Mrs Halligan - Class Teacher
Ms Blair - Management and PPA cover Teacher, Thursday all day, Friday afternoon
Mrs Babcock - Teaching Assistant
Miss Jones - Apprentice Teaching Assistant
Mrs Croasdale - Learning Support
Welcome to St Paul's Nursery!
We hope your child will be very happy here in this very important and exciting first step on their learning journeys. We are looking forward to working with all Parents and Carers in supporting their children. Our door is always open so, if you ever have any questions or concerns, do please talk to our staff , we are always happy to help.
Morning Nursery starts at 8.45am and finishes at 11.45am.
Nursery Learning Challenges
Ourselves: Who are the people in my family?
Transport: How do we get around?
Winter and Polar Lands: Who lives in the North and South Poles?
Down on the farm: What happens on a farm?
Africa: Where in the world is Africa?
Out of this world! What can you see beyond the clouds?
Tuck money is payable every Monday. your £1 pays for your child to have snack and for any occasional extra bits that may be needed to enhance children's learning, e.g. arts and crafts resources, baking ingredients, party food, role play resources. Unfortunately if we do not receive enough contributions towards tuck, we may have to start providing it only to those who do pay.
Every Friday your child will receive a library book to take home and share with you. Please read this story with your child - sharing stories is important in developing your child's early reading skills. Your child needs to have their book bag in school. If they don't then unfortunately we are unable to provide your child with a book.
Each Friday, Pebbles Penguin will be given to someone who has tried very hard to be kind, caring and helpful all week. A book will be sent home for you to record your child's weekend with Pebbles. This can be in the form of photographs, drawings and writing. Your child will be given a special certificate to keep. Please bring Pebbles and her book back on the Monday so we can share her news with the class. Every child will have the opportunity to take Pebbles home at some point during the year.
What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers, catering for children from birth to
five, must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children's school 'readiness' and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
(EYFS Statutory Framework (2018)
There are seven areas of learning and development that shape educational programmes in the early years. All areas are important and cross over. The first three areas engage children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, they help children to make healthy relationships, build an ability to learn and achieve. These three areas are called the Prime Areas and are:
The Prime Areas are strengthened and applied in the next four areas which are known as the Specific Areas:
More information on the EYFS curriculum can be found in our Nursery booklet.
Happy New Year!
We hope you had a lovely Christmas. We missed the children and are looking forward to lots of exciting learning with them this half-term. Our topic is 'Winter and Polar Lands'. The children will be finding out about the animals that live in the coldest parts of our world. You can find lots of information about their learning and how you can support them in the 'Knowledge Organiser'.
Thank you for your continuing support. Please do not hesitate to talk to us if have any questions or concerns, the door is always open.
Nursery Teacher and EYFS Phase Leader