 or 12.15-3.15.
We are staffed by a qualified Early Years teacher Mrs. Taylor and qualified Nursery Nurses (Mrs. Bernard and Mrs. Duxbury) and an experienced learning support assistant (Mrs. Diebelius).
We use the Early Years Framework and ‘Development Matters’ guidance to provide a balanced curriculum for the children. We offer stimulating, playful learning opportunities that cover the areas of the EYFS in a supportive, caring setting.
Areas that we cover are:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
How we learn
The children begin their day choosing their own learning. This is where the children have opportunities to develop their own play and independent exploration. The adults then scaffold their learning, helping the children to deepening their knowledge and enrich their vocabulary. Through this the children are able to develop the characteristics of effective learning so that they can play and explore, actively learn and create and think critically.
We collectively join to do 'Dough disco' and then we wash our hands ready for snack.
Snack time/Circle time is a time for children to enjoy learning about their topic focus or they might have a mathematics input or enjoy a story. Children are offered a selection of fruit or vegetables, milk or water. We sit together so that children learn healthy eating habits and try new things.
The children are then able to enjoy free flow, having the option to play outside or inside. There are numerous benefits of learning outside the classroom for a child’s development, both physically and mentally. Recently we have investigated sunflowers where we painted them, measured ourselves against them, used play dough to make them, counted petals and seeds. We have used our senses and explored the herb garden and smelt, felt and observed the different herbs. We have had a great visit from Harold and Nancy from the Coram Life (SCARF) which inspired us to brush our teeth and to remember to keep ourselves clean.
Our Learning This Block:
During Block one we are exploring the question "Who are you?" In this term we learn all about each other and we talk about what makes us special and individual. We will explore what and who is important to us. We will think about changes around us and where we are in the world. We will also recognise that people have different beliefs and celebrate special times in different ways. We will discuss how to keep ourselves healthy, our families and community and the different places we have visited.
- Our P.E days are Wednesday for all day children and am children and Friday for all day children and pm children.
- Please remember to clearly name all of your child's belongings.
- Nursery timings are - 8.45 -11.45 for the am session and 12.15 - 3.15 for the afternoon session.
- As the weather is beginning to get colder please can you ensure your child has a named coat and wears suitable clothing and footwear. We like to play and learn inside and outside of the classroom.
We welcome and encourage parents to discuss any concern or worries they have. You can always ring speak with the office staff to arrange a visit or phone call.
If you wish to apply for a place at our Nursery, please complete the form below and return it to the school office.
Children Starting Nursery
We are very pleased that you have decided to send your child to King's Ford Nursery and we very much look forward to welcoming you and working in partnership with you. Starting Nursery is a very special time in your child's life, below is a presentation that we feel may help support you and your child prior to coming into Nursery. Please do share this with your child and we look forward to communicating with you more over the next few weeks. If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact us via the schools admin email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Children Starting School
If your child is due to start school with us in September, here is a presentation all about our school for you to look at. If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact us via the schools admin email address: email@example.com
Talk, Listen and Cuddle https://www.tlc-essex.info/
TLC is an Essex campaign helping parents, carers and families give their young children the best start to life, developing their communication skills through playful learning at home.
Talk Listen and Cuddle (TLC) is an Essex campaign. It helps parents, carers and families give their young children the best start to life and to develop communication skills through playful learning at home.
Below are a few photographs of amazing in and outdoor learning facilities, this free flow environment is the perfect start to learning.