Ladygrove Primary School & Nursery

Welcome to our nursery

Ladygrove Nursery is a newly refurbished building set in a purpose- built foundation stage unit within Ladygrove Primary School and is specially designed for the education of children aged 3 to 4. The nursery is located at the front of the school and offers an ideal environment in which children may develop in safe nurturing surroundings.

The new Nursery building benefits from large open spaces and lots of natural light and offers a safe, stimulating and fun learning environment that encourages children to explore and experiment, be creative and develop their skills as they play. Within the room we have a variety of different areas to encourage learning through play and discovery. The room has a large carpeted area and a large area for art and messy activities. There are two doors leading to a secure outside play area to enrich the children’s learning and development.

We have an Early Year’s teacher in both morning and afternoon sessions and an experienced nursery teaching assistant.

 

The nursery is open Monday to Friday from 8.45 a.m. to 3.15 p.m. during term time. Please find the exact dates of the terms in the Parental Information section. We close for 5 staff training days over the school year.

 

Morning session: 8.45 a.m. to 11.45 a.m.

Lunch time If your child stays for lunch please can you provide them with a packed lunch or alternatively they are able to have a hot lunch at a cost of £2.35 which is to be paid by cash /cheque or on line details can be obtained from the school office. The children have water with their lunch.

Afternoon session:12.15 p.m. to 3.15 p.m.

We kindly ask that you wait outside the main nursery entrance until we open the door.

Nursery Bookings

Please go to admissions- Nursery for more information

The Curriculum

We have the expertise of The Early Years Co-ordinator and teacher who plans the pre-school curriculum through the Foundation Stage and Early Learning Goals.

There are seven areas of learning which we are required to cover: Within these areas of learning are early learning goals which most children achieve by the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage at five.

Prime Areas— Physical development, Communication and Language, Personal and Social Development.

Specific Areas Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts.

The nursery children will have a range of experiences which include a forest-based learning session in the school grounds. We have a fabulous woodland area where we carry out our learning. Children are to come to nursery ready in old clothes as we will get muddy! Your child will need a spare set of clothes and shoes to get changed back into after the session. During cold weather children will need a hat, scarf, gloves, old coat and wellington boots. An old pair of wellington boots can be left at nursery.

 

We use the school hall for P.E sessions where children learn to take off their jumpers, shoes and socks. The children have the opportunity to participate in cooking sessions.

CHAT Book

Your child will be given a CHAT book when they start nursery. The CHAT book is a form of dialogue between school and home. We add a short description of our activities in nursery and would love to hear about your activities at home. The book is collected in each Thursday and returned the next day.

Nursery Library

We encourage the children to borrow story books from the library to take home and share together. We open the library on a Monday. The borrowing library is in boxes in several areas within the nursery, please sign books in and out using the reading record. We provide children with a plastic book bag.

Water bottles

 Children can bring in their own water bottles from home (no juice please) to drink throughout the session. Please clearly name the bottle and place in the colour group baskets.

Toileting

If your child is toilet trained please provide plenty of spare clothes in a clearly labelled draw string bag (no large rucksacks please) to hang on your child’s peg i.e.: pants, trousers and socks so we can change children if they have an accident. If your child is in nappies, please provide nappies/wipes and creams daily for your child.

Car park

Please note the car park is only available to staff and disabled badge holders.

Policies

You can read Nursery policies on our policy page

Nursery News

Keep up to date with the latest activity at our nursery by checking our nursery class page.