Welcome to Our Nursery Unit 2021-2022
In the 2 yr old nursery we encourage the children to use our first names, we feel that they are easier to say for children who are developing their speech and we also like to make ourselves as approachable as possible for both children and their families.
We introduce other staff members using their surnames as this is how they will be addressed throughout the school, and we do encourage the children in 3 yr nursery and the rest of the school to address us using our surnames.
Our current staff team is as follows:
Mr Beard- Nursery Teacher
Ms Whitbourn - Kelly - Nursery Manager;
Kelly holds a BA Hons in Nursery Management, First aid at work, and Paediatric first aid qualification.
Miss Kearns - Jackie - Nursery Practitioner;
Jackie holds an NVQ level 3 qualification.
Mrs Bethom - Teaching Assistant;
Mrs Bethom holds a Teaching Assistant qualification.
Mrs Graham - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Graham holds a Teaching Assistant qualification.
We hope you find all the information you are looking for, please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.
Our Nursery Unit is open term time only, please see term dates.
We are open from 8.45am - 3.30pm Monday to Friday,
with morning sessions running 8.45am - 11.45am
and afternoon sessions running 12.30pm - 3.30pm.
Snack money is charged as £1 per week or £5 per half term
A morning and afternoon snack opportunity is provided for your child. We are a 'Healthy Eating School' and try to give children a variety of healthy snacks, we encourage all children to try and taste all foods and support their independence at snack time with spreading on crackers or bread and self service drinks, water is available throughout the day with milk also being offered at the snack table.
If your child attends for a full day you will need to provide a packed lunch, as a 'Healthy Eating School' we ask that cakes, sweets, chocolate, or crisps are not in any child's packed lunch.
We do have children and staff within school who have nut allergies, we also ask for packed lunches to contain NO NUTS - Thank you for your co-operation.
Alternatively a school lunch can be provided for a daily charge - please see staff for prices and details.
Additional sessions may be purchased subject to availability.
Sessions cannot be swapped due to ratio requirements,
Please speak to the manager for any additional session information.
The following information has been sent through from the Local Authority.
Eligibility for 30 hours and Tax Free Childcare protected (5 May 2020)
The government has announced that any working parent usually eligible for 30 hours childcare or Tax-Free Childcare will remain eligible if they fall below the minimum income requirement due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Subject to Parliamentary approval, parents who are critical workers will also remain eligible for these entitlements if their income has increased over the maximum threshold during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This temporary flexibility will ensure critical workers can continue to access the childcare they need to enable them to work. These arrangements will be reviewed over the summer. This announcement can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/eligibility-for-government-childcare-offers-protected