The Nursery Day
Children are either offered 5 morning or 5 afternoon sessions, requests can be made if you have a preference because of work or college commitments, but unfortunately we are unable to meet every request.
Morning sessions: 08.45 – 11.45
Afternoon sessions: 12.30 – 15.30
We have Willow wraparound for settled 3 year olds requiring extended care. You can pay for this online, click here.
Each session follows a regular routine which provides children with a range of learning opportunities and experiences. Children have the opportunity to work within small groups, pairs, and independently, during each session.
The learning environment inside and outside is carefully designed to meet the children’s needs and enable them to make choices, and begin to care for themselves independently (for example coat pegs are at the children’s height so they can access outdoor clothes themselves).
A small snack of fruit or raw vegetables, and a drink of milk or water is available to all children during the session, we ask for a donation of 10p a day to contribute towards the cost.
Nappies & Toilet Training
Many children are still using nappies when they start nursery. We have changing facilities in the area, and just ask that you ensure your child brings a bag with spare nappies and wipes to enable us to change your child as needed.
The staff are also experienced in supporting children through toilet training and will work alongside you to support your child.
Information and Communication
Staff are available at the beginning and end of sessions for you to share information with, and ask questions, so please do let us know if you have any news to share, queries or concerns! If you need a longer discussion just ask to book an appointment.
In addition to daily communication about your child there are termly learning reviews (an opportunity for you to discuss your child’s progress) and half termly profile book sharing (an opportunity to spend a little time in the area with your child looking through their profile book which records their learning and experiences).
Other information is communicated through letters and text messaging.