To all our new families. Sadly we are unable to invite you in to our parents meeting this year however, we have made a video presentation for you to access at home.
Sesame Street have done a short episode where questions are answered by doctors. It will be helpful to find a time to sit down with your child to share it together. It may start them talking about the changes we are currently experiencing.
Judith has release the next 4 episodes of Tizz Time. We hope you are enjoying them as much as we are.
As you know we have been doing some work with our preschool children around protective behaviours. It talks about them feeling safe.
Judith, who has been supporting this learning has continued with the sessions during this period of lockdown by releasing Tizz Time on her YouTube channel.
Follow the links below to access the episodes
Tizz Time Episode 1 – Giants and Snails
Tizz Time Episode 2 – When Caramel was lost
Tizz Time Episode 3 – Tizz’s Special Stones
Tizz Time Episode 4 – Invisible Bubbles
We are working with the Violence Reduction Unit on a Community Project. The preschool children have had sessions on protective behaviours. Our school community has worked together to make hands to hug the building during the 10 days of peace. There will be hands in other places too.
There are lots of activities happening to promote peace and community.
Look out for your hands 🙂
Even some of the smallest changes can make a big difference to your child.
Children love it when you chat, play and read with them, even if they do not understand everything. Whatever the time and wherever you are, you can turn almost anything into a game.
And every little thing you do together will help set them up for the day they start school.
There are lots of ideas on the following website
Are you eligible for a 2 year old funded nursery school place? Find out using the link below
If you are come in and talk to our team. Bring your child’s birth certificate and red book.
We still have places available this year.
We have recently had our Ofsted report and continue to be an Outstanding Nursery School. The nursery school is the only one in Coventry and we offer a unique provision led by qualified teachers.
Once you have secured your 2 year old place you automatically move through to our 3 year old Preschool class. This gives the children a clear transition and continuity to their early years education.
The Nursery class your child attends does not affect admission to school, it cannot be used within the criteria.
We work closely with Sidney Stringer Primary School and other schools to support transition into primary school.
We have a number of spaces in our Orchard class available for those families entitled to the 30 hour offer.
The 30 hour offer is made up of 2 parts.
15 hours education
15 hours childcare
The education hours will be 08.45 – 11.45.
We are able to be more flexible with the 15 hours childcare element.
11.45 – 14.45 please provide a healthy packed lunch
11.45 – 15.30 This incurs a £15 a week for the extra hours, please provide a healthy packed lunch
How children have used the provision this year…
Monday – Friday 08.45 – 11.45 & 12.30 – 15.30
+ £15 per week for Lunch club 11.45 – 12.30
Monday – Thursday 08.45 – 15.30
Friday 08.45 – 11.45
Monday – Friday 08.45 – 14.45
We are proud to say that in our recent Ofsted inspection we continue to be Outstanding.
You can find the full report on our website www.hillfieldscoventry.co.uk/useful-information/ofsted/
Many thanks to all the staff, children, parents and governors.
The weblink below takes you to very useful advice for keeping birth – 5 children safe online.
On this web page you will also find advice for other age groups too.
If your family needs to talk about rules and boundaries around the internet see the resource around a Family Agreement from Childnet